Tag Archives: acute malnutrition

Women Farming - Action Against Hunger

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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A Holistic Approach to Health for Moms

Photo: Olivia Acland for Action Against Hunger, Democratic Republic of Congo In the Mweso region of North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Action Against Hunger works in very hard-to-access communities – ongoing conflicts make this area difficult to access safely. A recent spike in violence has further reduced already-limited transportation options, job opportunities, […]

World's hungriest countries - Action Against Hunger

The World’s Hungriest Countries

The latest UN Hunger Hotspots report highlights Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen as the countries with the highest levels of hunger. An all-time high of 49 million people in 46 countries across the globe are now at risk of famine or a food crisis, unless they receive immediate life-saving support. This includes […]

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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 […]

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, […]

Protecting Children from Hunger Action Against Hunger


Famakan Kiabou, a Community Health Worker trained by Action Against Hunger in the remote village of Kourounan, Mali, screens a child for malnutrition. Photo: B.Stevens/i-Images for Action Against Hunger, Mali   This Father’s Day, we want to pay tribute to the many fathers and men around the world fighting to protect children from hunger and […]