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"The treatment of malnutrition has revolutionised over the last few years, with the development of Ready to-Use Therapeutic Foods meaning more children than ever can receive life-saving treatment at home, in the comfort of their own community. As such, treatment has been made much more accessible, which has had a huge positive impact on the lives of families affected by malnutrition.

Funding for Nutrition Should Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

"A new report from Action Against Hunger shows that investments in proven nutrition interventions are falling far short of what is needed to address global hunger and raises serious concerns about the reactive and short-term nature of funding for nutrition programmes. 'Aid for Nutrition' finds that whilst th

Learning to Improve for the Future

"Learning and accountability is firmly on the NGO agenda nowadays and for Action Against Hunger, it is something we take very seriously. We dedicate a lot of energy into evaluating our programmes, learning from them and, fundamentally, holding ourselves to account for them. We firmly believe that analysing our programmes is crucial to continuously improving their impact and ultimately reaching more communities in need with better quality assistance.

Small Scale, Big Impact: How to Improve Nutrition Through Small Scale Agriculture

"The impact of this co-ordinated charge on malnutrition was impressive: Stunting within the target population had fallen by almost 16 percentage points in just three years. Agricultural productivity through women's home gardens was an important part of that, but combining it with other forms of intervention in women's training, education and confidence magnified the impact on nutrition.

Cleaning Wells to Save Lives

"Diarrhoeal diseases are the second leading cause of death among children under five years old in Madagascar. And now, as families resort to drinking from contaminated sources, cases of diarrhoea and water-related diseases are on the rise more than ever. Since the hurricane Action Against Hunger teams have been disinfecting wells across the affected communities to limit the risk of waterborne disease.

A Mother's Journey to Save Her Son

"Action Against Hunger reports that Gao has seen a price increase of 38% on millet, 31% on rice and 25% on cooking oil in recent months. The NGO is concerned that the increased isolation of the North will impact on access to much needed food and humanitarian supplies. Action Against Hunger's country director in Mali, Franck Vannetelle, says: 'Everyone in Gao is talking about the food shortages and people are extremely worried. This new phase of conflict is adding to the fragility of the population and the worst is still to come.

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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