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Acute malnutrition treatment - Global Organizations

Make the Global Action Plan on Wasting about ACTION

Humanitarian Leaders call for a Transformation in Acute Malnutrition Treatment Acute malnutrition is a major global public health threat. At least 50 million children under five suffer from acute malnutrition (an extreme loss of weight that impairs health), and nearly 50% of under five deaths are driven by malnutrition. Acute malnutrition has been – and […]

World Food Day 2019 - Facts About Malnutrition

Did you know? 10 facts about malnutrition: World Food Day 2019

October 16th marks World Food Day. Action Against Hunger is determined to achieve zero hunger. Even as we celebrate the tremendous efforts of our supporters, partners, and communities around the world, we urge action and a renewed commitment from global leaders. Undernutrition is the single greatest threat to a child’s survival. An estimated 155 million […]

Drought Threatens Communities Where Cows Are Currency

Each day, Garbicha and his oldest son walk with their cows for hours to find food and water. Photo by Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. As Ethiopia suffers its second severe drought in the last three years, 3.5 million of the country’s children suffer from life-threatening malnutrition. Action Against Hunger is working with herding […]

Ousmane’s triumph against malnutrition

Photo: Ousmane, one-and-a-half year old boy treated by our staff in Mauritania. Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger. Our communications officer, Lys Arango, was recently in Mauritania, where she met Aminata and her son, Ousmane. Here, Lys shares her story: “Tell me Aminata,” asks the psychosocial worker, “how many days ago did Ousmane start to have […]

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 […]

The Ripple Effects of Improved Access to Water and Sanitation

In rural southwestern Somalia, new latrines and wells are helping to reduce malnutrition, water-borne diseases, and gender-based violence. In southwestern Somalia, access to clean water and latrines is a rare luxury. Prolonged conflict and drought have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in search of safety, and too many find themselves in areas […]