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Monthly Archives: April 2018

28 times we used gardens in the fight against malnutrition

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Colombia. Gladis Nidey Pérez is a community leader of a women’s association where Action Against Hunger has helped with the planting of a garden. The project is part of our food security and livelihoods program there, where the produce they grow will not only allow them access to nutritious […]

Action Against Hunger launches new nutrition program in Afghanistan with support from the Government of Canada

  Thanks to Canada’s commitment to development efforts in Afghanistan, Action Against Hunger will continue to ensure improved nutrition, especially among children and young mothers in the country. With support from Global Affairs Canada, the project – Nutrition to Prevent Mother and Child Mortality and Morbidity in Afghanistan – will contribute to reduced malnutrition among […]

Canadians need to grow their own food

Photo: Carmen Oliveira, Burrows Hall Public School. Elementary students gardening as a part of our project, Generation Nutrition.   As Canada has urbanized over the past couple generations, we’ve moved further away from food production — or any significant hands-on knowledge of it. One result of this: more than a quarter of Canadian children are overweight or […]

Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger Nigeria. Announcement from Global Affairs Canada April 10, 2018 – Yaoundé, Cameroon – Global Affairs Canada On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to […]

World Health Day 2018: Partnering with communities for a healthier Cambodia

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, Cambodia     Over the last century, the world has made remarkable progress toward becoming a healthier place. We have created vaccines and eradicated diseases, reduced the number of children who die of preventable causes by half, improved access to clean, safe water for billions of people, and […]