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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.

Darfur: Will the provision of humanitarian assistance continue?

Despite the fact that efforts of humanitarian workers in Darfur have been jeopardized by widespread insecurity, for the moment the humanitarian situation remains relatively stable. Nonetheless, both residents and displaced populations in Darfur are in an extremely precarious position, and even seemingly minor incidents can have a catastrophic impact on their lives.

As the International Contact Group on Darfur/Sudan convenes in Paris on June 25, 2007, Action Against Hunger offers these comments on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

Humanitarian Crisis: Threatens Thousands Displaced in Chad

In Southeastern Chad, recurring violence, attacks and fighting have forced nearly 120,000 people to be displaced and seek refuge close to towns and villages that have been spared by the violence. People are living in terrible conditions and international assistance only reaches them sporadically mainly due to the insecurity. Action Against Hunger would like to draw attention to the plight of people living in the Dar Sila area to prevent a humanitarian crisis of a major scale.

Beyond Historic Elections, One of the Worst Humanitarian Crises

The Democratic Republic of Congo is emerging from a crucial period of political transition. The DRC is also emerging from a decade-long conflict which (directly and indirectly) killed more than four million Congolese and has caused the country’s complete ruin. The country has been ravaged and needs to be completely rebuilt.

Afghanistan, 5 Years Later: Between Insecurity and Drought

As a serious drought tightens its grip on the country, Afghanistan and the international community are “celebrating” the fifth anniversary of the fall of the Talibans. Much like the situation five years ago, Afghans are surviving rather than living and exasperation and fatalism are high.

Hunger and AIDS

Action Against Hunger, one of the leading organizations in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is playing an important role in tackling the challenges of HIV/AIDS worldwide by addressing the essential links between HIV and nutrition. Action Against Hunger is mainstreaming HIV through all areas of its work to fight HIV/AIDS related malnutrition through its areas of expertise. Action Against Hunger can assist through interventions in nutrition, health, food security, water/sanitation and advocacy.

Gaza Emergency

Although temporary opening of Karni brought minimal supplies to markets, the population does not have enough money left to pay for food. Prices are increasing rapidly and this, combined with dwindling household incomes and a dire conflict-related economic collapse, means that people are having to survive on less food and of inferior quality.

More than three years after the crisis: Almost Half of Argentina's Population Still Lives in Poverty

The current situation in Argentina, in terms of its population quality of life, continues to be very difficult. 44.3% of Argentinians live in poverty (all those families and individuals with revenues lower than 50% of the net average income) and approximately 17% is considered indigent. Three years after the unprecedented economic, political and institutional crisis lived by Argentina there is still a long ways to go.

Food Shortage Alert For Central Afghanistan

For over 6 years drought has ravaged central Afghanistan, particularly the district of Hazaradjat (Dai Kundi). This year, a winter of littler snow and no rain further diminished the few remaining resources of the people of these extremely remote areas. Last June, Action Against Hunger sounded the alarm via the press about the food situation in this region.

Central Afghanistan Facing Food Shortages

Despite higher rainfall in 2003 that followed five years of severe drought, the population in the central provinces of Afghanistan is once again threatened by food shortages.

Threat of Potential Hunger Gap in Angola

In Angola today, around one million citizens may be at risk of lacking sufficient food resources for a period of some months. Despite the acute risk neither the Government of Angola nor the international community has responded in the least, thereby increasing the risk.

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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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