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Crisis Mounts in DRC: 200,000 Displaced in Past 10 Days

Imagine fleeing violence in your home city and settling in a camp for displaced citizens. If that fate isn’t difficult enough, imagine the area around the camp then being seized by members of a rebel group, forcing you back, homeless, to your city of origin where there is no power and virtually no access to water. This scenario isn’t a bad dream. It’s the reality being faced by residents who originally hail from Goma, a city in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Action Against Hunger Kenya Takes Nutrition Work to Next Level

Huyen Tran, Action Against Hunger’s Country Program Coordinator in Kenya, participated this week in a groundbreaking nutrition symposium. In a Q&A with me, she reveals how the results of the gathering will impact the country’s humanitarian interventions for years to come.

Elisabeth Rapport (ER): The first-ever Kenya Nutrition Symposium was held this week. Describe the significance of this event for the humanitarian community in Kenya, and for Action Against Hunger specifically.

A Message for Our Friends, Post-Hurricane Sandy

With our headquarters in New York City, we’ve experienced Hurricane Sandy and all her wrath this week – and we know many of you have, too. First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn’t the Problem

This piece is also available in its entirety on The Huffington Post.

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically - if you had a hard copy, chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

Happy Global Handwashing Day from Action Against Hunger

October 15, 2012 is the fifth anniversary of Global Handwashing Day, which is a particularly special year because it marks a major goal in a child’s life- reaching their fifth birthday.  The importance of washing hands with soap cannot be overstated; research has shown that it is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhea and pneumonia which cause more than 3.5 million child deaths every year.

As Floods Soak South Sudan, ACF Steps Up with Proven Solutions

Some things never change, even for the newest country in the world: South Sudan has been hit by another round of flooding. The period from August to October is known as the “flood season,” and each year thousands of people are displaced, and property and crops are destroyed.

This year has seen the worst floods in five years, but the good news is that in some areas, humanitarian actors and communities were prepared and a humanitarian emergency was minimized.

Top Six Ways to Become a Savvier Social Supporter

Because five just aren’t enough! Earlier this week, Mashable hosted its annual Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. This three-day conference is a forum where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions for social problems. Held during UN Week from September 22-24, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.

A Year Post-Crisis, Plenty of Progress Across the Horn of Africa

Severe drought isn’t something we’re accustomed to here in the United States. That’s why it comes as little surprise that when one hits, as it has this past month throughout America’s west, it makes and sustains major headlines. But while crop forecasts predict significant losses and higher food prices next year, this drought will in no way devastate our livelihoods, or our likelihood to be able to put dinner on the table.

Sahel Crisis Crescendos: 18 Million People Now Face Life-Threatening Food Shortages

When a crisis as complicated and deep-rooted as the one in Africa’s Sahel region hits, getting a sense of the size and scope of it can be daunting. That’s why we want to share the latest information on what’s going on at the country and regional levels.

Let them Eat Crop Insurance: Extreme Weather, Agricultural Stability & Subsistence Farmers

The New York Times, among other news agencies, has featured a spate of articles recently on severe weather patterns across the U.S.

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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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