Tag Archives: Child Malnutrition

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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, […]

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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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“My Mom Does Good Work”

Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, Kenya In Kenya, community health volunteers show mothers how to detect child malnutrition at home “Before Action Against Hunger found us, we were still having many cases of malnutrition,” explains Rose Chepochonyil, a community health volunteer in the village of Kapkitony, northwestern Kenya. “But we are now able […]

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World Hunger: Key Facts and Statistics on Hunger 2022

Photo: Action Against Hunger What is Hunger According to the UN’s Hunger Report, hunger is the term used to define periods when populations are experiencing severe food insecurity—meaning that they go for entire days without eating due to lack of money, lack of access to food, or other resources. 1 What is the definition of […]

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Living Through Yemen’s War: Nada’s Story

Action Against Hunger’s Communications Officer in Yemen, Nada al-Saqaf, shares her story of what life has been in Yemen, before and during the seven-year conflict. Where I grew up, in Yemen’s Lahj Governorate, was filled with joy and fun. My older brother, sister, and I used to go with our grandmother to the green fields […]

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“I use my maximum potential to help my patients.” Meet Nurse Ware Arbale

Nurse Ware with 11-month old baby Fardosa and her mother, Safiya. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger. In a small, eight-bed ward near the entrance of Yabelo General Hospital in Ethiopia, Senior Pediatric Nurse Ware Arbale is busy making her rounds. The patients here are children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, accompanied by their […]