Action Against Hunger's Impact in 2013
Here's a snapshot of some of what we've accomplished:
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.
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
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.