Monthly Archives: August 2016

Aid Workers Action Against Hunger

Front Line Aid Workers Face Increasing Risks in Response to Unprecedented Humanitarian Crises

The United Nations designated August 19th World Humanitarian Day to celebrate aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service. Action Against Hunger joins the UN and our humanitarian colleagues around the world today in paying tribute to the commitment and sacrifices of our front line staff working in challenging, unstable circumstances to save lives. […]

Undernutrition Action Against Hunger

Research in Action: Enhancing a Child Nutrition Program in Pakistan

Challenges and progress in evaluating the introduction of a water, sanitation, and health component into a treatment program for children with severe acute malnutrition in Dadu, Sindh Province, Pakistan In Pakistan, malnutrition remains a big health challenge. It’s correlated with high levels of poverty, and it’s evident in low rates of food consumption and also […]

Discover what inspired Sarah & Houda to engage in the fight against hunger

Meet Sarah Zankar and Houda Halwani co-presidents of the Action Against Hunger Youth Chapter at the University of Ottawa created in 2015. Sarah, why did you start an Action Against Hunger Youth Chapter at the University of Ottawa? “My involvement with Action Against Hunger actually begun when I was in high school at École Secondaire […]

Championing Gender at Every Level and in Every Corner

Men, women, boys and girls have different roles, responsibilities and experiences that affect their vulnerability to hunger. Thanks to your support, Action Against Hunger is committed to addressing these different needs in our work, as well as to creating a gender-sensitive and enabling environment across our organization. In 2013, we revised our Gender Policy to […]

A story of survival in conflict-ridden Yemen

Ensuring Bushra doesn’t suffer further trauma Sitting on one of the beds in an Action Against Hunger supported nutrition centre, Bushra, a young mom, lovingly looks at her five month old son Hamed. “He will live,” our team told her after they complete their medical assessment. This news is a huge relief for Bushra, who has just had to […]