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Better Maternity Care Means Healthier Babies and Happier Mothers in Kenya

Hildah with her baby son in Kenya. On an evening in July, Hildah went to the Kitale County Referral Hospital in western Kenya complaining of abdominal pain. Two hours later, she was a new mother. Hildah’s labour was short but difficult. “I was in a lot of pain, and I was afraid,” she said. Her […]

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Action Against Hunger Warns of Rising Hunger in Latin America Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Action Against Hunger team members demonstrating proper hygiene techniques. “Latin America is facing an unprecedented hunger crisis as a result of the pandemic,” said Benedetta Lettera, our Desk Manager in Latin America. “It is a perfect storm, with a major health crisis, accompanied by a socioeconomic crisis, with a grassroots situation that was complex even […]

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Care Groups and Their Gardens Flourish in Cambodia

A member of the community tending her garden in Cambodia. Photo by: Jean-Francois Perigois for Action Against Hunger Cambodia. In 2016, at least one in three children in Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia, were chronically malnourished. Our teams set out to change this – focusing on mothers and children and in consultation with community leaders at […]

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How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19: Lessons From Ebola

One of the many hand-washing stations we operate in South Sudan. This post, written by Sulaiman Sesay, Action Against Hunger’s Country Director in South Sudan, was originally published on EcoWatch on June 19, 2020. I lost five family members to Ebola within two weeks when the virus ravaged Liberia in 2014. First my uncle became […]

Planting Seeds of Hope in Uganda

Women farmers earn income and gain confidence. In Uganda’s Kiryandongo settlement, more than 65,000 refugees, primarily from South Sudan, have established temporary homes. Approximately 1.4 million refugees live in Uganda overall and about 85% of them are women and children. As part of Uganda’s progressive refugee policy, each refugee is given a small plot of […]

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Fighting Coronavirus Around the World

COVID-19 has affected nearly every country in the world, and no community has been prepared to deal with the pandemic. Coronavirus, high rates of serious malnutrition, low access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene services, and weak health systems are a deadly combination in many developing countries. Around the world, we’re responding to this pandemic, […]