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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.

South Sudan Journal: Traveling Through the World's Youngest Country

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.

Our Response to the World's Worst Food Crisis

Thirty five years ago today, the U.N. declared October 16 World Food Day to strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger. In that spirit, we are highlighting the crisis in South Sudan, which the United Nations Security Council has declared the worst food crisis in the world.

Reaching the Unreachable in South Sudan

How do you transport cars when the only available roads are flooded or filled with land mines?

Nathalie Rothschild, our logistics officer, and Guillaume Mathieu, our logistics coordinator in South Sudan, face questions like this every day.

South Sudan Journal: Cholera Prevention Saves Lives

Nick Radin is our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor (WaSH) for our 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. Nick met with South Sudanese parents and our local staff to learn about the needs on the ground and what we need to do to improve things.

A Rebirth for Korbesa Health Center

For the last couple of years, Lukas Kaburu, the nurse in charge at Korbesa Health Center in Isiolo County, Kenya, has been attending to the delivery of babies in manyattas (traditional huts) among the Borana community.

Challenges faced by the health center

Most pregnant mothers attend prenatal health sessions in the health center, but when delivering, they usually opt for a traditional home birth with attendants. Occasionally, a nurse is called in to help when complications arise during a home delivery.

Providing Help and Hope for Displaced Families in Northwest Pakistan

In Pakistan, over one million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are fleeing violence in North Waziristan to find refuge in neighboring provinces. Action Against Hunger is working to welcome displaced families and ensure they get the resources they need to start a new life.

Fasmar’s family starts over

Meet Jogie: An Action Against Hunger Humanitarian

Since 2008, Jogie Agbogan has worked on the frontlines of humanitarian aid at Action Against Hunger. Now our Nutrition Coordinator for South Sudan, a country that is facing the worst nutrition crisis in the world, Jogie is one of over 5,000 humanitarians at Action Against Hunger who are working collectively to end hunger.

Action Against Hunger Condemns Violence Against Humanitarian Workers, Mourns Loss of Colleague

Action Against Hunger (ACF International) strongly condemns the recent violence against humanitarian aid workers in South Sudan as we mourn the loss of our great friend and longtime colleague Gabriel Yien Gach, who was killed on Monday, August 4, 2014, in Maban County in South Sudan.

South Sudanese Refugees Seek Shelter in Leitchor, Ethiopia

The conflict that began in South Sudan in December 2013 has forced 1.5 million people to flee their homes in search of safety. Over 400,000 of these people have crossed the border, becoming refugees in neighboring countries. Not only are they starting their lives over, they are starting with few resources if any at all. In Ethiopia, there are over 160,000 South Sudanese refugees and over 47,000 live in the Leitchor refugee camp, in the country’s west.

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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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