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Women Farming - Action Against Hunger

New Ways To Farm Bring Women New Reasons For Hope

Adhele overlooking her farm. Photo by: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez “We can help prevent malnutrition in our children – this is our deepest wish,” says Adhele, a mother, farmer, and water committee member in South Sudan. Adhele, 35, knew something wasn’t right when her two-year-old son, Piol, stopped […]

Integrated Fight Against Chronic Malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

The Terikunda Jekulu approach creates a supportive social environment for family planning

In Mali, 3 in 10 women have unmet family planning needs. Through the Integrated Fight Against Chronic Malnutrition project in Mali, Action Against Hunger, with the help of its local partners, AMADECOM and COFERSA, aims to reduce the number of married women and men of reproductive age without access to modern contraceptive methods1. Funded by […]

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“My Mom Does Good Work”

Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, Kenya In Kenya, community health volunteers show mothers how to detect child malnutrition at home “Before Action Against Hunger found us, we were still having many cases of malnutrition,” explains Rose Chepochonyil, a community health volunteer in the village of Kapkitony, northwestern Kenya. “But we are now able […]

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Emergency Water Trucking Provides Relief & Safety to Women in Somalia

Photo: Action Against Hunger, Somalia Around the world, women and girls are responsible for fetching water in 80% of households. When water is scarce, their journey to find water is often longer and more dangerous. Women and girls face the risk of sexual and gender-based violence while walking for hours out in the open to […]

Drought in the Horn of Africa - Action Against Hunger

“Our Future is Bright”: Women Farmers in Kenya Weather the Drought

Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Rosina leads a group of more than 20 women in Kapkitony, a village in northwestern Kenya, in the fight against hunger. Their work is more important now than ever, as the severe, prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa puts more than 20 million people at risk […]

Yemen War - Action Against Hunger

Living Through Yemen’s War: Nada’s Story

Action Against Hunger’s Communications Officer in Yemen, Nada al-Saqaf, shares her story of what life has been in Yemen, before and during the seven-year conflict. Where I grew up, in Yemen’s Lahj Governorate, was filled with joy and fun. My older brother, sister, and I used to go with our grandmother to the green fields […]