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Yearly Archives: 2021

Benefits of breastfeeding - Action Against Hunger

Quiz: Do You Know the Benefits of Breastfeeding?

A health promoter in Lucanamarca, Peru, advising a breastfeeding mother. Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. Breast milk offers the best possible nutrition for babies, and benefits maternal health as well! Discover the benefits of breastfeeding.   Join Our Community Want to join the fight against hunger? Join our mailing list to stay up […]

treating severe acute malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

Treating Severe Acute Malnutrition in the Central African Republic

Awa and Jana with their baby sister and another child in the Therapeutic Nutrition Unit in Begoua. Photo: Philine Moucheront for Action Against Hunger, Central African Republic Awa, 20, and Jana, 14, keep a watchful eye on their baby sister, a patient at the Therapeutic Nutrition Unit in Begoua in the Central African Republic. The […]

Lean Season Madagascar - Action Against Hunger

In Madagascar, A Humanitarian Crisis Driven By Drought

Vorisoa tending his land. Drought conditions in Madagascar have destroyed consecutive harvests. Photo: Stéphane Rakotomalala for Action Against Hunger In the southern districts of Madagascar, climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of droughts, posing a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Shortages of water, particularly drinking water, are common in the southern districts, […]

New Data Shows Sharp Increase In Global Hunger Driven By Covid-19 Pandemic

Photo: Stéphane Rakotomalala for Action Against Hunger, Madagascar.   A new report by the United Nations reveals the concrete impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food insecurity and malnutrition. The flagship report – The State of the Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) – found that 9.9% of the global population is malnourished and […]

Hunger Season Sahel - Action Against Hunger

Hunger Season Arrives in the Sahel

In the Sahel, food insecurity has reached unprecedented levels. Photo: Olivia Gay for Action Against Hunger, Mali. More than 29 million people in this region of West Africa face hunger and are in need of urgent assistance – triple the number just two years ago. In the Sahel – the semi-arid region of West Africa […]

How Community Health Volunteers are helping bridge healthcare gaps in Kenya

Monica Anyango, a Community Health Volunteer. Photo: Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Kenya. Monica Anyango is a Community Health Volunteer in Busia County, Kenya, several hundred kilometres from Nairobi. For residents of rural areas, accessing healthcare services and reliable health information can be a challenge, and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) like Monica play a […]