Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
Nigeria is ranked as the third country with the highest absolute number of children less than five years of age in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. In 2012, the nutritional anthropometric survey conducted in Yobe State, indicated global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 14.5% and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rates of 3.1%. In February 2011, Action Against Hunger began supporting a sustainable approach to integration of community– based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) for SAM in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe State, Nigeria.
In many refugee contexts, maternal undernutrition and sub-optimal IYCF practices contribute to the burden of acute malnutrition. In 2011, UNHCR and partners renewed effort to support maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) in established and new Dadaab refugee camps in Kenya where GAM and maternal anemia was prevalent and feeding practices sub-optimal. Led by Action Against Hunger, the initiative developed a common results framework and communication model with nutrition and health services and allied sectors such as WASH and livelihoods.
This case study introduces tests completed in the province of Sindh in Southern Pakistan on improved cooking stoves known as Chulli. The Chulli enables water treatment through the use of a water heating mechanism.
This case study shares the experience of Action Against Hunger in Pakistan to look for solutions to help women address their individual needs for defecation and menstruation.
The REFANI literature review identifies existing evidence on the use of Cash Transfer Programmes (CTPs) and their impact on acute malnutrition in humanitarian contexts. The review also identifies key gaps that remain in the evidence base. For more information on REFANI, please visit our website.
The REFANI Somalia study is a case control study assessing the role of cash transfer programmes in reducing the risk of acute malnutrition in Somalia. In collaboration between the Institute for Global Health at University College of London (UCL) and Concern Worldwide, the Somalia study will study the implementation of an unconditional emergency cash transfer programme (CTP) in the Afgoye Corridor region, close to Mogadishu.
To have a long term, sustainable and significant impact on undernutrition two things are needed; a multi-sectoral preventative approach and an effective curative service at scale. We believe in effective prevention and effective management of undernutrition as two inseparable parts of an effective global effort towards nutrition security.
A research uptake strategy (RUS) is currently being implemented by the REFANI project, which includes all the activities that facilitate the use of REFANI results by decision-makers in both policy and practice.
The REFANI partners have identified a number of evidence gaps within their comprehensive literature review. In short, the review finds that, although complicated, given that the impact pathways of cash transfer programmes (CTPs) are numerous and contextspecific, a greater understanding of how (i.e. the mechanisms through which) these transfers work is necessary.
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.