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Six Months after Post-Election Violence, Ivory Coast Struggles with Food Shortages Amidst Recovery

More than six months after contested elections plunged Ivory Coast into political stalemate and nationwide violence, the country has begun to regain relative stability as the chaos subsides, security improves and many communities begin to rebuild.

Horn of Africa: Food Crisis Intensifies for Ethiopians and Among Somali Refugees

As thousands of Somali families continue to pour into the Dollo Ado camps of Ethiopia seeking refuge from drought and devastating food crises, Action Against Hunger is racing to scale up its programs in response to extremely high malnutrition rates among refugees and heightened food insecurity among Ethiopians in the South.

Somalis seek refuge in Ethiopian camps – in pictures

Families from Somalia walk for days, and even weeks, to reach the Dollo Ado refugee complex in Ethiopia, and arrive exhausted and dehydrated. Hundreds of children and pregnant women are malnourished and need special therapeutic foods to help them to recover.

Series of 13 Photographs. Photo credit: Samuel Hauenstein Swan/Action Against Hunger

Proctor & Gamble Commits $3 Million to Provide Clean Water in Horn of Africa

Announced at the seventh annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the global consumer goods giant aims to prevent more than ten million days of illness in the region, which, according to the United Nations, currently faces the most urgent humanitarian crisis on the planet. In partnership with PSI (Population Services International), Save the Children, CARE, AmeriCares, Action Against Hunger, GlobalMedic, and others, P&G will provide thirty-one million of its water purification packets to people in the region, resulting in more than 300 million liters of clean drinking water.

Leveraging Short-Term Relief for Long-Term Gains in Garbatulla, Kenya

Emergency assistance costs seven times more than preventative measures like investments in infrastructure and agriculture; in fact, it's estimated that for every dollar invested in a community's productive assets, a $9 return is earned, according to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

"It's not too late" for the Horn of Africa, urges Dan Rather

Life threatening conditions have reached catastrophic levels in the Horn of Africa, with the United Nations declaring famine in parts of Somalia, but people can still save lives and help restore self-sufficiency, says veteran newsman Dan Rather in a new public service announcement (PSA) produced for Action Against Hunger.

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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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