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Year in Photos 2020 - Action Against Hunger

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, […]

Children suffering from malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

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, […]

Crisis In Yemen - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

community gatherings - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

COVID-19 Appeal - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Disease survival mothers - Action Against Hunger

Mothers Fight the “Disease With No Name” in Tanzania

In Tanzania, we help to improve maternal and child nutrition for more than 211,000 children and adolescent mothers in four rural districts. We are scaling up proven interventions: providing micronutrient supplements, treating acute malnutrition in communities and at health centres, and fostering mother-to-mother support groups, thereby laying the foundation for children to achieve their full […]