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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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Meet four mothers who came to Action Against Hunger for help

Safiya gives her severely malnourished daughter Fardosa Plumpy’Nut at Yabelo General Hospital, Ethiopia. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger In Ethiopia, over 35% of children suffer from malnutrition, and climate change is making the problem worse. Longer periods of drought mean that crops will not grow, and livestock have no grass to eat. In […]

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Hunger Season Arrives in the Sahel

In the Sahel, food insecurity has reached unprecedented levels. Photo: Olivia Gay for Action Against Hunger, Mali. More than 29 million people in this region of West Africa face hunger and are in need of urgent assistance – triple the number just two years ago. In the Sahel – the semi-arid region of West Africa […]

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As India battles second wave of COVID-19, Action Against Hunger responds to looming hunger crisis

Food basket distribution in Mumbai. Photo: Sudharak Olwe for Action Against Hunger, India. As India continues to battle the latest wave of COVID-19, Action Against Hunger is working to support the overburdened health system and respond to a looming hunger crisis. The pandemic has intensified food insecurity across the country, disrupting supply chains, limiting employment […]

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In Yemen, an Entire Generation is Starving

The conflict in Yemen, now entering its seventh year, has taken a devastating human toll – 233,000 people have died, more than half from indirect causes including lack of food and healthcare. For four years, Yemen has been the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The country is now on the brink of famine. […]

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“My priority is to save lives.” How one Mogadishu doctor is responding to COVID-19

Dr. Mustaf Yusef at the Hodan Stabilization Centre The COVID-19 pandemic has had an alarming impact on health and food systems worldwide, particularly in areas already struggling with chronic food insecurity. In Somalia, protracted conflict and drought have forced millions from their homes. Malnutrition levels, particularly among young children, have skyrocketed. Action Against Hunger provides […]