Monthly Archives: February 2017

Conflict in South Sudan Action Against Hunger

South Sudan plunges into preventable catastrophe: 100,000 people face famine in Unity State

Photo: Andrew Parsons/i-Images for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan February 21, 2017— Action Against Hunger issued an urgent call for political leadership to end the conflict in South Sudan in response to the official declaration of famine in Unity State, where an estimated 100,000 people face catastrophic levels of hunger and imminent risk of death. […]

Getting SMART: You help us spread valuable knowledge that informs humanitarian programming

Thanks to your ongoing support, Action Against Hunger is the lead organization providing SMART nutrition assessment methodology training for governments, United Nations agencies and humanitarian and development organizations around the world. SMART stands for Standardized Monitoring and Assessment of Relief and Transitions. The SMART project is an inter-agency initiative launched in 2002 by a network […]

In 2016, you helped children in Mali recover from severe undernutrition – Thank you!

Imagine one of your children got sick but the nearest medical clinic was 40 km away and you had to walk to it, leaving your other children alone for many hours. In some parts of Mali, this was historically the reality for local families. It’s what Namusa Nomoga experienced. A mother of four, she also […]

Your support in action: providing health education – one mom at a time

In West Pokot County in remote northwest Kenya, your donations to Action Against Hunger are hard at work improving the lives of the pastoralist Pokot people. This includes women like Regina Chelimo Domoo and her daughter, Chepchumba Claudina Musa, and son, Pkemei Tokou Musa. Women like Regina sometimes walk for many kilometres to access services […]

In 2016, you helped us find solutions to malnutrition in Guatemala. Thank you!

Guatemala’s children have the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Latin America. When children do not eat enough diverse foods, their growth is stunted. This affects their energy levels and ability to learn – which means malnourished children will most likely earn less when they become adults, repeating the cycle of poverty. Without your help, […]

In 2016, you improved children’s health in the Philippines – Thank you!

Thirteen-month-old Joharra Samuel is the youngest of his family’s six children. He is also one of 44 children younger than five who are registered with Action Against Hunger in Maguindanao, a remote province in the Philippines, because they have acute malnutrition. Due to the inaccessibility of her community and the constant clashes between armed groups […]