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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.

Nutritional Situation Remains Critical in South Sudan

According to 28 nutrition surveys implemented in southern Sudan in 2003, the estimated average prevalence of global acute malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition, expressed in Z-scores, were 20.8% and 3.6% respectively. In 2002, the estimated average rates of GAM and SAM were 26% and 5% respectively, suggesting an improvement of the nutritional situation in southern Sudan.

Nurse-Nutritionists Urgently Needed in Sudan

To address the growing needs of the Darfur population, Action Against Hunger is reinforcing its local programs. The organization urgently needs volunteer nurse-nutritionists (with at least 2 years in similar programs) to leave as soon as possible for the Darfur region:

Haiti Must Not Sink Into The Abyss, Again

Since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced to depart, two months ago, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been precarious at best. Action Against Hunger warns that it is absolutely essential to provide long-term humanitarian aid to the Haitian population.

ACF Nutritional Surveys Uncover Concerns in South Sudan

Note that the situation in Kapoeta (Eastern Equatoria) and in Nyadin (Central Upper Nile) is of concern. Rates are above the emergency thresholds of 15%, and this after two years of relative security. Again, the reports and findings indicate that the cuases of malnutrition in southern Sudan are structural, and malnutrition should not be expected to wane with peace, should an agreement be finalized.

The Underlying Causes of Malnutrition in South Sudan

Action Against Hunger - USA, (ACF - USA) has carried out an assessment on the underlying causes of malnutrition in Old Fangak Payam of Upper Nile, southern Sudan. Please find the full report attached. While the assessment focused on one specific area of Upper Nile, it is likely that the main findings are applicable to southern Sudan in general: namely, the roots of malnutrition in southern Sudan are structural, and high malnutrition rates are likely to persist after a peace agreement is signed, should that be the case.

Action Against Hunger warns of poor food security in Mongolia

Since the overnight transition from a command economy to a market economy at the end of the 1990s, Mongolia, an ex-Communist country, has seen its state infrastructure crumble, while unemployment in its urban centres has risen continuously.

Rates of Malnutrition Soar in Liberia as Action Against Hunger Expands Programs

Despite the halt in fighting in the capital Monrovia, civilians remain trapped in a city of chaos. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating further each day in Monrovia while the continuous fighting in other regions of the country threatens to re-ignite on the outskirts of the capital at any moment.

Nutritional Crisis in D.R. Congo: Nutritional Situation Critical in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

While international media attention is focused on the after-effects of the war in Iraq, forgotten humanitarian crises continue in areas of nominal peace, like Lubumbashi, where the humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continues to face a steady and large surge in the malnourished population.

Obstacles to Action in Congo: Lack of Access Hinders Humanitarian Interventions

While international media attention is focused on the war in Iraq, forgotten humanitarian crises continue in areas of nominal peace, like Shabunda, DRC, where international humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continues to encounter problems of access to the population in need.

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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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