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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Forms of Malnutrition - Action Against Hunger Canada

Rodrick’s Road to Recovery in Tanzania

Rehema persuaded Rodrick’s father to let her take her grandson. Photo by Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Rehema fought hard for her grandson. In fact, she fought hard for all six of the children under her care. Four years ago, her daughter, Furaha, gave birth to a son, Rodrick. Soon after, she and […]

Locust Swarm East Africa - Action Against Hunger Canada

13 million face hunger crisis, as locusts swarm East Africa

Locusts devour crops, hitting vulnerable families the hardest. Photo by: Sven Torfinn, FAO. For months last year, no rain fell – few crops were planted. Families across East Africa did what they could to survive, despite food and water shortages. Then, suddenly, the rains came all at once, in floods that swept away harvests and […]