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Nutrition

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.

A Widening Smile: Baby Ilias' Story

Hasna, a mother in Kenya, faced a dilemma. Her young son Ilias was sick, very sick. He was not able to keep any nutrients in his little body, suffering from severe nausea, diarrhea, and fever. After she watched in anguish as he deteriorated for two straight days, Hasna was left with only one option—to travel nearly ten miles on foot with her baby to get him the care he so desperately needed.

Supporting Moms and Babies This World Breastfeeding Week

Today, August 1st, marks the kickoff of World Breastfeeding Week.  It’s a great time for both reflection and action by political, social, and humanitarian groups like Action Against Hunger—and indeed, by a whole lot of moms across the globe!

Volunteers Boost Nutrition Efforts in Pakistan

An organization is only as strong as the people who support its work, and in Pakistan that support for Action Against Hunger is rock solid! Since 2005, we have worked in Pakistan to combat acute malnutrition and provide emergency relief to those affected by natural disasters. On the municipal and national level, Pakistan has shown increased dedication to fighting acute malnutrition as a country.

Working with The Republic of Tea to Change the World, Sip by Sip

Think taking a moment to sip your favorite tea is a pure indulgence? Think again! By sipping a new brew from a premium purveyor, you’ll be making a positive difference in the world, sip by sip.

Trending: Momentum Builds to End Undernutrition for Good

Prior to this week’s G8 meeting in Northern Ireland, which took on a variety of international issues, G8 governments and many others have taken on an issue that’s critically important to us at Action Against Hunger and to people all around the world—undernutrition.

Cash for Communities in Northern Nigeria: Grants for At-Risk Groups

Though Nigeria is one of the wealthiest nations in Africa, it also has one of the highest rates of childhood malnutrition. In northern Nigeria, low household income, volatile food prices, and recurring annual food shortages have left an estimated 800,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition.

Cholera Operational Positioning Paper

Cholera is a highly contagious yet easily preventable and treatable disease leading to around 120,000 deaths a year. It disproportionately affects immuno-compromised individuals, such as those suffering from under-nutrition. Thus, ACF is mandated to respond to cholera outbreaks. This paper aims at clarifying the nature of ACF intervention and their objectives. 

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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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