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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.

Fighting Turns Food Crisis Into Humanitarian Catastrophe: What We Can Do

The text below is an excerpt from a blog post that is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction to call attention to the crisis in the Sahel, a region in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 18 million people face starvation and 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from acute malnutrition.

President Obama Promotes New Initiative to Tackle Hunger in Africa

In a speech today, President Barack Obama affirmed the United States' commitment to being a leader in the fight against hunger and malnutrition around the world. He announced $3 billion in new private sector pledges to significantly increase agriculture and food production in Africa. 

As Conflict Continues, Keeping Focus on South Sudan’s Humanitarian Crisis

The peace between Sudan and South Sudan was not to be, at least not for long. Even after the Republic of South Sudan’s independence last July, tensions remained high between the former civil war combatants. Oil fields—mainly located along the contested border region—became the focal point in a play for power that has intensified into violent clashes over last month.

Pakistan: Hundreds of Thousands Displaced, in Need of Assistance

The following information has been distributed by the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, of which Action Against Hunger is a member, and the National Humanitarian Network.

Amid Complexity, Progress in Tackling Deadly Hunger in Nigeria

If you simply scratch the surface, it appears as if Nigeria is having a golden moment. It’s a middle income country according to the World Bank, and is the second largest economy in Africa after South Africa. The U.S. gets 20 percent of its oil from Nigeria and is the nation’s largest foreign investor. And according to Citigroup, no country in the world will have a higher average GDP growth rate in the next 40 years than Nigeria.

The Sharing Experiment

You may remember first being taught to share under the watchful eye of your Kindergarten teacher, but we’ve got a new video that suggests something surprising: Kids will happily share, even when they think nobody’s watching.

It’s a concept that we first tested with twenty little ones in Spain who were recorded in pairs as they were told to sit in a room and wait for an adult to return. One of the two was given a snack, while the other was left empty-handed.

How did they react? Did they share their food? Find out for yourself below.

Sahel Crisis: Regional Food Emergency Intensifies in Mali, Mauritania

As the regional food crisis intensifies in Africa’s Sahel region, we’ve worked to provide you with the latest information. Most recently, we wrote about the situation on the ground in Chad, where food shortages, price hikes, and drought have put many thousands of children in danger. Indeed, one million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition across the region.

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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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