Determined to make a difference in her native Uganda, Esther Wamono left home for Karamoja, one of the poorest and driest regions of this land-locked African nation, to tackle high levels of malnutrition in vulnerable communities.
Action Against Hunger intervenes after surveys in an eastern region reveal high malnutrition rates and poor harvests
Nora Ramirez is laughing freely. Her laughter and smile brighten the dark hut. Nora and her family belong to the Ch'orti’ Maya, a highland Indian people. Nora’s Christmas will be very different to the Christmas we are used to in Europe. Instead of turkey, cranberry sauce, Christmas pudding and roast vegetables, Nora and her family will share twelve tortillas with a bit of salt, watery coffee and beans.
A family of cattle herders in Mali shares their story
The impact of climate change on the world’s 1 billion people who now go hungry must not be ignored at the Copenhagen climate summit, says humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger | ACF International.
Action Against Hunger found some of the highest rates of acute malnutrition the organisation has ever seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo during its latest nutrition survey in Djuma, a health zone in the southern province of Bandundu. The global humanitarian group is treating thousands of children facing malnutrition in that area, as well as other provinces across the country’s south, where life-threatening malnutrition is rampant among young children.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a nation in crisis. Rich in diamonds, gold, and nickel, the country has long depended on the extractive industry. But when the global economic recession caused the price of minerals to plummet, mining companies across Congo closed, and hundreds of thousands of workers were laid off. Already reeling from years of conflict, which continues to ravage parts of the country, many families have been forced to eke out a meager living on their land. And they are...
Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hardy charmed and exhilarated guests at the prestigious Dance Against Hunger Ball in York, which raised over £21,000 last Saturday. Guests at the sold-out event were treated to an exclusive dance masterclass by the international champion at the Royal York Hotel.
International diplomats assembled at this week’s World Food Summit in Rome failed yet again to take action on acute malnutrition, which kills up to five million children in developing countries every year. Despite initial pledges of $20 billion for food security made at the G8 Summit earlier this year, world leaders have not provided any specific funding to address childhood malnutrition.
Action Against Hunger has been working in Liberia since 1990 to deliver essential programmes in nutrition, water and sanitation and food security, but how does Action Against Hunger ensure the sustainability of its work and make sure that when it eventually leaves the country, that these life saving services continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable…?
By Kirsty Buchanan, Action Against Hunger's Partnerships Coordinator in Liberia