From the Action Against Hunger portal, they detail that social entrepreneurship is usually known as the Fourth Sector, since it is located in the middle of the public, philanthropic and traditional business sectors and is governed by principles of sustainability and the creation of changes. that have a positive impact on society.
Action Against Hunger has called for the urgent intervention of community leaders to facilitate the arrival of aid not only to Mwesso, but also to other towns that have received in recent days the thousands of refugees from Kitshanga such as Kalembe, Kashuga, Muhongozi or Pinga.
Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021, per AP News, hunger, malnutrition, and the risk of famine have put the nation's needs ahead of some traditionally associated with such issues (i.e., Ethiopia, South Sudan, Yemen, Syria), the UN WFP USA states. Afghanistan's population stands currently at roughly 41.7 million, of whom 24 million don't have enough food to eat, Action Against Hunger points out. And a full six million people in Afghanistan are so malnourished as to be considered on the brink of starvation, as the UN WFP USA notes on its web page devoted to its work in Afghanistan.
“Imagine having a child who is malnourished, [who] is already very weak and not having a strong immune system,” said Roseval Supreme, Haiti country director of Action Against Hunger, which is integrating cholera response into its programs.
I asked you all last week to share your thoughts with me about how much influence the U.S. Agency for International Development may have in making wasting treatment delivery more effective, and what role simplified approaches could play in stretching resources to reach more children. I received this from Heather Stobaugh, senior learning and research specialist at Action Against Hunger, who helped draft the NGO letter to USAID Administrator Samantha Power:
“It’s important to note that simplified approaches are not a single ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Rather, simplified approaches are a range of innovations that show promise to help close the treatment gap for child wasting. This menu of options enables national governments and implementing actors to select and roll out innovations that are appropriate and acceptable within their unique contexts.”
Dr. Charles Owubah, the CEO of Action Against Hunger USA, a nonprofit leader in the global fight to end hunger, was ranked among Causeartist’s Top 25 Inspiring Nonprofit Leaders Who Will Impact the World in 2023. This annual rating celebrates social sector leaders who demonstrate adaptability, creativity, innovation, strong communication skills, and consistent impact.
Jean-Michel Grand is Action Against Hunger UK’s chief executive, the international charity stopping life-threatening hunger in its tracks. He joined in 1994 as a field worker and spent nine years in some of the world’s most challenging environments, responding to a variety of humanitarian crises.