Action Against Hunger's Impact in 2013

Action Against Hunger has been on the frontlines throughout the past year, providing lifesaving assistance while restoring dignity, independence and self-sufficiency to millions of people in 45 countries.

Here's a snapshot of some of what we've accomplished:
 

Photo credit: ACF-Nigeria, S. Ananga Iyimoga Scaling Up Support in Nigeria
Though Nigeria has the second largest economy in Africa, it also has one of the highest numbers of severely malnourished children in the world. Action Against Hunger is supporting national agencie and local communities as they build capacity to treat deadly malnutrition. In 2013, Action Against Hunger expanded its efforts, providing nutritional support for more than two million people while helping more than 100,000 people access lifesaving care; providing nearly 21,000 people with access to safe water and sanitation; and implementing an innovative cash grant initiative to assist 60,000 vulnerable households over the next five years.
 
Photo credit: ACF-DRC, J. AsenbrennerovaCreating Sustainable Solutions in D.R. Congo
A nation reeling from decades of conflict, the Democratic Republic of the Congo experiences routine outbreaks of severe malnutrition that threaten tens of thousands of lives. Action Against Hunger has worked in D.R. Congo since 1997 to treat and prevent malnutrition, and strengthen the country’s capacity to tackle hunger. In 2013, Action Against Hunger continued its efforts, treating more than 37,000 malnourished people while helping nearly 95,000 people access lifesaving care; providing more than 283,000 people with access to clean water and sanitation; and helping nearly 98,000 people regain their self-sufficiency
 
Photo credit: ACF-Pakistan, courtesy Blackbox SoundsTreating Rampant Malnutrition in Pakistan
In Pakistan, unstable economic political and economic forces as well as recurring natural disasters contribute to rampant chronic and acute malnutrition, widespread food insecurity, and lack of access to clean water. Action Against Hunger responds to emergencies while addressing root causes of hunger. In 2013 alone, Action Against Hunger treated more than 90,000 malnourished people while helping another 311,000 people access lifesaving care; provided more than 150,000 people with access to clean water and sanitation; and helped more than 106,000 people regain their self-sufficiency.
 
Photo credit: ACF-South Sudan, T. FrankServing Vulnerable Populations in South Sudan
For more than twenty years, Action Against Hunger has worked with vulnerable populations in Sudan’s South. After claiming independence in 2011, the Republic of South Sudan faced both emergency situations and long-term development challenges. In December 2013, political instability and conflict caused the already dire humanitarian situation to deteriorate further. In 2013, Action Against Hunger treated more than 33,000 severely malnourished people; provided nearly 190,000 people with access to clean water and sanitation; and helped more than 80,200 people improve their livelihoods.

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger.