Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gender Policy Action Against Hunger

ACF Keeps Gender on the Agenda

“If we do not make specific efforts to talk to women…the risk is that their voices, vulnerabilities, and capacities will not be heard or considered in our interventions,” Clara Ituero, Global Gender Advisor for Action Against Hunger International (ACF International), describes one of many motivations behind Action Against Hunger’s Gender Agenda. “[In that way] we […]

Sanitation Action Against Hunger

Sanitation in the developing world: spotlight on Central Africa

For this year’s World Toilet Day, we asked Claude Sauveplane, a former United Nations Inter-regional Advisor on Water Resources and former Action Against Hunger Canada Board Member, to write a guest blog about access to sanitation, an issue that continues to impact millions of people around the world. Access to adequate sanitation is a fundamental […]

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

One of the greatest gifts Susie Luballo ever experienced was an exuberant greeting from a happy two-year-old. Susie, a Nutrition Program manager for Action Against Hunger, was stationed in South Sudan. She was working at one of our stabilization centres (a health clinic) and met a distraught South Sudanese mother who had walked for four […]

Refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan dream of home – and Europe

As footage from the world’s television stations plays in a loop, showing images of inflatable boats overloaded with refugees washing up daily on Greek beaches, hundreds of thousands of people are watching from Iraq, thinking about following them. Our Action Against Hunger minibus moves through the hills. On both sides of the road, a thin […]

Rebuilding Continues: Nepal six months after

A market stall vendor talks to an Action Against Hunger staff member in Kathmandu. The country is slowly rebuilding six months after the first earthquake. On Saturday 25 April, a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing nearly nine thousand people and injuring many more. Just two weeks later, on 12 May, a second earthquake […]