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Interviews

Humanitarian Emergency in Pakistan

Last month Pakistan was hit by the worst flooding in its history, affecting an estimated 20 million people. Here we present a conversation with Action Against Hunger's Emergency Field Coordinator based in Pakistan.

Malnutrition Crisis in Chad Threatens Thousands of Young Lives

Country Director Jean-François Carémel discusses the malnutrition crisis in the Bahr el Ghazal region of western Chad, where Action Against Hunger’s recent surveys show the severe malnutrition rate for children under five at 27 percent—almost double the emergency threshold set by the World Health Organization.

The View from Southern Sudan

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

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.

Strengthening the Local Work Force

Last month Action Against Hunger | ACF International began training its national and international staff based in East and Central Africa at a brand-new center in Nairobi, Kenya. Maxine Clayton, the driving force behind the initiative, sat down with us to discuss the center and its impact on ACF’s ability to prevent and treat malnutrition in the region.

Combating Malnutrition in Rural Communities

Esther Wamono, a Nutrition Surveillance Officer, joined Action Against Hunger in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda in November. Determined to make a difference in her native country, Esther moved from the capital of Kampala, where she earned a master’s degree in applied human nutrition, to one of the poorest and driest parts of the land-locked African nation to tackle high levels of malnutrition.

What's Hygiene Got To Do With Hunger?

Daisy Nyaga is a Public Health Program Manager with Action Against Hunger in Kenya. She works with families to improve their health and prevent illnesses like malaria, dysentery, and cholera that kill millions of children every year and devastate families and entire communities. In recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of communities in distress, Daisy was honored with the Staff Honoree of the Year at the Action Against Hunger Annual Gala on November 18th.

A Clean Water Breakthrough

Dr. Greg Allgood is head of Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, which has helped guarantee millions of liters of clean water to children and families during periods of crisis. In recognition of its extraordinary efforts on behalf of distressed communities around the world, Procter & Gamble will receive the 9th annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award on November 18th.

In Search of Humanity: An Interview with Obie Porteous

Porteous, author of In Search of Humanity: Blogs of an International Aid Worker, has worked with Action Against Hunger in five very different countries—Tajikistan, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, and Indonesia. He sat down with us to discuss his new book, the value of ACF’s programs, and the sheer joy of a water pump.

Political Violence in Kenya: Glenn Hughson on Field Work and the Importance of Good Coffee

Kenya held elections on December 27th, 2007 and the skewed results led to accusations of ballot fixing. The aftermath of the results led to ethnic violence between a number of different communities that had supported the leading parties. Homes and businesses were burned and looted, water points poisoned, families separated, women were raped, and over 1,200 people were killed.

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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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