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Monthly Archives: February 2019

No wasted lives celebrates women in science : Dyphine Ndenga

“A love for children and the difficult situations surrounding them, coupled with the increased prevalence rates of malnutrition, gave me the drive and passion to go into nutrition.” Dyphine Ndenga has followed this passion, and has been working as a nutrition research officer on the ComPAS study in Nairobi for the International Rescue Committee. In […]

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

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 […]

#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. This is the biggest problem identified by community members and health personnel. […]

#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 […]

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 […]