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World Day Social Justice - Action Against Hunger

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 […]

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Alarming New Hunger Levels in Haiti: 1 in 3 People Urgently Need Food Aid

Rising political unrest and violence hamper access to aid With mounting violent unrest and pressure for President Jovenel Moïs to step down, 35 percent of the Haitian population – 3.67 million people – is now in urgent need of emergency food assistance. In a statement, Action Against Hunger’s Country Director in Haiti, Cedric Piriou said: […]

40 Years Leading the Fight Against Hunger

In 1979, Action Against Hunger’s first intervention was launched to help Afghani refugees in Pakistan. This is a special month in Action Against Hunger’s history: it’s been 40 years since our founding. On November 15, 1979, a group of French academics, scientists, and doctors banded together to create a better way to deal with hunger. […]

Mary Humanitarian Worker - Action Against Hunger

An Interview with an MHCP Worker in Gambella

Mary is a psychosocial worker for Action Against Hunger in Gambella, Ethiopia.   Action Against Hunger’s humanitarian workers are an integral part in carrying out our mission, which is to fight hunger and its root causes worldwide. Did you know that more than 95% of our staff are local to the countries in which they […]

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Robert’s Road to Recovery

Claudia is looking forward to celebrating her grandson Robert’s birthday. Just three months ago, she wasn’t sure if he would even make it this far: he nearly lost his life to severe acute malnutrition. She couldn’t bear to lose another child. Claudia’s daughter died tragically one week after Robert was born due to childbirth complications. […]