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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Measuring a nutrition crisis Action Against Hunger

Measuring a Nutrition Crisis: A data-driven approach to fighting hunger

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Two years ago this week, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. Famine is a rare and specific technical classification of food insecurity, mortality, and malnutrition among populations. It is declared when the following criteria are met, among others: 1 in 5 households face […]

Venezuelans cross the Colombian border Action Against Hunger

25,000 Venezuelans cross the Colombian border every day

Photo: Simon Bolivar for Action Against Hunger, Colombia.   The flow of Venezuelans at the northeastern Colombian border city of Cúcuta is constant. “People come to buy food, medicines, hygiene items and basic goods, or to sell jewellery and other small technological goods – many women are even selling their hair,” says Luis Fernando Ramírez, […]

Year in photos 2018 Action Against Hunger

Year in photos: 2018

Photo: A woman washes her hand at a latrine built with support from Global Affairs Canada. Photo by Fardosa Hussein for Action Against Hunger, Somalia. To wrap up this year’s International Development Week, we chose some of our favourite photos that celebrate how Canadian aid is making a difference around the world. These photos inspire […]

Action against anemia Action Against Hunger

#IDW2019: Taking action against anemia in Peru

Photo: Norma gathers vegetables from her garden. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger Peru. In Santiago de Lucanamarca, Peru, 1 out of 3 girls and boys suffer from chronic malnutrition and 3 out of 5 girls and boys suffer from anemia (What it is anemia? It is a deficiency of red blood cells […]

Chronic Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

#IDW2019: Fighting chronic malnutrition in Guatemala

Photo: Marily starts her trek to work at the health clinic. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger Guatemala. In Chiquimula, Guatemala, Action Against Hunger is working hard to prevent and treat chronic malnutrition. Guatemala has the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in Latin America. 48% of Guatemalan children suffer from chronic malnutrition, reaching […]

What is International Development Week Action Against Hunger Amy Nagus

Launching International Development Week: Q&A with Canadian Amy Nagus

Amy Nagus, one of the many Canadians working for Action Against Hunger around the world, in front of our office in Jordan. Photo by Natalie Abu-Eisheh for Action Against Hunger, Jordan. Since 1990, Canadians have spent one week each year celebrating how Canadian aid is making a difference around the world. As staunch advocates for […]