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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.

Rallying the Health Sector to Focus on Nutrition

In 1992, representatives from nearly 160 countries and many organizations working to fight hunger and undernutrition met to discuss their strategies and tools for this work at the first International Conference on Nutrition (ICN). The key work products developed at the conference – notably the World Declaration on Nutrition and Plan of Action for Nutrition – as well as the hard work done to fulfill them, have contributed to reducing undernutrition over the past two decades.

Typhoon Bopha: Portraits of Survival in the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha, which devastated the Surigao del Sur region of the Philippines when it hit in December, destroyed the livelihoods of more than six million people.

Our teams have been hard at work in the region, supporting the recovery of those affected by distributing food, building temporary shelters and latrines, and delivering sanitation and hygiene training.

Two months after the disaster, we’re proud to publish the stories of some of the brave survivors who are fighting hard to rebuild their lives, and to keep their families safe from hunger and disease.

Conceptual Models of Child Malnutrition: The ACF approach in mental health and care practices

This paper focuses on care practices in the context of malnutrition. It is intended to refine ACF's knowledge on this topic in order to offer an as adequate and thorough answer as possible. 

Conceptual Models of Child Malnutrition: The ACF approach in mental health and care practices (French)

This paper focuses on care practices in the context of malnutrition. It is intended to refine ACF's knowledge on this topic in order to offer an as adequate and thorough answer as possible. 

In Peru, a Fresh Take on Combating Childhood Anemia

Our field staff regularly conducts health and nutrition-focused interviews with residents of a rural Andean region of Peru, an area where around 40% of families live in extreme poverty and up to 33% of children under five years old suffer from chronic malnutrition. Six in ten children here are anemic, which means they do not have enough iron in their blood.

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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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