Tag Archives: acute malnutrition
Global Hunger is Increasing. This is why.
An Action Against Hunger nutrition expert assesses a child’s nutrition status. Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. After steadily declining for a decade, global hunger is once again on the rise. Conflict, climate change, and inequality are driving millions into a state of severe food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this alarming […]
Malnutrition nearly separated them for good. Now twins Princess and Precious are looking forward to a healthy future.
Princess and Precious with their grandmother, Sabina. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Although twin sisters Princess and Precious Ferdinand were born only hours apart, their health was vastly different. Princess, the older twin, was born healthy and strong, whereas Precious was small and weak. The girls live in the village of Chisayu, […]
After years of war, families in Yemen struggle for survival
Children collecting water from a water point. Photo: Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger, Yemen. In Yemen, years of conflict have taken a devastating toll on children and families. The conflict has contributed to the collapse of the economy and basic services and is pushing nearly every district in the country into extreme or crisis […]
Year in Photos 2020
A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER Words alone cannot describe a year like 2020, which brought immense losses while showing us the true meaning of resilience. Through a selection of powerful photographs, we tell the story of a year that challenged us like never before. Join us as we look back on the hardships we faced, […]
The community gatherings giving babies a healthy start in Kakamega
A community gathering organized by Action Against Hunger teaches mothers in rural Kenya how to identify signs of dehydration and malnutrition so they can seek medical attention for their children when needed. Photo: Lys Arango, Action Against Hunger, Kenya. At a small church in Kakamega County, Kenya, a group of women has gathered for a […]
Global hunger rises for fourth consecutive year
Following the publication of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 Report by the UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO), Action Against Hunger is alarmed by the steady rise in the number of people suffering from hunger, a terrible toll that the COVID-19 pandemic will further exacerbate. In 2019, an estimated […]