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What Works: Sharing and Scaling Up for a More Sustainable Food System

"In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thousands of lives are threatened by acute malnutrition, a problem that is exacerbated by the country’s internal conflict and poverty. The Congolese Ministry of Health receives support from the organization Action Against Hunger to provide rations of specially formulated Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) for children suffering from acute malnutrition."

Banana Wilt: The Spreading Menace

"In keeping with its mission to treat and prevent acute malnutrition, Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, has been working with residents of DRC’s North and South Kivu region to help address the short-term food security needs created by the spread of Wilt, while also ensuring long-term recovery of their livelihoods.

Innovation of the Week: Fighting Global Malnutrition Locally

"In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country struggling with internal conflict, food shortages, and poverty, thousands of lives are threatened by acute malnutrition. When a child is brought to one of the therapeutic Stabilization Centers at regional hospitals, run by the Congolese Ministry of Health with support from the organization Action Against Hunger, they receive rations of specially formulated Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF).

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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