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Dr. Oleg Bilukha - Action Against Hunger Canada

Our 2021 Humanitarian Champion Award Winner: Dr. Oleg Bilukha

Dr. Oleg Bilukha MD, PhD, second person from right. Photo: Action Against Hunger Canada Action Against Hunger Canada launched the Humanitarian Champion Award in 2019. The award serves to officially recognize individuals that have contributed significantly to the global vision and mission of Action Against Hunger; to draw public attention to the full scope of […]

suffering from severe acute malnutrition

“I use my maximum potential to help my patients.” Meet Nurse Ware Arbale

Nurse Ware with 11-month old baby Fardosa and her mother, Safiya. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger. In a small, eight-bed ward near the entrance of Yabelo General Hospital in Ethiopia, Senior Pediatric Nurse Ware Arbale is busy making her rounds. The patients here are children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, accompanied by their […]

Cooking Demonstration - Action Against Hunger

“I do this work because I love children.” Meet nutritionist Gelaye Bekele

Gelaye giving a cooking demonstration at the IDP camp. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger In a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Guchi, Ethiopia, Gelaye Bekele is leading a cooking demonstration. She prepares a soup using spinach, potatoes and a little butter, explaining the nutritional benefits of the different ingredients and how […]

four mothers - Safiya - Action Against Hunger

Meet four mothers who came to Action Against Hunger for help

Safiya gives her severely malnourished daughter Fardosa Plumpy’Nut at Yabelo General Hospital, Ethiopia. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger In Ethiopia, over 35% of children suffer from malnutrition, and climate change is making the problem worse. Longer periods of drought mean that crops will not grow, and livestock have no grass to eat. In […]

Mass Screenings - Action Against Hunger

How mass screenings are supporting the fight against malnutrition in Mali

A child’s nutrition status is assessed using a MUAC band (mid-upper arm circumference). Photo: Ben Stevens for Action Against Hunger, Mali Like most medical conditions, malnutrition can be best addressed and treated when it’s detected early. Mass screenings of children under five, as well as pregnant and lactating women – the groups most vulnerable to […]

Empowering women and girls - Action Against Hunger

Empowering Women and Girls in Côte d’Ivoire

Photo: Sebastien Dujindam for Action Against Hunger, Côte d’Ivoire INTRODUCING ACT FEMMES ACT Femmes (Empowering Women and Girls in Tchologo Communities) is a new, five-year project that aims to empower women and girls in the Tchologo region of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The Action Against Hunger-led project, in partnership with the Government of Canada, will […]