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Yearly Archives: 2018

Signs of acute malnutrition and MUAC Action Against Hunger

Empowering mothers to detect acute malnutrition in Kenya

A new study by Action Against Hunger and partners indicates that mothers can use a simple armband/tape (MUAC tape) measurement tool to accurately screen their children for acute malnutrition. Mothers are powerful. We have always known it. So we are happy to share some important new findings. For nearly forty years, in our efforts to […]

MUAC armband Action Against Hunger

For mothers in Kenya, the path to healthier children is colour-coded (MUAC armband)

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Kenya   Action Against Hunger is empowering mothers like Elisabeth to use colour-coded armbands (MUAC armband) to detect their child’s nutrition status – an effort that could help screen thousands more children for deadly malnutrition. Elisabeth, 28, lives in Tupendane, a village two hours away from Isiolo, a […]

All we can say is WOAAH!

All we can say is — WOAAH! October 15-21 was our first ever national Week of Action Against Hunger (WoAAH). Incredible changemakers like you – with your schools, restaurants, families, and office teams – have been asking for more ways to contribute to improved food security and food literacy, so you came together to raise […]

Conflict in Yemen and Humanitarian Operations Action Against Hunger

35 Yemeni and international organizations call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen

  Paris, 7 November 2018 – As humanitarian, human rights and peace-building organizations working on Yemen, we welcome tomorrow’s unprecedented coming together of legislators from across nations and parties for the first International Parliamentary Conference for Peace in Yemen to demand their governments work together to end the crisis. With 14 million men, women and […]

Shortage of food and MUAC Action Against Hunger

A message from our executive director

    Dear reader, As the New York Times noted last week following its publication of photos of emaciated, malnourished children in Yemen: “we are asking you to look.” We, too, are asking you to look. And we are asking for your help. Right now, more than 11 million Yemeni children are in desperate need […]

Chef Rodney Bowers Action Against Hunger

#BrownBagIt with Chef Rodney Bowers

As part of our #brownbagit campaign, Action Against Hunger is sharing simple packed lunch recipes from Canadian chefs from coast-to-coast-to-coast. This fall, join your fellow Canadians: pack a nutritious lunch and donate the money you save so every kid can eat a healthy lunch.  Read on for this week’s tasty recipe from Chef Rodney Bowers:   Rodney Bowers […]