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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.

Cholera Operational Positioning Paper

Cholera is a highly contagious yet easily preventable and treatable disease leading to around 120,000 deaths a year. It disproportionately affects immuno-compromised individuals, such as those suffering from under-nutrition. Thus, ACF is mandated to respond to cholera outbreaks. This paper aims at clarifying the nature of ACF intervention and their objectives. 

Celebrating Moms in Afghanistan for Mother’s Day

Action Against Hunger loves moms. Our expert field staff understands that a mother’s health and well-being can affect the health of her children, and even her whole community. That’s why so many of our programs focus on treating, educating, and empowering mothers, so they can become healthy themselves and help their families thrive. In honor of Mother’s Day, we are sharing the story of two moms who benefitted from our efforts in Afghanistan.

When Food Prices Spike: Restoring Normalcy in the Central African Republic

After a coup last month, the Central African Republic is still experiencing violence, and food prices, which are typically unstable, have been made more volatile by recent events. The recent upheaval has not helped the high rates of malnutrition and food insecurity typically found in the Central African Republic.

Disability is Not Inability: Stories of Success, Despite Physical Limitations

At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.

History Repeating Itself? Global food price volatility and its impact on malnutrition

This briefing examines whether there is a causal link or simply a correlation between malnutrition and food prices. It further examines to what extent households with children suffering from acute malnutrition, the most severe type of hunger, feel the impact of rising international food prices and whether the world has done enough to mitigate their plight. 

Celebrating Women in Pakistan on International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women around the world.

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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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