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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Children and Malnutrition South Sudan

In an orderly Ethiopian camp, South Sudanese refugees face malnutrition, trauma

Nyayaul Gatkuoth Chol fled the violence in Mathiang, South Sudan, about 500 kilometres away, to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, where she now lives with four grandchildren and an orphan she looks after. Photo: Naomi Garneau for Action Against Hunger.   Our executive director Danny Glenwright penned this piece following a visit to Nguenyyiel refugee […]

World Water Day - Action Against Hunger

World Water Day 2019: Leave no one behind

Together, we must guarantee everyone has access to clean, safe, and affordable water. It’s a basic human right. World Water Day, marked each year on March 22, is an opportunity to celebrate the immense progress made to improve access to clean water: between 1990 and 2015, 2.3 billion people gained access to a better, safer […]

Facts about Malnutrition

Did you know? 10 facts about malnutrition

Simplistically, malnutrition is defined as “bad nourishment.” It includes under-nourishment and over-nourishment. So are we putting poor rural families suffering food insecurities and North Americans who consider hamburgers and soda an important part of their diet in the same basket? In a sense, yes. Because there is so much more to malnutrition that we need […]

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Starved not starving: why is hunger on the rise?

1 in 9 people in the world today are affected by hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN’s latest annual report on global hunger. Over half of these people live in conflict-affected countries. Hunger and conflict are often intrinsically linked; while conflict creates hunger, hunger can also lead to conflict. The UN officially recognized the […]

International Women's Day Action Against Hunger

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the important achievements of women in the fight for equal rights, as well as the marginalization and discrimination still endured by women throughout the world. At Action Against Hunger we believe that we must consider gender in our programs and foster a commitment to gender equality in […]