Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
Researching How Cash Transfers Impact Communities in Sindh, Pakistan: Q&A with REFANI-Pakistan’s Qualitative ResearcherMay, 2016
The REFANI-Pakistan qualitative researcher explains what kind of information she collected in Dadu, Pakistan, and how it will help fill the evidence gap on nutritional outcomes in cash transfer programming.
The REFANI Somalia study was a non-randomized cluster controlled intervention trial to assess the impact of cash transfer programmes in reducing the risk acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months living in internally displaced person (IDP) camps. It was a collaboration between the Institute for Global Health at University College London (UCL) and Concern Worldwide.
The REFANI Niger study was a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) of the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of early initiation and longer duration of emergency/seasonal unconditional cash transfers on children’s nutritional status (ISRCTN 25360839). Led by the Institute for Global Health at University College of London (UCL), a trial of an unconditional emergency/seasonal cash transfer programme (CTP) was being implemented by Concern Worldwide in Tahoua Department, Niger.
REFANI organized the 'Research Uptake in a Humanitarian Context: Insights on Designing and Implementing a Research Uptake Strategy' panel discussion on February 2, hosted by DFID, in London, UK. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions of the panel.
REFANI organized a panel on February 2, 2016, hosted by DFID in London, UK. This is a recording of the discussion.
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.
Action Against Hunger is leading a global movement to end hunger in our lifetimes. It innovates solutions, advocate for change, and reach 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.