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Subsistence Fish Farming in Africa: A Technical Manual (French)

The objective of this manual is to explain how to build facilities that produce animal protein - fish - using minimal natural resources and minimal external supplies.  These fish are being produced for the purpose of subsistence. 

Subsistence Fish Farming in Africa: A Technical Manual

The objective of this manual is to explain how to build facilities that produce animal protein - fish - using minimal natural resources and minimal external supplies.  These fish are being produced for the purpose of subsistence. 

Madagascar's hungry eat grasshoppers after deadly cyclone

"French charity group Action Against Hunger, which invited AFP to see the extent of the needs of the hurricane's victims, has begun disinfecting contaminated wells with chlorine and has installed a pump system to try to remove the dirty water. "This is an emergency," said Stephane Senia, the group's water programme manager, adding that they are working to restore the wells to their pre-cyclone condition. "So we're not looking to work miracles.

Cyclone Haruna Devastates Madagascar

Tens of thousands of people’s lives have been devastated across the southwest of Madagascar after the destructive Tropical Cyclone Haruna swept across the country.

Torrential rains and winds of up to 125 miles per hour destroyed thousands of families' homes and ruined crops and water points. The force of the rising sea burst a major dam north of Tulear, causing water to flood the city and surrounding rural community.

With water points flooded and contaminated, families are in desperate need of safe drinking water, to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.

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. 

Cash Transfers a Successful Antidote to Sahel Emergency

Although it may seem counter-intuitive in the context of a humanitarian emergency, money can be one of the most effective mediums for saving lives during emergencies such as that unfolding across the Sahel—a crisis in which three million children are expected to become severely malnourished in the coming months.

Boots on the Ground: Combating Malnutrition in Karamoja, Uganda

The Karamoja region of Uganda suffers from persistently high rates of childhood malnutrition. In this land of nomadic herders, rates of acute malnutrition routinely surpass 15 percent, while some 40 percent of the  under-five population is considered underweight and at risk.

A Million Children At Risk of Deadly Malnutrition in the Sahel

More than 10 million people are at risk of food shortages across Africa’s Sahel region, including communities in MauritaniaMali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

UN urged to draw a line between humanitarian and military work

The UN must ensure its humanitarian objectives are not tarnished by associationwith its political and military objectives, or risk more NGOs pulling out of co-ordinated activities, according to a report.

The report, UN integration and humanitarian space, published by the Overseas Development Institute and the Stimson Centre, focused on UN operations in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Central African Republic, Darfur in Sudan, and Liberia.

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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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