Monthly Archives: August 2014

Meet Jogie: An Action Against Hunger Humanitarian

Jogie on her way to Bentiu, South Sudan. Since 2008, Jogie Agbogan has worked on the frontlines of humanitarian aid at Action Against Hunger. Now our Nutrition Coordinator for South Sudan, a country that is facing the worst nutrition crisis in the world, Jogie is one of over 5,000 humanitarians at Action Against Hunger who are […]

20 years doing humanitarian work. But today was different.

Report from the frontlines in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo by Rob Holden. While on a trip through the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Michael Penrose, Executive Director of ACF France, shared his observations – and his deep concern – with us. The following blog post was written by Mr. Penrose from Dahuk, August 28, 2014. “Whilst it […]

Fighting the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Action Against Hunger in Sierra Leone is continuing support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in the fight against Ebola at the national and district level, in Moyamba and Freetown-Western Area, with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA). The national state of emergency was declared by President Dr. Ernest Bai […]

Announcing Love Food Fest: The Nostalgia Edition

Love Food Fest is an ode to the food you loved as a kid. It is a love letter to the people who fed you as a child, who made you realize how good food could be. And it is a fundraiser for those who lack even the most essential benefits of food: its nutrients, […]

Growing Food Insecurity in South Sudan

Photo and blog entry by Carla Fibla Garcia-Sala Due to the quick surge in food insecurity for millions of South Sudanese, Action Against Hunger has deployed our Nutrition Emergency Team (NET) to tackle the current threats and prepare for the growing needs of the population. The number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) has risen to 1.1 […]

Treating Malnutrition

Malnutrition in Conflict: Treating the Psychological Causes of Hunger

Photo by Stephen Dock. This piece was written by Stephanie Duvergé and originally published in The Guardian on June 2nd, and has been adapted for our blog. Treating malnutrition in humanitarian crises, such as conflict and natural disaster, is far more complex than simply curing disease and providing children with therapeutic foods. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—which is common […]