Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report documents the findings of Local Voices, a six month research project that provided HIV orphans, vulnerable children and their caretakers with the opportunity to voice the difficulties they face providing food, water and healthcare for their families. Through detailed interviews and discussions, the project carried out a dialogue with 20 families from four areas of Zambia.
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.
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.
ACF's commitment to improve food security translates into programmes for food and economic support, water supply, sanitation, health and nutrition education, hygiene promotion and psychosocial support, which have a short-term focus while also helping the populations move towards self-sufficiency. Food security and livelihood programmes are an important part of ACF's varied response to this plague and this booklet covers some of the action in this area.
Achieving sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene promotion has continued to challenge southern governments and development actors. Sustainability is not usually the main priority in the immediate aftermath of an acute emergency event, but increasingly, humanitarian actors such as ACF-IN, are faced with longer term complex situations in which communities are still vulnerable, but in which sustainability of interventions is crucial if the interventions are to last long beyond the project period and have a longer term impact.
Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For more than 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 17 million people in 2019 alone.