Tag Archives: malnutrition
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 […]
Malnutrition nearly separated them for good. Now twins Princess and Precious are looking forward to a healthy future.
Princess and Precious with their grandmother, Sabina. Photo: Joan Nduta for Action Against Hunger, Tanzania. Although twin sisters Princess and Precious Ferdinand were born only hours apart, their health was vastly different. Princess, the older twin, was born healthy and strong, whereas Precious was small and weak. The girls live in the village of Chisayu, […]
Maternity Open Days: Bringing communities together to promote maternal health
Mothers and babies gathered for a Maternity Open Day in Kenya. Photo: Naomi Garneau for Action Against Hunger. Editor’s Note: Material for this article was gathered before the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, prevention measures including social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings have been implemented across all our programs. When women give birth under […]
After years of war, families in Yemen struggle for survival
Children collecting water from a water point. Photo: Florian Seriex for Action Against Hunger, Yemen. In Yemen, years of conflict have taken a devastating toll on children and families. The conflict has contributed to the collapse of the economy and basic services and is pushing nearly every district in the country into extreme or crisis […]
Year in Photos 2020
A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER Words alone cannot describe a year like 2020, which brought immense losses while showing us the true meaning of resilience. Through a selection of powerful photographs, we tell the story of a year that challenged us like never before. Join us as we look back on the hardships we faced, […]
Why Yemen Can’t Wait
A young girl waits to fill her container with water at an Action Against Hunger water point. Photo: Florian Seriex, Action Against Hunger, Yemen. Ongoing violence in Yemen has pushed the country into a devastating humanitarian crisis. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been killed and over three million have been forced to flee their […]