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Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn't the Problem

"It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically, because if you had a hard copy chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day. Over the years, as I've traveled the globe with Action Against Hunger, many faces and stories have stuck with me -- some haunt me -- but one teenage boy named George I met three years ago in Uganda has come to serve as my guiding star."

A Meeting to End World Hunger

"Yesterday, the same day that the London Olympic Games came to a close, British Prime Minister David Cameron co-hosted a hunger summit with Brazilian Vice-President Michel Temer...The Prime Minister committed to deliver this event on his return from the May G8 summit, when he announced to the UK Parliament that he would build on progress made on food security at the Camp David summit by hosting a '

Chanel Iman Helps DKNY Reveal Golden Delicious Million Dollar Fragrance Bottle

DKNY has teamed up with famed jewelry designer Martin Katz to adorn one of their Gold Delicious fragrance bottles. This special one-of-a-kind edition of the company’s top-selling scent boosts 14 karat yellow and white gold, 183 yellow sapphires, 2,700 white diamonds and a 2.43-carat yellow canary diamonds.

Net Proceeds from the sale of the bottle will go to the Action Against Hunger charity. And if cracking the checkbook for a diamond encrusted fragrance bottle doesn’t make you sweat, you might want to throw in a pack of designer cotton pads.

First Things First: Prioritizing Efforts to End Deadly Hunger

Given my position as the head of this international humanitarian organization, people often ask me what the best way is to end poverty and despair in the world. They also frequently want to debate the pros and cons of investing in struggling countries: Should they invest in education, they ask, or health care; economic development or infrastructure?

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).

New Haiti Cholera Warning, Vaccine Questions, and "Squatters" Vulnerable

"Everyday, even of the past two months, more and more squatters arrive; ACF which has provided limited assistance in Canaan (without Government approval) providing potable water and wat/san messaging was recording 1,000 arrivals per/day at one point. I posed the question as to why Camp Canaan, the ignored 'bad camp' with upwards of 8,000 displaced, has not received any aid except for some latrines provided by the Irish NGO Haven and a water bladder from Action Against Hunger (ACF)."

Sudan Expels Charities From Darfur

"...They were told their registration in the country was cancelled with immediate effect. The charities expelled include Oxfam, Care International and Action Contre la Faim - all seen as "big hitters". Staff will begin leaving the country today(Thursday). 'We didn't know how the government was going to react,' said a Western diplomatic source. 'This is one of our worst-case scenarios."

3 Things To Be Thankful For This Fall

"...Weight Watchers has proven that they can certainly do some good by launching a six week "Lose for Good" campaign this fall, during which for every pound lost through their program (up to one million), Weight Watchers donated a pound of food to Share our Strength and Action Against Hunger..."


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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