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Mother and Child Malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Migration and misery for Reena and the Sahariya

Children of the Sahariya tribe, India. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. 14 years ago, Reena was born on a riverbank in India, where her family was working in the sand business. What should have been a joyous occasion turned quickly into tragedy when Reena’s mother suffered a postpartum haemorrhage. There were no […]

Women in Marawi - Action Against Hunger Canada

Marawi: Women under siege

May 23rd, 2017 marked the first day of the 5-month battle of Marawi in the Philippines. It began when the Philippine army tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia who swore allegiance to the Islamic State. During those five months of bloodshed, more than 360,000 people fled their homes. Even if the city was “liberated” in […]

Hawa Helps Malnourished Children - Action Against Hunger

Meet Hawa, a Health Worker Saving Lives in Mali

Hawa Coulibaly. Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger. Meet Hawa Meet Hawa Coulibaly, a 30-year-old community health worker trained by Action Against Hunger. She lives and works in the remote village of Kourougue in rural Mali. Along with being a health worker, Hawa is also a mother. From the home where she raises her three […]

Fighting Malnutrition From The Vegetable Garden - Action Against Hunger

Fighting malnutrition from the vegetable garden

As Mother’s Day approaches, we are highlighting the hard work of women across the globe who grow food to fight hunger and support their families. Gardening to fight malnutrition in Nigeria In the Yobe region of Northeast Nigeria, hunger and conflict are closely tied. Violence and instability create harsh conditions that prevent many families from […]