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India is often distinguished as the most populous democracy in the world, but India occupies a rarefied place when it comes to assessing global hunger, with its sky-high rates of deadly malnutrition and its staggering numbers of undernourished children. The scale of malnutrition in India makes it ground zero in the fight to end child deaths from deadly undernutrition.

Analysis: Six ways to take the bite out of Bangladesh food price hikes

“In rural areas, homestead gardening and small animal production can help to make people less vulnerable to price shock,” said Damien Joud of Action Against Hunger (ACF). 

HKI trains farmers, mostly female, on agricultural methods that help boost their yield and income while saving water and soil resources. It also provides improved seeds and animal breeds. 

Emergency Response Following Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines

Hundreds of people are dead and more than 167,000 people have been affected following the crash of Tropical Storm Washi on the shores of the Southern Philippines over the weekend. Action Against Hunger, which operates a mission on the island on Mindanao, replied immediately to the disaster and charted course to effectively address the emergency water, sanitation, and nutrition needs of those impacted. Here's how we're helping:

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Floods, Funding Shortages Undermine Recovery in Pakistan

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

Funding Shortages Leave Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis in Need

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

Cash Learning Partnership: Turning Cash into Aid, Part 4

Kendra Hughbanks is working for ACF International as the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) Assistant. Though based in New York, she is spending a month in the Philippines to focus on case studies that illuminate emergency intervention and recovery. This post is the first in a series.

Cash Learning Partnership: Turning Cash into Aid, Part 3

Kendra Hughbanks is working for ACF International as the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) Assistant. Though based in New York, she is spending a month in the Philippines to focus on case studies that illuminate emergency intervention and recovery. This post is the third in a series.

Floods in Bangladesh Displace 1.5 Million, Threaten Food Crops

Heavy monsoon rains in the late summer months have caused several major rivers in Bangladesh to burst their banks, displacing 1.5 million people and inflicting significant damages on the country’s crops and productive resources. Action Against Hunger’s experts are also concerned that the resulting stagnant or standing water will lead to outbreaks of waterborne illnesses in the coming weeks—outbreaks that can contribute to malnutrition among children under the age of five years.

To date, the floods have taken a debilitating toll on millions of people:

Cash Learning Partnership: Turning Cash Into Aid, Part 2

Kendra Hughbanks is working for ACF International as the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) Assistant. Though based in New York, she is spending a month in the Philippines to focus on case studies that illuminate emergency intervention and recovery. This post is the second in a series.

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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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