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Better Nurition - Action Against Hunger

Fighting malnutrition in Pakistan with innovation and hands-on learning

Zareena tending to her livestock. Photo: Khaula Jamil for Action Against Hunger, Pakistan Zareena is a small-scale entrepreneur and young mother in Sindh province, Pakistan. Like many members of their community, she and her husband struggled to provide a nutritious diet for their children. Although Pakistan is a major food producer, high poverty rates and […]

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South Sudan: Meet Paguir’s First Doctor

Dr. Paulino examines a young patient at the Stabilization Centre. Photo: Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. By: Susan Martinez Action Against Hunger’s Stabilization Centre is helping to create a healthier, thriving community in one of South Sudan’s hardest-to-reach areas. There are any number of elements that spark a new community to form, or […]

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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 […]

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In Yemen, an Entire Generation is Starving

The conflict in Yemen, now entering its seventh year, has taken a devastating human toll – 233,000 people have died, more than half from indirect causes including lack of food and healthcare. For four years, Yemen has been the site of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The country is now on the brink of famine. […]

Recovery from malnutrition - Action Against Hunger

How a Community Health Approach helped Nazanin Recover from Malnutrition

A healthcare worker assesses a child’s nutrition status using a MUAC band. Photo credit: Sandra Calligaro for Action Against Hunger, Afghanistan. Nazanin was 17 months old when her health took a rapid turn for the worse. She became feverish, stopped eating and suffered from frequent diarrhea. “I tried to give my daughter some medication I […]

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Global Hunger is Increasing. This is why.

An Action Against Hunger nutrition expert assesses a child’s nutrition status. Peter Caton for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan. After steadily declining for a decade, global hunger is once again on the rise. Conflict, climate change, and inequality are driving millions into a state of severe food insecurity. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened this alarming […]