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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

Photo Story: Creating Healthier Futures for Children in India

Despite its status as an economic powerhouse, India has the largest number of malnourished children in the world— according to UNICEF, one in every three malnourished children lives in India. One of those children was Prahlad Ramesh, from Dhawati village in India’s Madya Pradesh state.

Prahlad and his mother in their fields.

Five Years After the Earthquake, Help and Hope for Mothers in Haiti

Editor’s note: Five years ago this week, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. In Port-au-Prince, Action Against Hunger partnered with the local aid agencies to empower single mothers who struggled to provide for their families in the aftermath of the disaster. Today, we’re sharing their incredible stories of resilience.

Haiti: Five Years After the Earthquake

After a massive earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince in 2010, plunging Haiti into a state of emergency, the desperate situation was compounded by a cholera epidemic, cyclones, and tropical storms. Five years after the catastrophe, through hard work and determination, the people if Haiti are slowly regaining their self-sufficiency. But there are thousands of people affected by the earthquake who are still struggling to rebuild their lives.

Thank You for a Great Year

2014 has kept Action Against Hunger's dedicated global team of humanitarians rather busy. There were major political crises in South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, and the Central African Republic that precipitated food shortages, lost livelihoods, and an inability to access clean water. And of course, we are working to stop the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history, that has taken the lives of more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined. 

Infographic: Marking One Year of Conflict in South Sudan

Editor's note: One year ago today, conflict erupted in South Sudan, leaving millions of people in the world's youngest nation in need of aid. This graphic shows key moments from this year of instability, including Action Against Hunger's response to the growing needs of the people of South Sudan

Assisting Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Earlier this month, Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines in many areas that are still vulnerable from the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan last year. Fortunately, Action Against Hunger and local authorities used lessons learned during the response to Typhoon Haiyan to save lives and reduce the damage.

Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Our Response in Pictures

It's been nine months since a catastrophic outbreak of Ebola officially took hold in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. It is the largest and longest Ebola outbreak in history, and has taken the lives of more people than all other Ebola outbreaks combined.

In Iraq, Winter Weather Leaves Millions in Need

Since January 2014, more than 2.1 million people have been displaced across Iraq—900,000 of whom have taken refuge in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), in the nation’s north. Many internally displaced people are living in precarious conditions that are exposed to the elements, such as open spaces, camps, unfinished buildings, and schools.

A Look at a Female Activist at Work in Northern Uganda

Editor’s note: Raising awareness about Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most important ways we empower women and aid communities in Northern Uganda. At Action Against Hunger we train select community members to become activists, to act as role models, and to support other women. Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a good occasion to share the challenging yet inspiring life of one such remarkable woman activist, Amito Margaret.

In Pakistan, a Young Hygiene Hero Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Eleven-year-old Benazir* shouted enthusiastically from the stage where she stood, “Choose handwashing, choose health!” More than 400 students from five different schools had come together to celebrate Global Handwashing Day in K.N. Shah Town in Dadu District, Sindh Province, Pakistan, and she wanted to show them that a simple act can have a big impact—by washing their hands with soap and clean water, they can help create a healthy and bright future.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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