Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
The upcoming lean season in West Africa and the Sahel is set to be catastrophic, with a dramatic increase from 29 million people just last year to 35 million people in need of urgent food and nutrition assistance in 2022, tripling estimates from merely four years ago for people facing crisis or worse situations.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented critical challenges to the management of acute malnutrition in children under five. To address these challenges, governments and organizations adapted their approaches for community-based acute malnutrition detection and treatment following global guidance, with the aim of enabling continue life-saving service provision while limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Even before the global pandemic, the world was off track to meet the global nutrition targets of the World Health Assembly by 2025 and Sustainable Development Goal #2, Zero Hunger, by 2030. It is critical that governments, donors and stakeholders double down on efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition. The Nutrition for Growth Summit on December 7-8, 2021, is a pivotal moment for world leaders, including the U.S. Government, to make strong financial and political pledges to save lives and create opportunity for millions of children and families.
Famine – the worst possible hunger emergency – was almost a crisis of the past. There has been just one large-scale famine declared this century, and it was nearly a decade ago. But now, hunger is rising again. Today, 41 million people living in 43 countries are on the brink of famine. Women, men, and children are being starved by a triple threat: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate shocks, and conflict.
Climate change is driving a hunger and malnutrition crisis around the world. These impacts are disproportionately felt by poorer countries who contribute the least to the problem. The climate emergency is a humanitarian emergency, and it is predicted to get a lot worse. In all scenarios, there will be food crises globally due to the warming climate and biodiversity loss, extreme weather events will become more frequent, and growing seasons will be shorter.
This guide was developed based on experiences and learning from an Action Against Hunger Protection team in Ethiopia. It shows how social and behavior change techniques can be applied to protection and gender-based violence (GBV) programming, to create awareness on GBV issues, reduce community members' tolerance to GBV, and increase social support to GBV survivors.
State of the Evidence 2021 - Modifications Aiming to Optimize Acute Malnutrition Management in Children under FiveAugust, 2021
Nearly 50 million children under five suffer from acute malnutrition, or extreme hunger, each year. These children typically receive treatment through a program called community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). However, less than 20% of children with the most severe form of acute malnutrition have access to treatment.
Beginning in March 2020, Action Against Hunger initiated the development of a COVID-19 Learning Agenda to capture an emerging body of information and evidence on COVID-19’s impact on programming. While initially focused on Infection, Prevention, and Control measures, the scope of the agenda eventually grew to consider adaptations to standard approaches that would ensure the continuity of Action Against Hunger’s programming. This agenda will facilitate learning among and sharing between country teams and regional and headquarter offices and lead to more agile and...
This guide was developed based on experiences and learning from an Action Against Hunger Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project implemented in Kyangwali, Uganda. It provides background information about the humanitarian context in Uganda, the WASH response, and the social and behavior strategy developed to promote hygiene practices, with a focus on the design of community-led video shows as a way to engage with community members and trigger behavior change.
In 2019, the humanitarian situation that has generated the greatest concern in Latin America is surely the socio-economic situation affecting Venezuela, where an estimated 7 million people need humanitarian attention, of whom 2.6 million have been prioritized in the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2019, which has been widely under-financed. In fact, the biggest constraint on the provision of humanitarian assistance in the country is still funding, according to the United Nations.
Action Against Hunger is leading a global movement to end hunger in our lifetimes. It innovates solutions, advocates for change, and reaches 25 million people every year with proven hunger prevention and treatment programs. As a nonprofit that works across 50 countries, its 8,300 dedicated staff members partner with communities to address the root causes of hunger, including climate change, conflict, inequity, and emergencies. It strives to create a world free from hunger, for everyone, for good.