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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, […]

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Mothers Fight the “Disease With No Name” in Tanzania

In Tanzania, we help to improve maternal and child nutrition for more than 211,000 children and adolescent mothers in four rural districts. We are scaling up proven interventions: providing micronutrient supplements, treating acute malnutrition in communities and at health centres, and fostering mother-to-mother support groups, thereby laying the foundation for children to achieve their full […]

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Rodrick’s Road to Recovery in Tanzania

Rehema persuaded Rodrick’s father to let her take her grandson. Photo by Elphas Ngugi for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Rehema fought hard for her grandson. In fact, she fought hard for all six of the children under her care. Four years ago, her daughter, Furaha, gave birth to a son, Rodrick. Soon after, she and […]

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On World Day of Social Justice, we ask: why women eat last and least?

Women and children participating in a culinary demonstration held by local Action Against Hunger staff. Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Senegal. According to the United Nations, 60% of the world’s undernourished population are women. The Food and Agriculture Organization, in its 2019 report on food insecurity and nutrition in the world, indicated that […]

Drought Dries Up Wells in Eastern Kenya, Exacerbating Child Malnutrition

Villagers digging a well in Kobesa. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Kenya Water and food shortages are rampant; Action Against Hunger is working to provide lifesaving hunger treatment Kobesa, a community in Isiolo County, in eastern Kenya, is remote and arid. In the past several months, a worsening drought has led to significant […]