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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.

Woman Gets New Lease on Life after Fire Destroys Her Business

Four years ago Adut Mawien Dut’s business burned to the ground in a fire that also destroyed other small businesses in the Malualkon Market. Everything in her modest teashop was lost--tables, chairs, cups, kettles and jerry cans.

"I needed 350 Sudanese Pounds ($138) to set up another shop," says Adut. "But I was never able to save any money from my first shop, as everything was spent on school fees, food, clothes and medicine. So there was nothing I could do."

One in Four Children's Lives at Risk from Malnutrition in Western Chad

N’DJAMENA, CHAD—One out of every four children under five suffers from acute malnutrition in the Sahel region of Western Chad, according to nutrition surveys carried out by global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International, in collaboration with the Chadian Ministry of Health, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme (WFP). Action Against Hunger has scaled up its programs to treat thousands of malnourished children with the condition and urges long-term preventative measures to strengthen local health systems.

Against All Odds: Baby Monday’s Story

Nurses at the therapeutic Stabilization Center in the Kaabong Referral Hospital call him “the miracle baby.” In the hospital records his name is Monday; the staff name orphaned babies according to the day of the week they are born.

Chad: A View from the Ground

Sitting in front of a therapeutic Stabilization Center in Kanem, Western Chad, one-year-old Adam smiles weakly as his mother Hawa cradles him. Determined to save her son, Hawa traveled five days by camel in the burning heat to bring him to the nearest health center. His whole body swollen with edema, Adam was in an advanced stage of acute malnutrition, a condition that can be deadly if left untreated.

Fighting Crop Disease in Conflict Area

A contagious disease affecting bananas threatens the livelihoods and food security of many rural communities throughout eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region torn apart by more than a decade of brutal conflict. Called wilt, the bacterial disease turns the leaves of banana trees yellow, rots their fruit and eventually kills the entire tree.

Building Capacity in Congo: A Life-Saving Partnership

The Democratic Republic of Congo is still a nation in crisis, reeling from years of brutal conflict and neglect, and struggling with widespread poverty, food insecurity, uneven economic development, and regional instability. As a result, the country experiences routine outbreaks of acute malnutrition that threaten thousands of lives.

Market-Based Solution Helps Displaced Families in Eastern D.R. Congo

Action Against Hunger is doing something new in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: using a local market-based solution to provide people with what they want.

Hunger and Malnutrition Crisis Resurfaces in Niger

NEW YORK, NY—In response to massive food shortages and staggering acute malnutrition rates in Niger, international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International launched an emergency response to provide nutritional support to children, increase the income of vulnerable families, and bolster a national initiative to dampen the impact of the crisis.

The View from Southern Sudan

A conversation with ACF’s Senior Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor

The 200 Mile House

In rural areas of northern Uganda, most homes are made of mud bricks, and without water nearby, people have to travel for miles just to get the water to construct them.

Take Ongero Moses, a father of six who lives in the village of Omerkol. Ongero fled to the town of Lira with his family in 2001 because of armed conflict. After scraping by working as a casual laborer and motorbike taxi driver for several years, Moses and his family returned to Omerkol in 2008.

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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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