Monthly Archives: August 2017

Severe Acute Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

Severe Malnutrition Rates Shoot Up Across Kenya, Leaving More Than 70,000 Children At Risk Of Death

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, West Pokot, Kenya   Editor’s note: This joint press release was originally published and distributed by Save the Children International on August 21, 2017. Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available. The […]

Sierra Leone: Critical Humanitarian Situation After Floods

Action Against Hunger is delivering emergency hygiene kits and supplies of clean water to communities devastated by flooding in Freetown, Sierra Lone. Photo: Action Against Hunger, Freetown, Sierra Leone   Last week, flash floods killed over 490 people in Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown. To date,  a  large number of people are still reported missing and […]

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Photo: Fabien Touzard for Action Against Hunger, Cameroon. Breastfeeding has been called “the ultimate natural vaccine” for babies—boosting their immune systems and delivering vital nutrients to support long-term health as well as proper physical and cognitive development. Educating and supporting mothers and caregivers to boost the nutrition of infants through breastfeeding is a major component […]