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13.4m stunted children in Nigeria by 2020, except…

“Last month Nigeria held its first ever nutrition summit in Abuja to develop a roadmap to tackle child malnutrition. As part of its global commitment to prioritise nutrition, Save the Children, in partnership with Action Against Hunger and UNICEF, will work to improve nutrition in Northern Nigeria through strengthening nutrition interventions which are both affordable and available,” she said.

Boots on the Ground: Combating Malnutrition in Karamoja, Uganda

The Karamoja region of Uganda suffers from persistently high rates of childhood malnutrition. In this land of nomadic herders, rates of acute malnutrition routinely surpass 15 percent, while some 40 percent of the  under-five population is considered underweight and at risk.

Alarming outbreak of cholera in the Central African Republic begins to subside

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection, linked to consuming contaminated drinking water or food, that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Young children are especially vulnerable to death from dehydration. But with proper treatment, the death rate can be reduced to 1 per cent.

Climate Change: More than just a word game

Including such words in the text of the proposed climate change deal can translate into money for programmes related to them, says Jazmin Burgess, a climate change policy and research officer with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Women and children are the most vulnerable segment of any society - children even more so - she maintains.

UGANDA: Landslide risk as rains drench eastern districts

"Thousands of people are at risk from landslides in eastern Uganda following torrential rains in several districts, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS)...'Seven people died when a big rock gave way last week,' the URCS’s Nataka said...The main source of water for domestic use in Karamoja is boreholes, but unsanitary human waste disposal is prolific, according to a May study by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the government and the NGO Action Against Hunger

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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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