Central African Republic

Treating Malnutrition

Malnutrition in Conflict: Treating the Psychological Causes of Hunger

Photo by Stephen Dock. This piece was written by Stephanie Duvergé and originally published in The Guardian on June 2nd, and has been adapted for our blog. Treating malnutrition in humanitarian crises, such as conflict and natural disaster, is far more complex than simply curing disease and providing children with therapeutic foods. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—which is common […]

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Dangerous Rise in Malnutrition Cripples Central African Republic

Photo: Lucile Grosjean Press Release: March 5, 2014. The number of children suffering from the most severe form of malnutrition in Bangui, Central African Republic has increased dramatically due to political insecurity and economic troubles in the nation. Action Against Hunger experts warn that the number of people suffering from severe acute malnutrition may spike […]

Food for thought: Nutritional Gardens in Central African Republic (CAR)

As Canadians become increasingly mindful of what they eat and where it comes from, urban gardens are popping up all over. Gardens on roof-tops, patios, backyards of all shapes and sizes, as well as shared community spaces, have been credited as a way to enhance nutritional knowledge, increase a sense of community, and improve food […]

Press Release: Food Crisis in Central African Republic

Photo by Lucile Grosjean, ACF/ /Bangui, CAR Action Against Hunger Providing Nutrition to Severely Malnourished Children February 19, 2014 // In Central African Republic, the food crisis is growing in severity. Action Against Hunger (Action contre la Faim / ACF) is providing treatment for severe acute malnutrition among the most vulnerable. According to the UN, […]

Shocking the Unshockable: Situation in Central African Republic Unacceptable

Bangui Airport – Photo by Stephen Dock  After a trip to the Central African Republic, Michael Penrose, Executive Director, ACF France, shared his observations – and his deep dismay – with us. The following blog post was written by Mr. Penrose from Bangui, January 15, 2014. “After nearly 20 years in humanitarian assistance I thought […]

Press Release: Malnutrition Critical in C.A.R.

Nine month old Naomi and her mother, Thérèse, at a pediatric centre in Bangui, CAR. Naomi is being treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition. Photo by Lucile Chombart The recent deterioration of the security state in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced  Action against Hunger (ACF) to temporarily reduce certain activities and programs in the country. At […]