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Check Out Action Against Hunger's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Eat up that turkey and stuffing, you're going to need the energy to get your holiday shopping underway! With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, your friends at Action Against Hunger are here to take the guesswork (and hopefully, the stress!) out of gift-getting for your friends and family.  
 

Ebola Crisis: A Family Tale of Tragedy and Perseverance

Since the Ebola outbreak struck West Africa, the health ministries of the three most affected countries—Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea—have strongly discouraged people from participating in funeral rituals, as they involve significant risks associated with the transmission of bodily fluids released from the deceased. Unfortunately, many are finding it difficult to let go of this part of the grieving process, and thus are not heeding the request.

South Sudan Journal: Building Latrines, Saving Lives

In September, Nick Radin, our Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) Advisor for South Sudan, travelled to the country to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and livelihoods of communities. On his trip, Nick kept a journal about his travels. This post is the last in our series of four, but you can start from the beginning of his journey here.

South Sudan Journal: Helping Families Start Anew

Nick Radin coordinates Action Against Hunger’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) programs in South Sudan, where conflict that erupted in December 2013 has displaced more than 1.7 million people and left 4 million people food insecure. In September, Nick returned to South Sudan to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and lives of communities.

South Sudan Journal: Traveling Through the World's Youngest Country

Nick Radin coordinates Action Against Hunger’s water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) programs in South Sudan, where conflict that erupted in December 2013 has displaced more than 1.7 million people and left 4 million people food insecure. In September, Nick returned to South Sudan to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and lives of communities.

Our Response to the World's Worst Food Crisis

Thirty five years ago today, the U.N. declared October 16 World Food Day to strengthen solidarity in the fight against hunger. In that spirit, we are highlighting the crisis in South Sudan, which the United Nations Security Council has declared the worst food crisis in the world.

Action Against Hunger has worked with vulnerable populations in what is now South Sudan for over twenty five years, responding to high malnutrition rates, a lack of clean water, and chronic food insecurity.

Reaching the Unreachable in South Sudan

How do you transport cars when the only available roads are flooded or filled with land mines?

Nathalie Rothschild, our logistics officer, and Guillaume Mathieu, our logistics coordinator in South Sudan, face questions like this every day.

South Sudan Journal: Cholera Prevention Saves Lives

Nick Radin is our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advisor (WaSH) for our programs in South Sudan, where conflict that erupted in December 2013 has displaced more than 1.7 million people and left 4 million people food insecure. In September, Nick returned to South Sudan to see the impact of our WaSH programs on the health and lives of communities. Nick met with South Sudanese parents and our local staff to learn about the needs on the ground and what we need to do to improve things.

A Rebirth for Korbesa Health Center

For the last couple of years, Lukas Kaburu, the nurse in charge at Korbesa Health Center in Isiolo County, Kenya, has been attending to the delivery of babies in manyattas (traditional huts) among the Borana community.

Challenges faced by the health center

Most pregnant mothers attend prenatal health sessions in the health center, but when delivering, they usually opt for a traditional home birth with attendants. Occasionally, a nurse is called in to help when complications arise during a home delivery.

Providing Help and Hope for Displaced Families in Northwest Pakistan

In Pakistan, over one million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are fleeing violence in North Waziristan to find refuge in neighboring provinces. Action Against Hunger is working to welcome displaced families and ensure they get the resources they need to start a new life.

Fasmar’s family starts over

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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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