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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.

Market-Based Solution Helps Displaced Families in Eastern D.R. Congo

Action Against Hunger is doing something new in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: using a local market-based solution to provide people with what they want.

Hunger and Malnutrition Crisis Resurfaces in Niger

NEW YORK, NY—In response to massive food shortages and staggering acute malnutrition rates in Niger, international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International launched an emergency response to provide nutritional support to children, increase the income of vulnerable families, and bolster a national initiative to dampen the impact of the crisis.

The View from Southern Sudan

A conversation with ACF’s Senior Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor

A Doctor's Call for Help Answered

Until recently, the southern part of the Central African Republic was relatively stable economically, boasting large diamond and wood industries. But over the last few months, a decline in these industries, coupled with poor investment in local agriculture and a reliance on imported food, have put enormous pressure on the population. Acute malnutrition, often a telltale sign of a larger crisis, has begun to surface.

Food Scarce for Thousands of Nicaraguan Families

MANAGUA, NICARAGUA—Food stocks have run out for thousands of families across the Corredor Seco region of northern Nicaragua, Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. Because of erratic rainfall associated with the effects of El Niño, more than half of this year’s harvest was destroyed, leaving the population highly food insecure.

Staggering Malnutrition Rates Uncovered in Chad

BAHR EL GHAZAL, CHAD—A nutrition survey conducted in Bahr el Ghazal, a vast semi-arid region of western Chad, reveals global acute malnutrition rates well above the emergency threshold designated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. In response, the international humanitarian group has launched a multi-pronged intervention to support an estimated 17,000 children with the deadly condition in the region.

Outpatient Nutrition Centers: Nursing Children Back to Health in War Zone

Supporting outpatient nutrition centers is one way Action Against Hunger fights severe acute malnutrition in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region torn apart by over a decade of brutal conflict. At the centers, local health workers trained and equipped by Action Against Hunger diagnose, treat and monitor acutely malnourished children during their weekly visits.

A Month after Earthquake, More than 100,000 People in Port-au-Prince Assisted by ACF

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has provided emergency services in clean water, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene to more than 100,000 people since the earthquake devastated the Haitian capital one month ago today. The humanitarian organization has also expanded its current operations in Port de Paix and Gonaives, cities that have experienced an influx of hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors fleeing the capital.

A Second Chance at Life

Chance Segorundo is an 11-month old boy from the village of Shasha in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He began to lose his appetite in October when his mother became ill and was no longer able to breastfeed him. This past December, after his mother died, he stopped eating altogether.

Southern Sudan Faces Severe Food Shortages

MALOUALKON, SOUTHERN SUDAN—Food stocks are running out in areas of Southern Sudan that experienced unusually poor harvests this year, Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. To fill immediate needs, vulnerable populations are resorting to coping strategies that could jeopardize next year’s harvest and put their long-term food security and livelihoods at risk.

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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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