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Founding an Action Against Hunger chapter, these two leaders found themselves

Kamillia and Angelica representing the Action Against Hunger, Glendon College chapter Action Against Hunger welcomes everyone to join us in the fight against malnutrition. We recently had the honour to meet with Kamillia and Angelica, who founded a new Action Against Hunger chapter at their university. These two young leaders share their story: We started […]

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Empowering Women and Uniting Communities in Jordan

Photo: Salam Naqaresh working on her sewing machine. Freya Dowson for Action Against Hunger. Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, approximately 660,000 people have fled Syria and registered as refugees in Jordan. Due to the constant influx of people from across the border, refugees and Jordanians alike have been struggling with […]

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The Hidden Hungry

Photo: Our National Program Manager, Mira Lyonblum, facilitating an experiential workshop with Canadian students. Below is her response to a recent article in The Walrus (April 2019)   When I ask young people what hunger looks like, the image that gets conjured up is generally a dusty rural village, a child wearing little clothing, flies […]

Measuring a food crisis Action Against Hunger

Measuring a Food Crisis: A data-driven approach to fighting hunger

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Two years ago this week, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan. Famine is a rare and specific technical classification of food insecurity, mortality, and malnutrition among populations. It is declared when the following criteria are met, among others: 1 in 5 households face […]

Children and possibility of severe malnutrition Action Against Hunger

“I nicknamed her ‘Action Against Hunger’ because they saved her life.”

The story of a determined mother and a traditional father in southwest Somalia, and Action Against Hunger’s work to help save the life of their severely malnourished daughter. Photos: Fardosa Hussein for Action Against Hunger, Somalia     “Hey, Action Against Hunger, come here!” Xukun Muhumed calls out to her bubbly 21-month-old daughter Anzal. Her […]

Drought and Food Insecurity Action Against Hunger

SENEGAL: THIRD DROUGHT IN SIX YEARS LEAVES 245,000 PEOPLE FOOD INSECURE

   Senegal is experiencing the third severe drought period in six years, after 2011 and 2014, leaving nearly a quarter of a million people with food insecurity as the ‘hunger season’ begins.   “As early as October 2017, we began to warn of the impending food crisis caused by the rainfall deficit recorded that year. […]