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Women in Marawi - Action Against Hunger Canada

Marawi: Women under siege

May 23rd, 2017 marked the first day of the 5-month battle of Marawi in the Philippines. It began when the Philippine army tried to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the head of a southern militia who swore allegiance to the Islamic State. During those five months of bloodshed, more than 360,000 people fled their homes. Even if the city was “liberated” in […]

Hawa Helps Malnourished Children - Action Against Hunger

Meet Hawa, a Health Worker Saving Lives in Mali

Hawa Coulibaly. Photo: Toby Madden for Action Against Hunger. Meet Hawa Meet Hawa Coulibaly, a 30-year-old community health worker trained by Action Against Hunger. She lives and works in the remote village of Kourougue in rural Mali. Along with being a health worker, Hawa is also a mother. From the home where she raises her three […]

Food Insecurity and Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

New guidelines to enhance food insecurity and malnutrition analysis including in areas with no humanitarian access

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, South Sudan.   Rome, Italy, 25 April 2019 – New global guidelines published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) today will further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises. After thorough consultations, food security and nutrition experts […]

Children and Malnutrition South Sudan

In an orderly Ethiopian camp, South Sudanese refugees face malnutrition, trauma

Nyayaul Gatkuoth Chol fled the violence in Mathiang, South Sudan, about 500 kilometres away, to a refugee camp in Ethiopia, where she now lives with four grandchildren and an orphan she looks after. Photo: Naomi Garneau for Action Against Hunger.   Our executive director Danny Glenwright penned this piece following a visit to Nguenyyiel refugee […]

Facts about Malnutrition

Did you know? 10 facts about malnutrition

Simplistically, malnutrition is defined as “bad nourishment.” It includes under-nourishment and over-nourishment. So are we putting poor rural families suffering food insecurities and North Americans who consider hamburgers and soda an important part of their diet in the same basket? In a sense, yes. Because there is so much more to malnutrition that we need […]

Widespread malnutrition Action Against Hunger

Bringing health closer to home: How community health workers in Kenya are stopping preventable deaths, one home visit at a time

Photo: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, Kenya   We know how to stop most of the top causes of death for young children around the world – malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia are all preventable and treatable through medicines, vaccines, and other scientifically-proven tools. Widespread malnutrition makes children even more vulnerable to these diseases, but organizations […]