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Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards.

From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

Editor's note: This post is part of a blog series in partnership with 1,000 Days to highlight global momentum for nutrition. Click here to view the entire series, and also see it as published on The Huffington Post.

Fifth Birthday and Beyond: Zameer’s Story

Editor’s Note: Action Against Hunger is a Coalition Partner of 5th Birthday and Beyond, a celebration of the remarkable strides made in the past 25 years to prevent child deaths from diseases like malnutrition. In honor of this initiative, we’re sharing an inspiring story from our lifesaving programs in Pakistan.

Malnutrition in Conflict: Treating the Psychological Causes of Hunger

Treating malnutrition in humanitarian crises, such as conflict and natural disaster, is far more complex than simply curing disease and providing children with therapeutic foods. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—which is common in extreme situations—hinders the success of treatment.

And the Award Goes to…Action Against Hunger!

Last weekend, I was delighted to join some of my Action Against Hunger colleagues and over 2,500 individuals for a very special evening at The CLASSY Awards, the largest awards ceremony for the nonprofit community in the world.

Generation Nutrition Global Advocacy Campaign Launches Today

Child deaths from acute malnutrition could be ended in a generation, according to a new global campaign launched today by a coalition of leading international development organizations.

Action Against Hunger Goes to the Nonprofit Oscars

In just over two weeks, we will be nervously awaiting the opening of a golden envelope. That’s right, Action Against Hunger was nominated as a finalist at the Classy Awards!  

The Classy Awards, held in partnership with The United Nations and taking place on May 3rd in San Diego, have been described as “the Oscars for philanthropy,” as they are now the largest awards ceremony recognizing social impact.

Classy Awards Finalist

Halima Mohammed: Role Model in Her Refugee Camp

Editor's Note: This post comes to us from Hussein Ibrahim, a Nutrition Officer for Action Against Hunger in Dadaab, Kenya. Our thanks to Ibrahim, and to 1,000 Days, a consortium of NGOs dedicated to maximizing a child's critical nutrition window from conception to the 2nd birthday and one of which we're proud to be a part.

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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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