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Ebola outbreak: Famine approaches – bringing a fresh nightmare to West Africa

Ebola, the virus that has ravaged Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea at an unprecedented rate, continues its devastating spread… And in the absence of a mass-produced vaccine, its treatment - enforced isolation, mass quarantines - now threatens to bring a new crisis: starvation...

Plumpy'nut: The magic potion that's saving lives in Niger

"'We were already asking ourselves questions about TFCs,' Caroline Wilkinson, a nutritionist with Action Against Hunger, says. 'We were asking ourselves whether mothers could and should stay for such a long time in a TFC, because it has consequences on life at home.'"

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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