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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.

Weight Watchers Lose for Good Campaign Reaches Million Dollar Goal

Weight Watchers® announced last week that it will donate $1 million  to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength® through its fifth annual Lose For Good® campaign. Each year, the Lose For Good campaign invites Weight Watchers members and Weight Watchers Online subscribers to lose weight, and donates up to $1 million to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength. 

Facing the Facts on World Food Day: Scarcity Isn’t the Problem

This piece is also available in its entirety on The Huffington Post.

It's a good thing you're reading this piece electronically - if you had a hard copy, chances are it'd now be accessorized by a coffee ring and crumbs from your breakfast. I wouldn't mind, though. You might take a moment to feel extra appreciative of that spoonful of cereal as today is World Food Day.

Sowing the Seeds of a Better Future in D.R. Congo

On World Food Day, we want to take a moment to highlight an amazing example of a community coming together and rising above the difficulties it faces. The town of Masi Manimba is 250 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa in the DRC, and until recently, acute malnutrition was rampant throughout the town. British aid agency DFID sent an Action Against Hunger emergency team to work in the region for three months, and our team stayed on an additional 8 months.

Meta-Evaluation of ACF Fresh Food Voucher Programs

As a leading partner in the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), Action Against Hunger plays a key role in both applying and evaluating new methods for delivering aid to crisis-hit populations. By issuing cash-backed vouchers instead of material goods, organizations like Action Against Hunger can ensure that those affected by emergencies are able to get what they most need, while local vendors are not put out of business by distributions of free food and supplies.

Maximising the Nutritional Impact of Food Security and Livelihoods Interventions: A Manual for Field Workers (French)

This manual aims to provide practical guidance to field workers in order to maximise the nutritional impact of food security & livelihoods (FSL) interventions. This requires the systematic use of a "nutrition lens" at each step of the project cycle and a close collaboration between sectors.

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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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