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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

Rebuilding Lives after the War in Northern Uganda

Action Against Hunger is helping restore stability to the lives of thousands of Ugandans returning to their communities for the first time in decades. After years of providing assistance in camps for people displaced by brutal conflict, our teams are following families back to their homes and helping them get back on their feet.

A Doctor's Call for Help Answered

Until recently, the southern part of the Central African Republic was relatively stable economically, boasting large diamond and wood industries. But over the last few months, a decline in these industries, coupled with poor investment in local agriculture and a reliance on imported food, have put enormous pressure on the population. Acute malnutrition, often a telltale sign of a larger crisis, has begun to surface.

Update on Haiti Relief Efforts Two Months after Quake

Pierre Tripon reports on the current humanitarian needs in Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s emergency programs, and the country’s prospects for the future.

Clean Communities, Healthier Lives

Action Against Hunger is training community members across northern Uganda in good hygiene and sanitation practices to make their villages healthier and cleaner places to live. Sam, a member of the Village Health Team in the town of Obir, has participated in five training sessions since 2008. He also serves as a model for his neighbors, who have followed his lead in taking steps to improve their health.

New Wells Bring New Trade

Wells not only bring potable water and improved hygiene and sanitation, but also the chance for more trade and a better life. One well that Action Against Hunger drilled provided just that chance for the family of Jennifer, a 10-year-old girl in the northern Ugandan village of Popong Kocona. Her family moved there from a camp for people displaced by decades of violent conflict, where she had lived since she was two years old.

“Life was hard there,” Jennifer said. “There was no food and no water. Here we can farm and we have clean water to drink.”

Food Scarce for Thousands of Nicaraguan Families

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA—Food stocks have run out for thousands of families across the Corredor Seco region of northern Nicaragua, Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. Because of erratic rainfall associated with the effects of El Niño, more than half of this year’s harvest was destroyed, leaving the population highly food insecure.

Outpatient Nutrition Centers: Nursing Children Back to Health in War Zone

Supporting outpatient nutrition centers is one way Action Against Hunger fights severe acute malnutrition in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region torn apart by over a decade of brutal conflict. At the centers, local health workers trained and equipped by Action Against Hunger diagnose, treat and monitor acutely malnourished children during their weekly visits.

A Second Chance at Life

Chance Segorundo is an 11-month old boy from the village of Shasha in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He began to lose his appetite in October when his mother became ill and was no longer able to breastfeed him. This past December, after his mother died, he stopped eating altogether.

Meeting Urgent Needs of Women with Young Children in Haiti

Amidst the camps for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is establishing multiple centers specifically designed to provide a range of services to mothers with young children, including a safe environment for breastfeeding, as well as medical, nutritional, and psychological support. Four makeshift tents are already operational, and by the time the program is completed, some 5,000 mothers and their infants will receive this specialized assistance.

Haiti: ACF Working to Prevent Malnutrition

SAINTE MARIE, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—As the risk of life-threatening malnutrition grows among young children in Haiti, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International has launched an emergency program to distribute high-protein BP5 biscuits to at least 15,000 vulnerable children.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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