Action Against Hunger’s international network produces a variety of published works from context analysis and regional assessments to community surveys and field reports.
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.
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.
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 psychosocial impact of humanitarian crises includes psychological and social problems, at both the individual and community levels, following an emergency, as well as the impact on the existing psychological resources. In order to promote a holistic approach in response to the complexity of humanitarian
Households in Bandundu Province, DRC rely primarily on agriculture for food; cultivating cassava as the main crop and have limited dietary diversity. Due to the presence of cyanide in cassava, a poisonous chemical in unprocessed cassava, the retting process to leach out cyanide prior to consumption is essential. Improperly processed cassava causes konzo, a neurological ailment triggered by sustained dietary exposure to cyanide.
ACF Kenya: Participatory Risk Analysis & Integrated Approaches to Increasing Resilience of Pastoral Communities in Northern KenyaSeptember, 2014
Households and livelihoods in Merti and Garbatulla Districts of Kenya are highly vulnerable and threatened by an increasing frequency of cyclical, seasonal droughts in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Kenya. Pastoral communities are at risk with the gradual erosion of community resilience and traditional coping strategies by successive shocks and limited development investments.
Action Against Hunger aims to empower women in Northern Uganda using a two pronged strategy; a) cash transfers, skills training and VSLAs for income generating activities, and b) interventions to prevent violence against women at the household and community level.
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.