Publications

Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank
Action Against Hunger South Sudan, T.Frank

Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.

Recent Publications

Feeding Hunger & Insecurity: Field Analysis of Volatile Global Commodity Food Prices, Food Security, & Childhood Malnutrition

February, 2009

Rapid price increases in early 2008 led to riots in over 30 countries that sparked international calls for action and repositioned as global priorities the need to combat hunger and reinvigorate local agriculture. Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s in-depth field study, Feeding Hunger & Insecurity, reminds us the crisis is far from over and that urrgent funding is needed to translate global policy into effective, targeted responses addressing the needs of those most affected.

Feeding Hunger & Insecurity: The Global Food Price Crisis

January, 2009

Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s latest Hunger Watch briefing paper, this publication surveys households in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Central African Republic in the wake of the global food crisis and finds that inflated food prices may not have an immediate impact on acute malnutrition at the national level, but that they have a significant and consistent impact on livelihood

One Crisis May Hide Another: Food Price Crisis Masked Deadly Child Malnutrition

January, 2009

A briefing paper by Action Against Hunger | ACF International and Doctors Without Borders on the occasion of the UN High Level Meeting on Food Security For All in Madrid, this briefing paper lays out the commitments that government representatives, UN leaders, and institutional donors must make in Madrid if we are to have an impact on global malnutrition.

Seasons of Hunger: Briefing Paper

October, 2008

This Action Against Hunger | ACF International briefing paper argues that planning for seasonality is an important, though often ignored, principle of smart development. Most of the world’s poor live in rural areas and work in agricultural and livestock economies. For these households, poverty, hunger and illness are highly dynamic phenomena, changing dramatically over the course of a year in response to production, price and climatic cycles.

Formation of water committees (French)

July, 2008

Based at the ACF DRC mission at the Malemba Nkulu base, the water committee was formed to be a group of individuals elected to ensure the sustainability of a water source for the betterment of the community. This module guides the committee members so that they are fully aware of the committee's role and the importance and task of each member. 

Justice for Muttur: Press Dossier

June, 2008

Recent events indicate a rise in security threats to humanitarian workers, and nothing symbolizes this deterioration like the 2006 murder of Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s 17 employees in Sri Lanka—humanitarians whose civilian status offered them no protection. The international community must not tolerate such crimes and must address this shrinking of humanitarian space. This press dossier provides background on the events that have unfolded in Sri Lanka since the shocking assassinations of our staff.

The Muttur Massacre: The Struggle For Justice

June, 2008

On August 4, 2006, 17 Action Against Hunger | ACF International employees were killed in cold blood while assisting local populations in Sri Lanka—an unprecedented event in humanitarian affairs. After 18 months and three Sri Lankan investigations—proceedings wracked by inertia, inadequate guarantees of independence, and a lack of respect for international standards—ACF bitterly observes that these proceedings have proven ineffective and calls for an international investigation. This detailed advocacy report outlines our assessment.

Water and HIV: Working for Positive Solutions

March, 2008

A striking relationships exists between the HIV pandemic and the impact of inadequate water and sanitation resources. Infectious diseases stemming from poor sanitation and contaminated water sources complicate malnutrition and illness; for those with HIV, the impact and risk is even greater. Yet, as outlined in this report, Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s ongoing research and field work offer a range of proven, cost-effective solutions.

The Human Right to Water: An ACF Positioning Paper

March, 2008

This Action Against Hunger | ACF International positioning paper consolidates and clarifies ACF’s approach to water, sanitation, and hygiene through a comprehensive understanding of the UN's Human Right to Water (HRTW). This was undertaken to increase the impact and sustainability of ACF’s programs in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, and to use the HRTW as an advocacy tool in the service of saving lives by combating hunger and disease amongst vulnerable groups.

The Right to Water: Emergence, Definition, Current Situation, and Stakeholder Positions

March, 2008

The concept of the “Right to Water” has emerged over the past few years, emphasizing a human-centered approach to meeting basic needs among vulnerable populations. The concept's scope gathered momentum in 2002 when the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted General Comment No. 15, which, for the first time, recognized the right to water as a fundamental human right.

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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.