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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.

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.

A Million Children At Risk of Deadly Malnutrition in the Sahel

More than 10 million people are at risk of food shortages across Africa’s Sahel region, including communities in MauritaniaMali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Guidelines: For the integrated management of severe acute malnutrition: In- and out-patient treatment

Guidelines surrounding the integrated approach to to SAM on the principle basis that treating of the diseases in the malnourished is different from the normally nourished. 

Interactions of: Malnutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Infections

Drinking water, and more generally "domestic" water (including water necessary for hygiene and sanitation practices), is often a source of disease because of its poor quality (it can contain bacteria, viruses, parasites as well as chemical agents) and its scarcity. Inadequate sanitary conditions lead to the death of 1.5 million children each year worldwide, with 88% of these deaths due to diarrhoea.

Cécile Basquin

Cécile Basquin, Nutrition Advisor
Cécile Basquin, Nutrition Advisor

Action Against Hunger Nutrition Advisor, Cécile Basquin, is an experienced humanitarian professional and a highly trained academic specialized in molecular and cell biology.

Action Against Hunger Goes Hollywood!

Two Degrees LogoAs part of the launch of our new and exciting partnership with Two Degrees Food, we brought our message about ending deadly malnutrition to Los Angeles for the celeb-studded American Music Awards. Two Degrees’ vegan, gluten-free bars—available nationwide at Whole Foods supermarkets—not only taste fantastic, they’re also the backbone of an incredible “one-to-one” program. For every bar purchased, the company donates one nutrition pack (like Plumpy'nut) to organizations like us.

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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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