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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 […]

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 […]

Severe Acute Malnutrition Action Against Hunger

Severe Malnutrition Rates Shoot Up Across Kenya, Leaving More Than 70,000 Children At Risk Of Death

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger, West Pokot, Kenya   Editor’s note: This joint press release was originally published and distributed by Save the Children International on August 21, 2017. Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available. The […]

Risk of Famine Action Against Hunger

Urgent UN warning: 20 million people threatened with Famine

Photo: Guy Calaf for Action Against Hunger The UN has issued a warning that 20 million people are threatened by famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. Without help, they are at imminent risk of dying. For the first time anywhere in the world since 2011, famine was officially declared in parts of South […]