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Mass Screenings - Action Against Hunger

How mass screenings are supporting the fight against malnutrition in Mali

A child’s nutrition status is assessed using a MUAC band (mid-upper arm circumference). Photo: Ben Stevens for Action Against Hunger, Mali Like most medical conditions, malnutrition can be best addressed and treated when it’s detected early. Mass screenings of children under five, as well as pregnant and lactating women – the groups most vulnerable to […]

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Rohingya Crisis: Four Years On

Action Against Hunger teams distribute cooked meals to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Photo: Kathleen Prior for Action Against. August 25, 2021 marks the fourth year of the Rohingya crisis. In 2017, thousands of Rohingya fled Myanmar for Bangladesh. Action Against Hunger stands with this vulnerable population, which continues to face difficult conditions upon arrival. Currently, […]

Children in Need - Action Against Hunger

Whatever It Takes To Reach Children In Need

In Paguir, South Sudan, members of our outreach team cross floodwaters by canoe to reach a remote community. Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of flooding in the region. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger. “Hunger makes everyone suffer, but malnutrition haunts the children,” says Robert, Action Against Hunger Nutrition Officer By […]

Haiti Earthquake - Action Against Hunger

Haiti Earthquake Leaves Thousands In Need

Photo: Christophe Da Silva for Action Against Hunger, Haiti The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit southern Haiti on the morning of August 14, 2021, has impacted an estimated 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children. Roseval Supreme, Action Against Hunger’s Country Director in Haiti, issued the following statement: “Saturday’s earthquake killed more than 1,400 people and […]

Lean Season Madagascar - Action Against Hunger

In Madagascar, A Humanitarian Crisis Driven By Drought

Vorisoa tending his land. Drought conditions in Madagascar have destroyed consecutive harvests. Photo: Stéphane Rakotomalala for Action Against Hunger In the southern districts of Madagascar, climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of droughts, posing a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Shortages of water, particularly drinking water, are common in the southern districts, […]

Hunger Season Sahel - Action Against Hunger

Hunger Season Arrives in the Sahel

In the Sahel, food insecurity has reached unprecedented levels. Photo: Olivia Gay for Action Against Hunger, Mali. More than 29 million people in this region of West Africa face hunger and are in need of urgent assistance – triple the number just two years ago. In the Sahel – the semi-arid region of West Africa […]