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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 […]

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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, […]

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Fighting malnutrition in Pakistan with innovation and hands-on learning

Zareena tending to her livestock. Photo: Khaula Jamil for Action Against Hunger, Pakistan Zareena is a small-scale entrepreneur and young mother in Sindh province, Pakistan. Like many members of their community, she and her husband struggled to provide a nutritious diet for their children. Although Pakistan is a major food producer, high poverty rates and […]

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New Ways To Farm Bring Women New Reasons For Hope

Adhele overlooking her farm. Photo by: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez “We can help prevent malnutrition in our children – this is our deepest wish,” says Adhele, a mother, farmer, and water committee member in South Sudan. Adhele, 35, knew something wasn’t right when her two-year-old son, Piol, stopped […]

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How a Community Health Approach helped Nazanin Recover from Malnutrition

A healthcare worker assesses a child’s nutrition status using a MUAC band. Photo credit: Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan. Nazanin was 17 months old when her health took a rapid turn for the worse. She became feverish, stopped eating and suffered from frequent diarrhea. “I tried to give my daughter some medication I had with me, […]

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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 […]