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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

New guidelines to enhance food insecurity and malnutrition analysis including in areas with no humanitarian access

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Rome, Italy, 25 April 2019 – New global guidelines published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) today will further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises. After thorough consultations, food security and nutrition experts […]

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Starved not starving: why is hunger on the rise?

1 in 9 people in the world today are affected by hunger and malnutrition, according to the UN’s latest annual report on global hunger. Over half of these people live in conflict-affected countries. Hunger and conflict are often intrinsically linked; while conflict creates hunger, hunger can also lead to conflict. The UN officially recognized the […]

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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 […]