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Food Security & Livelihoods

Action Against Hunger’s food security and livelihoods programs tackle the root causes of hunger: problems of access and production.

Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, our programs are designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.

Humanitarian Crisis Persists as Ivory Coast Sees Political Recovery

DUÉKOUÉ, IVORY COAST—While the Ivory Coast’s recent political crisis has subsided, the resulting humanitarian emergency persists. Tens of thousands of Ivoirians remain displaced, taking refuge in makeshift camps in the western part of the country, while thousands of others remain vulnerable to recent economic and agricultural disruptions.

ACF Emergency Humanitarian Team Dispatched to Libya-Tunisia Border

UPDATE: March 6, 2011—As the Libyan conflict continues, humanitarian agencies such as Action Against Hunger | ACF International are preparing for a potential new influx of displaced populations in the coming days. Action Against Hunger's teams continue to prioritize public health and sanitation in the makeshift camp of Chouchen along the Libyan-Tunisian border (five miles from Ras Jedir), which currently houses some 14,000 refugees of various nationalities awaiting repatriation to their countries of origin.

ACF Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Thousands Returning to Southern Sudan during Referendum

JUBA, SOUTHERN SUDAN—Global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is responding to the basic needs of nearly 35,000 people relocating to southern Sudan in the period surrounding the historic vote for independence from January 9-15, 2011. Southern Sudan has experienced an influx of nearly 200,000 people over the last several weeks, with thousands more expected to arrive in the coming weeks and months.

Sudanese Families Returning Home After Years Get Help to Restart Their Lives

When Ahok Dut Deng was 20 years old, she, like many other southern Sudanese living in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, was forced to flee to the north. Straddling northern and southern Sudan, Northern Bahr el Ghazal state suffered considerable violence during the 20 year civil war that displaced four million people.

“There were many reasons to leave,” says Ahok. “The hunger was severe, there was no food, and planes were bombing the area, so there was nowhere safe to stay.”

ACF Introduces Fuel-Efficient Stoves to Communities in Southern Sudan

Ngong Tunc Malok’s home feels eerie and deserted; the still smouldering ashes bear witness to the devastating fire that robbed the family of its livelihood just one day earlier.

Entrepreneur Gets Cash Grant from ACF to Jumpstart Small Business

Alor Dhel Kuol is a perfect example of how Action Against Hunger is helping transform lives in southern Sudan with small cash grants and basic business training.

This energetic grandmother has truly managed to turn her life around with a $140 cash grant from ACF, which has benefited not just her, but her entire family.

Woman Gets New Lease on Life after Fire Destroys Her Business

Four years ago Adut Mawien Dut’s business burned to the ground in a fire that also destroyed other small businesses in the Malualkon Market. Everything in her modest teashop was lost--tables, chairs, cups, kettles and jerry cans.

"I needed 350 Sudanese Pounds ($138) to set up another shop," says Adut. "But I was never able to save any money from my first shop, as everything was spent on school fees, food, clothes and medicine. So there was nothing I could do."

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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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