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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.

Nutrition Emergency Declared in Central African Republic

The number of children suffering from acute malnutrition in the southern Berbérati region of the Central African Republic (CAR) far exceeds the United Nations’ emergency threshold for severe acute malnutrition, according to a study carried out by Action Against Hunger | ACF International. The international humanitarian organization responded last week by launching an emergency program in Berbérati to treat the 1,100 children diagnosed with life-threatening severe acute malnutrition and contain the crisis.

On the Front Lines of Malnutrition

Samuel Mbuto, a trained Clinical Officer and graduate of Mbale Medical School in Uganda, joined Action Against Hunger last year to run our new Stabilization Center. Located in the Kaabong Referral Hospital in Karamoja—an isolated region in northeastern Uganda—the facility treats children with severe acute malnutrition and other medical conditions that often accompany near-starvation.

Humanitarian Organization Asks Al Gore to Produce “Shocking” Film

Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger—a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Breaking the Cycle of Hunger: Lomuria's Story

Lomuria is a 16 month-old girl from Karamoja, Uganda. Her parents, Mogole Maria and Lotonkul John, used to tend cattle, which provided the family with a steady source of milk, meat, and income.

G8 Summit Neglects Global Crisis of Child Malnutrition

Action Against Hunger applauds the announcement today that the world's leading powers will contribute $20 billion for agricultural assistance to millions of poor farmers over the next three years. The international humanitarian organization commends President Barack Obama for taking a leadership role in tackling hunger, which now affects more than a billion people worldwide, by enlisting the support of the major powers assembled at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

World’s Hungry Exceeds One Billion

The number of hungry people in the world has passed the one billion mark for the first time ever, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. This means that one in six people go to bed desperately hungry every night.

Cartier Shines

Renowned luxury jeweler Cartier recently partnered with Action Against Hunger on two successful initiatives—an international "Love" campaign featuring ACF as its charity partner, and a holiday giving campaign among US employees that raised funds for ACF’s lifesaving programs.

The "Love" campaign reinforced Cartier’s long standing commitment to children’s charities, raising funds to support malnourished children in North Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma).

Nutritional Crisis Now Acute: Malnutrition Spikes in Northern Kenya

International humanitarian organizations Action Against Hunger | ACF International, Islamic Relief (IR), and Save the Children (SC-UK) have issued a joint appeal for urgent action to contain and reverse the alarming rates of acute malnutrition uncovered in Kenya’s northeastern province.

Water in the Desert: ACF in the Central African Republic

Landlocked in the center of sub-Saharan Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered from ongoing conflict and instability over the past two decades. With 73% of the population struggling to survive on less than one dollar a day, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

Madrid Food Summit: Consensus on Priorities, But No Action Plan Emerges

Delegates at this week’s “High-Level Meeting on Food Security for All” have agreed to prioritize hunger and food insecurity as part of the international community’s response to the global food crisis. Acknowledging that hunger now affects close to a billion people, the meeting’s closing statement signalled broad agreement on the need to address global hunger in all its facets—from treating life-threatening acute malnutrition to investing in small-scale agriculture, from safety nets to social protection programs.

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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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