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Action Against Hunger’s methods for identifying and rescuing populations afflicted with acute malnutrition are internationally renowned, having pioneered revolutionary nutrition products and field tested treatment protocols that have become industry standards.

From rural mountain villages to the confines of refugee camps to ethnically divided cities, Action Against Hunger treats and prevents malnutrition in over 40 countries around the world. Our programs are launched most often during times of crisis and focus on the most vulnerable, including young children and women who are pregnant or nursing.

How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?

As the world’s population continues to grow, achieving global food security—producing enough nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably—is one of the greatest challenges we face today. By 2050, it is projected that there will be 9.2 billion people on the planet, and recent estimates suggest that food production will have to increase by 70% if we are to feed everyone. So the question remains: How do we feed our growing population? 

ACF-USA Technical Postition Paper: US Government Food Assistance Reform Proposal

This positioning paper declares ACF-USA's stance on food assistance reform. ACF-USA supports the Obama Administration food aid reform proposal, which would end the inefficient use of monetization programming, increase flexibility to use cash and voucher programming for food assitnace and increase the US Government's ability to use local and regional rather than US-procured commodities in situations where commodity food aid is necessary. 

After Coup, Economic Collapse: Instability Remains in Central African Republic

Bernadette, a grandmother in the capital city of Bangui, Central African Republic, cares for her granddaughter, who is being treated for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger supported health center. Bernadette is staying with her granddaughter through treatment while her daughter, the little girl’s mother, keeps working—they cannot afford to lose what little income she brings in for the family.

Progress is Palpable in the Fight Against Malnutrition

Last month, in collaboration with UNICEF, Action Against Hunger organized an exciting panel discussion Reinforcing Momentum to End Acute Malnutrition. Part of a global series of events during the UN General Assembly period that raised the profile of nutrition with global leaders, this panel explored how to effectively and sustainably tackle acute malnutrition.

The State of Global SAM Management Coverage - 2012

"The State of Global SAM Management Coverage 2012” , an annex to the Global Global SAM Management Update, Update, was produced jointly by UNICEF, ACF-UK and the Coverage Monitoring Network. The annex was designed to encourage further debate, discussion and research by reviewing the availability, accessibility and coverage of SAM management worldwide and providing a brief summary of opportunities and challenges ahead.

A Mother’s Journey to Feed her Son

Editor’s Note: This piece is the third in a series leading up to World Food Day on October 16th. We're proud to be highlighting some of our nutrition success stories from West Pokot, Kenya, and wish to extend our gratitude to partners UNICEF and ECHO (The European Community Humanitarian Office) for supporting these programs.

A Father's Fight to Feed His Children

Editor's Note: This piece is the second in a series leading up to World Food Day on October 16th. We're proud to be highlighting some of our nutrition success stories from West Pokot, Kenya, and wish to extend our gratitude to partners UNICEF and ECHO (The European Community Humanitarian Office) for supporting these programs.

Thick smoke surrounds Joseph Ngolemwai as he digs his spade into the ground. With a deep grunt he heaves it back out and throws a pile of mud onto a mound of smoking firewood.

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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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