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Better Maternity Care Means Healthier Babies and Happier Mothers in Kenya

Hildah with her baby son in Kenya. On an evening in July, Hildah went to the Kitale County Referral Hospital in western Kenya complaining of abdominal pain. Two hours later, she was a new mother. Hildah’s labour was short but difficult. “I was in a lot of pain, and I was afraid,” she said. Her […]

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Care Groups and Their Gardens Flourish in Cambodia

A member of the community tending her garden in Cambodia. Photo by: Jean-Francois Perigois for Action Against Hunger Cambodia. In 2016, at least one in three children in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia, were chronically malnourished. Our teams set out to change this – focusing on mothers and children and in consultation with community leaders at […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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In Mpwapwa, mothers play a crucial role in tackling child malnutrition

Ester’s son, Grayson, has recovered from moderate acute malnutrition. “When my son was ill, he would just lie there, not moving. The sun could come, the rain could come. He wouldn’t move. He would just lie there.” Ester had no idea that her son, Grayson, was sick. “I had never heard of malnutrition,” the 24-year […]

Drought Dries Up Wells in Eastern Kenya, Exacerbating Child Malnutrition

Villagers digging a well in Kobesa. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Water and food shortages are rampant; Action Against Hunger is working to provide lifesaving hunger treatment Kobesa, a community in Isiolo County, in eastern Kenya, is remote and arid. In the past several months, a worsening drought has led to significant […]