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"Tech"-nically Speaking: Technology at Work in Nigeria Programs

“Can I use my iPhone to take pictures?” That was my first question as I got out of the car and walked towards the health center. I was in the north of Nigeria in Jigawa State, right outside the city of Dutse, and this was going to be my first visit to an Action Against Hunger health center. Although I was hoping to bring home some images to remember the visit by, I was also nervous about flaunting my electronics for fear of creating distance between the patients in the health center and me. I was especially unsure as to whether taking pictures of them was considered appropriate.

Life After Ebola: Yongo and Morris

Editor’s note: Since the beginning of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, 160 cases have been recorded in Bomi County. This official figure may seem low, but the real one is likely much higher, and the county is actually one of the most affected areas in the country. Here, we’re sharing the stories of two Ebola survivors from Bomi County.   

The Most Violent Tsunami in History: Reflections a Decade in the Making

On December 26, 2004 many around the world were still enjoying holiday time with their loved ones--until the live news images, ones we'll never forget, started streaming in. The most violent tsunami in history had devastated the coasts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, southern India, and western Thailand within just a few hours.

An unprecedented storm

The Cost of Forgetting

A year ago today, conflict erupted in South Sudan, and has yet to stop. It has forced over 1.9 million people from their homes, and has left nearly four million people without enough to eat.  

A New Approach to Nutritional Surveillance

The conflict that has raged on in South Sudan since December 2013 shows no signs of ending and has led to the world’s worst food crisis. Action Against Hunger has worked in the area that is now South Sudan for over 25 years, and we have drastically scaled up our efforts in response to the ongoing conflict.

In Central African Republic, Access and Aid Delivery Are Growing Challenges

On December 5, 2013, French armed forces entered the Central African Republic with a tall order--to implement a United Nations resolution to disarm the perpetrators from numerous violent groups. One year later, the nation remains plagued by gun violence.

Check Out Action Against Hunger's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Eat up that turkey and stuffing, you're going to need the energy to get your holiday shopping underway! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, your friends at Action Against Hunger are here to take the guesswork (and hopefully, the stress!) out of gift-getting for your friends and family.  

Ebola Crisis: A Family Tale of Tragedy and Perseverance

Since the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa, the health ministries of the three most affected countries—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea—have strongly discouraged people from participating in funeral rituals, as they involve significant risks associated with the transmission of bodily fluids released from the deceased. Unfortunately, many are finding it difficult to let go of this part of the grieving process, and thus are not heeding the request.

South Sudan Journal: Building Latrines, Saving Lives

In September, Nick Radin, our Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) Advisor for South Sudan, travelled to the country to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and livelihoods of communities. On his trip, Nick kept a journal about his travels. This post is the last in our series of four, but you can start from the beginning of his journey here.

South Sudan Journal: Helping Families Start Anew

Nick Radin coordinates Action Against Hunger’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) programs in South Sudan, where conflict that erupted in December 2013 has displaced more than 1.7 million people and left 4 million people food insecure. In September, Nick returned to South Sudan to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and lives of communities.


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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