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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.

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.

Mothers with a Vision in Kapeitum, Kenya

Editor's Note: This post comes to us from Betty Cheyech, Nutrition Officer for Action Against Hunger in West Pokot, Kenya. Our thanks to Betty, 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. 1,000 Days will feature this post as part of its special March for Nutrition campaign, taking place this month.

ACF Liberia: Renforcement du système intégré de gestion et de prévention de la malnutrition dans le Grand Monrovia

Liberia's capitial, Monrovia, is home to a third of the nation's population, intensifying pressure on resources and installations such as water and sanitation facilities. ACF launched an eleven month integrated food security and nutrition programme in April 2011 following reports of widespread malnutrition throughout the country by a Comprehensive Food Security & Nutrition Survey in 2010 and pilot program run by ACF. The objective of the programme was to reduce morbidity and mortality from malnutrition in children under five years old in Greater Monrovia.

Dangerous Rise in Severe Malnutrition Cases Cripples Central African Republic

The number of children suffering from the most severe form of malnutrition in Bangui, Central African Republic has increased dramatically due to political insecurity and economic troubles in the nation. Action Against Hunger experts warn that the number of people suffering from severe acute malnutrition may spike further as we enter the lean season, which will last until late summer.
 

ACF Guinée: Project "Mamans bouillie": Allier activités génératrices de revenus et prévention de la sous-nutrition

Since 2008, ACF spain has been overseeing a malnutrition treatment program by supporting five health centers integrated in the Conakry region of Guinea. ACF Spain and its partners have been supporting local intitiatives such as, "Porridge Mums," who produce and sell nutritious food (predominately for children and newborns) by strengthening the capacity of these projects to ensure a sustainable improvement in income and participate, through their action, to malnutrition prevention.

ACF Case Study: Guinea Conakry: Project "porridge mums": Combining income generating activities and undernutrition prevention

Since 2008, ACF spain has been overseeing a malnutrition treatment program by supporting five health centers integrated in the Conakry region of Guinea. ACF Spain and its partners have been supporting local intitiatives such as, "Porridge Mums," who produce and sell nutritious food (predominately for children and newborns) by strengthening the capacity of these projects to ensure a sustainable improvement in income and participate, through their action, to malnutrition prevention.

ACF Case Study: Liberia: Strengthening integrated systems for management and prevention of malnutrition in Greater Monrovia

Liberia's capital, Monrovia, is home to a third of the nation's population, intensifying pressure on resources and installations such as water and sanitation facilities. ACF launched an eleven month integrated food security and nutrition programme in April 2011 following reports of widespread malnutrition throughout the country by a Comprehensive Food Security & Nutrition Survey in 2010 and pilot program run by ACF.

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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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