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ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Aid)

The Humanitarian Aid department provides emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union. The aid is intended to go directly to those in distress, irrespective of race, religion or political convictions.

Video: Supporting Conflict and Flood-Affected Populations in Pakistan

In recent years, massive floods in Pakistan have destroy the homes, livelihoods and communities of millions of people. However, with the help of the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), Action Against Hunger is providing lifesaving much-needed humanitarian support to conflict and flood-affected populations in Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.

In Responding to Emergencies, Cash is Often King

What do people need after a natural disaster strikes? Some of the answers may seem obvious: food, clean water, shelter, medicine. Others may not, cash as the primary example. But cash transfers and cash-equivalent vouchers are highly effective tools for helping individuals, families, and whole communities rebound post-emergency. They empower people to make the purchasing decisions that will be most helpful to them, and they stimulate local markets by encouraging people to spend money in their own backyards.

Accès Pour Tous: Volume 1

Is community-based treatment of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at scale capable of meeting global needs? This report, the first in a three part series, offers a comparative assessment of the performance and effectiveness of the model during distinct periods: when the majority of community-based treatment were administered by NGOs, and when community-based treatment programmes were integrated by ministries of health into regular health services.

Senegal

Although Senegal has one of the most stable economies in West Africa, it also has high rates of poverty and unemployment—around half of the population lives below the poverty line. Senegal struggles with high rates of maternal and infant mortality, malaria, and other diseases, but the national health system is not equipped to provide services for those in need, especially in rural areas. These underserved populations are at greater risk for malnutrition and related illnesses.

Action Newsletter: Best Practices and Lessons Learnt: Empowering women in rural Kenya

This newsletter is a bi-annual publication for Action Against Hunger's Kenya Mission.  The aim is to reach out to various stakeholders and partners to increase awareness about our programmes.  This publication highlights the most recent information on current pogrammes, including the unique initiative, Mother to Mother Support Group, that is transforming the lives of hundreds of families.

A Mother’s Journey to Feed her Son

Editor’s Note: This piece is the third in a series leading up to World Food Day on October 16th. We're proud to be highlighting some of our nutrition success stories from West Pokot, Kenya, and wish to extend our gratitude to partners UNICEF and ECHO (The European Community Humanitarian Office) for supporting these programs.

A Father's Fight to Feed His Children

Editor's Note: This piece is the second in a series leading up to World Food Day on October 16th. We're proud to be highlighting some of our nutrition success stories from West Pokot, Kenya, and wish to extend our gratitude to partners UNICEF and ECHO (The European Community Humanitarian Office) for supporting these programs.

Thick smoke surrounds Joseph Ngolemwai as he digs his spade into the ground. With a deep grunt he heaves it back out and throws a pile of mud onto a mound of smoking firewood.

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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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