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In Pakistan, A Life-Altering Experiment

The sun-baked fields that greeted me upon my arrival in Sindh province would be my destination on the second day of my visit. As our truck bounced down a rough dirt path between farming plots, an elderly man emerged from the crops.

In Pakistan, Empowering Mothers to Treat Malnutrition at Home

Stepping up onto the porch of a one-room house, I was met with the wide, dark, and curious eyes of a little girl sitting on her mother’s lap. Hardly two years old, Saima seemed healthy enough as she wriggled in mom’s arms. But the staff of our Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP)—our community outreach nutrition program—explained to me that even though she weighs in at 9.2 kilograms now, she was a mere 2.7 kilograms when Fatima brought her to the OTP site for lifesaving care.

In Pakistan, Either Too Much Water, or Too Little

As a Seattle native, I wasn’t expecting that the drive to Action Against Hunger’s base in Thatta, southern Pakistan would remind me of home. But feeling the spring heat wash over me as I stepped off the plane in Karachi and seeing the flat, dry expanse once we escaped the city instantly recalled memories of summer in eastern Washington. Here and there, the arid scrubland gave way to a farming plot or a herd of cattle. Dusty browns and greens stretched to the horizon, speckled with the yellow blooms of sunflowers.

For Displaced Pakistanis, a Positive Way Forward

One is a 65-year-old woman, displaced by severe floods in 2010. The other is a 60-year-old man, a farmer forced from his fields and his home when the government’s clashes with regional insurgents intensified. They hail from different villages in Pakistan’s northern Nowshera District, and are unlikely to ever meet. But what they do share are compelling stories of human resilience in overcoming tremendous adversity to move forward positively with their lives—all with support from Action Against Hunger. These are their stories.

Action Against Hunger Targets Malnutrition

"In a rapidly changing world, it's important to know that the basics are taken care of. No matter what happens politically, socially, or economically, a few basics, like food, shelter, and health are necessary for all of the world's people. Unfortunately, these essentials remain out of reach for the world's poorest, who are often unsure of where their next meal might come from."

Pakistan: Hundreds of Thousands Displaced, in Need of Assistance

The following information has been distributed by the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, of which Action Against Hunger is a member, and the National Humanitarian Network.

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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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