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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.

Photo Story: Creating Healthier Futures for Children in India

Despite its status as an economic powerhouse, India has the largest number of malnourished children in the world— according to UNICEF, one in every three malnourished children lives in India. One of those children was Prahlad Ramesh, from Dhawati village in India’s Madya Pradesh state.

Prahlad and his mother in their fields.

Global Nutrition Report Launches in New York City

"If this is not the time to make it happen for nutrition, when would it be?" This was the question posed by Werner Schultink, Chief of UNICEF's Nutrition Section, to a large group of nutritionists and advocacy champions gathered at the organization's headquarters in New York City on December 8th.

Infographic: Marking One Year of Conflict in South Sudan

Editor's note: One year ago today, conflict erupted in South Sudan, leaving millions of people in the world's youngest nation in need of aid. This graphic shows key moments from this year of instability, including Action Against Hunger's response to the growing needs of the people of South Sudan

Global Nutrition Report: Action Against Hunger Statement

By providing a never seen before picture of global- and country-level progress in all forms of nutrition, the report marks a historical turning point in the fight to end child malnutrition. Malnutrition is a clear global challenge for everyone everywhere – it affects citizens of every country in the world, from the least developed to the most.

Guideline for Enhancing Climate Resilience and Food and Nutrition Security

This document provides technical guidance by offering a set of concrete practical orientations to enhance climate resilience and food and nutrition security, and complements other tools developed by ACF including the Disaster Risk Management tools.

In Kenya, Information About Breastfeeding Saves Lives

Editor’s Note: This month, Action Against Hunger joined the NGO community in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by sharing heartwarming stories about some of our work to promote breastfeeding in Kenya. You can read our first two stories here and here. This week, we're sharing the final story in our series about the importance of breastfeeding.

Celebrating Success Among Breastfed Babies in Kenya

Editor’s Note: This week Action Against Hunger joins the NGO community in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, running August 1st-7th. See below for a story about some of our work to promote breastfeeding in Kenya, and stay tuned to the blog later this month for more breastfeeding success stories!

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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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