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The Wolf at the Door in Iraq: Hunger

[...] Today, Iraq is devastated by war and hunger. They are desperate for help. Najat, an Iraqi mother, is one of millions forced from their homes and villages by the ISIS terrorists. She depends on the help of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to feed her children. … Only WFP has saved these war victims from starvation. Many of these are women and children. Partner agencies that distribute the food include Action Against Hunger, Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children, Mercy Corps, UNICEF and Barzani Charity Foundation.

Preventing Malnutrition, One Child at a Time

"Long before I joined Action Against Hunger and became fervently committed to ending childhood malnutrition, I had a "nutrition incident." What happened undoubtedly shaped my future approach to the work I do today..."


"Get into the holiday spirit and send some fabulous packages all tied up with strings... and filled with... sensational spirits! Enough with the foodie gifting thing... it's so over-rated. These fun, festive gifts filled with holiday cheer will have you shooting straight up to the top of the nice list -- plenty of time to be naughty...Simi is Sonoma Taster by out of the Box Collective is a limited-edition holiday partnership between Simi winery and Out of the box, an artisinal Food Purveyor, which celebrates local and sustainable growing.

Nelson Mandela: Reflections on a Life Well-Lived

"This week I join the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela, a man who served as the conscience of the world, a job he never sought. He made the transition from revolutionary to statesman seem natural with an amazing combination of strength and grace. Mandela changed the course of history for his nation and for the world, with deeds both large and small, too numerous to mention.

The Philippines Exhausts Its Alphabet of Natural Disasters

Perhaps it is only this running out of letters -- these A to Z typhoons -- that, to some extent, accounts for the attitude of Tacloban's citizens: always self-controlled, smiling, friendly, and polite, they keep on doing whatever they can to improve their situation. Many have lost every last thing they had, and many still have no idea what happened to their families. Numerous children are on their own, with no living relatives.

Finally, a Humanitarian Crisis That Corporations Can Completely Fix -- and Fast

"In my two decades working for social change, I've found that donors of all stripes -- from the socially conscious 20-something texting a $5 gift to the biggest corporate partner -- share one common frustration.

Keep the Momentum Building: With Pro-Nutrition Policies and Political Will, We Can End Deadly Malnutrition in a Generation

"During the pre-G8 Nutrition for Growth event, an additional USD $4.15 billion was pledged directly in support of nutrition through 2020. Action contre la Faim-France (ACF) salutes the positive gains made at the Nutrition for Growth Summit, bringing together stakeholders from a range of sectors and placing nutrition at the center of global efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger.

Searching for a Non Profit to Give Back to? Here's 50.

"Perhaps you've been searching for non profit organizations to give your time or profits to but you haven't found the time to search for the right one that aligns with your passions. Or maybe you're interested in starting fundraising online as a new social entrepreneur but you don't know where to start.

Child Malnutrition In Chad Worsened by Traditions

(Note: this story was written and distributed by The Associated Press. Many publications picked up the story, including The Huffington Post, which is linked here for its excellent addition of multimedia to the piece).

A Mother and Child's Health, a Cause All Women Can Support

"#GivingTuesday is the perfect occasion to redeem our digital selves. To go online and make a holiday gift in honor of a mom you love, and to use our collective voice on social media to unite around the importance of supporting maternal health initiatives around the world...In my work at Action Against Hunger, I recently encountered a woman who embodies the spirit of connection and care that mothers and daughters owe to one other -- she's my inspiration for supporting maternal health on #GivingTuesday..." 


About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

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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