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As crisis remains in Central African Republic rates of child malnutrition are rising alarmingly
Three of Selma’s children are severely hearing impaired, and their hearing aids have broken since they’ve moved from Syria. Her greatest wish is to get the devices fixed, but they simply don’t have the money.
"Here, it’s not easy to work,” her husband Ahmed explained. “Syrians often earn less than Jordanians for the same jobs. Same goes for rent. The last tenant, a Jordanian, paid 80 Jordanian dinar for the house. We paid 150.”
Ethnically and religiously diverse Myanmar (also known as Burma) is perhaps best known for the military junta that has ruled this Southeast Asian country since 1962. While there were recent signs of a possible political transition, Myanmar remains one of the poorest countries in Asia.
Improving nutrition programmes and ensuring that all malnourished children around the world can get the crucial treatment they need to regain their health are key priorities for Action Against Hunger and our partners worldwide. Our latest report - The State of Global Severe Acute Malnutrition Management Coverage – looks at the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the fight against child undernutrition. Saul Guerrero explains.
Mahmoud’s hair was unkempt, his face covered in stubble, and his clothes wrinkled when we met him—he wore his life as a Syrian refugee quite literally on his sleeve. He wanted us to meet his family, in fact he insisted. He disappeared briefly, but came back to give us his phone number, address, and detailed directions.
Since the 2012 hunger crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, conditions have improved but an estimated 11.3 million people remain threatened by hunger and 1.5 million are at risk of acute malnutrition.
More than 2 million people have fled Syria, often with little more than the clothes on their back. Our teams are continuing to provide life-saving work in Syria and assisting Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries.
Action Against Hunger | ACF International applauds the latest series on maternal and child nutrition published by leading medical journal The Lancet today. Five years after the initial series launched in 2008, the medical journal’s leading nutrition experts revealed startling evidence reconfirming that severe acute malnutrition remains a critical global health crisis. According to The Lancet, global malnutrition now accounts for 45% all child deaths worldwide: a staggering 3.1 million young...
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