Tag Archives: malnutrition

Global Hunger Action Against Hunger

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 […]

Malnutrition and Nutrition Action Against Hunger

Leave no stone unturned: Nutrition requires a holistic approach

Action Against Hunger welcomes the 2018 Global Nutrition Report and its focus on the urgent need to engage more profoundly on nutrition. As the report illustrates, governments have a long way to go in order to meet targets set by the World Health Organization, Nutrition for Growth, the UN Decade for Nutrition, and more. The Global Nutrition […]

What is GBV Action Against Hunger

16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV)

From November 25th (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to December 10th (Human Rights Day), Action Against Hunger joins like-minded organizations and activists in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a pervasive protection and human rights issue across the globe and is often exacerbated […]

Signs of acute malnutrition and MUAC Action Against Hunger

Empowering mothers to detect acute malnutrition in Kenya

A new study by Action Against Hunger and partners indicates that mothers can use a simple armband/tape (MUAC tape) measurement tool to accurately screen their children for acute malnutrition. Mothers are powerful. We have always known it. So we are happy to share some important new findings. For nearly forty years, in our efforts to […]

MUAC armband Action Against Hunger

For mothers in Kenya, the path to healthier children is colour-coded (MUAC armband)

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Kenya   Action Against Hunger is empowering mothers like Elisabeth to use colour-coded armbands (MUAC armband) to detect their child’s nutrition status – an effort that could help screen thousands more children for deadly malnutrition. Elisabeth, 28, lives in Tupendane, a village two hours away from Isiolo, a […]

Bangladesh and Rohingya Action Against Hunger

This Time Last Year: A Review of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

 Photo: Sébastien Duijndam for Action Against Hunger, Bangladesh This time last year hundreds of thousands of Rohingya poured into Bangladesh, fleeing from being persecuted in their homeland of Rakhine state, Myanmar. Today, more than 900,000 refugees are based in Cox’s Bazar, living in overcrowded makeshift camps which have grown to become the world’s largest refugee […]