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13 Aug 2015 description

The poor nutritional status of children and women has been a serious problem in Ethiopia for many years. Acute and chronic malnutrition are most prevalent, with half of Ethiopian children chronically malnourished and one in ten wasted. East Hararghe (EH) is within the Ethiopian Region of Oromiya. The objective of this study was to provide a greater level of understanding of the possible causes of acute malnutrition of children 6 - 59 months in 3 livelihood zones in two districts / woredas (Fedis and Kersa) of East Harerghe Zone.

13 Aug 2015 description

ACF conducted a Link-NCA in the maize livelihood belt of Aleto Chucko and Aleta Wondo Districts. Data collection took place in four villages during March and April 2014 at the beginning of the hunger gap. The prevalence of GAM was estimated at 5.6%. The major causal pathways of undernutrition were multi-sectoral and related to child health status, poor health service access and utilization, the WASH environment, economic factors, care practices. The low status of women was found to be a significant underlying factor.

24 Aug 2012 description

Thousands of families remain in urgent need of help

August 2012 - One year since the peak of the food crisis in the Horn of Africa, the humanitarian situation may have improved slightly but thousands of families still remain in desperate need of assistance.

Action Against Hunger teams are still working tirelessly across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti. Thanks to the support for our East Africa Emergency Appeal, our teams have saved thousands of children’s lives and have assisted hundreds of thousands of families over the last twelve months.

16 Aug 2012 description

Whether constructing wells, curing malnourished children, or preventing water-borne diseases, ACF has made significant progress across the Horn of Africa this past year.

14 Aug 2012 description

By Saul Guerrero

Evaluation, Learning & Accountability Advisor

ACF’s culture of evaluations helps improve its global impact by identifying common strengths, weaknesses and best practices.

Action Against Hunger has a long harnessed internal and external reviews to determine how our programs stand up against measures of impact, sustainability, relevance, coherence, coverage, effectiveness and efficiency.

30 Jan 2012 description

Corne de l’Afrique : 13 millions de personnes souffrent encore de la faim

Répondre à l’urgence tout en renforçant l’autonomie des populations

30 Nov 2011 description

As international leaders descended on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa to determine environmental restrictions on some of the world’s worst pollutants, Action Against Hunger has urged the UN’s 2011 Climate Change Conference to act swiftly to institute programs to stave off the catastrophic effects that climate shocks are already having on developing countries.

04 Oct 2011 description
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In 2011, nearly 550 000 people have been supported by ACF teams across the Horn of Africa.

SOMALIA

Number of Nutrition beneficiaries in 2011: 14,188 people
Number of Health beneficiaries in 2011: 22,158 people
Number of WASH beneficiaries in 2011: more than 227,000 people
Number of Food security beneficiaries in 2011: 12 500 people
Total number of beneficiaries from January to August 2011 in Somalia: up to 275 000 people

KENYA

16 Sep 2011 description

In an effort to enhance its emergency response across the Horn of Africa, which is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in decades, Action Against Hunger continues to ship water and sanitation equipment and critical food supplies to the region to reinforce its ongoing efforts.

Djibouti: 7.5 Tons of Water and Sanitation Equipment

12 Sep 2011 description

Executive summary

Despite the extraordinary advances of the 21 st century, the devastating impacts of poverty and preventable diseases continue to prevail. While major development efforts are ongoing in countries around the world, the vast majority of those programmes continue to be implemented through segmented divisions and budgets as dictated by institutional structures – such as health, education, nutrition or water and sanitation.

11 Sep 2011 description

From March 2011 until August, nearly 500 000 people have been supported by ACF teams over the Horn of Africa.

SOMALIA

Number of Nutrition beneficiaries from March to July 2011: 9 497 people

Number of Health beneficiaries from March to July 2011: 19 627 people

Number of WASH beneficiaries from March to July: more than 223 000 people

Number of Food security beneficiaries from March to now: 12 500 people

Total number of beneficiaries from March to July in Somalia: 265 000 people

KENYA

05 Sep 2011 description

Across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti, we’re helping thousands of children in the hardest-hit regions—from the 3,000 malnourished children we’re treating in Somalia, to our efforts in Garbatulla, Kenya, where one in five children is now malnourished. We’re racing to reduce the impact of water shortages by constructing wells, drilling boreholes, and installing storage devices to capture future rainfall, in addition to promoting hygiene to prevent the spread of diarrhea, cholera, and other water-borne diseases.

02 Sep 2011 description

Our teams are scaling up our emergency nutrition programs as the numbers of acutely malnourished children admitted for treatment have more than doubled over the last few months.

02 Sep 2011 description

Across Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Djibouti, we’re helping thousands of children in the hardest-hit regions—from the 3,000 malnourished children we’re treating in Somalia, to our efforts in Garbatulla, Kenya, where one in five children is now malnourished. We’re racing to reduce the impact of water shortages by constructing wells, drilling boreholes, and installing storage devices to capture future rainfall, in addition to promoting hygiene to prevent the spread of diarrhea, cholera, and other water-borne diseases.

01 Sep 2011 description

Updates on Action Against Hunger's emergency response activities across the Horn of Africa

Given the immense scale of the humanitarian disaster affecting the Greater Horn of Africa—some 12 million people across four countries—we fear this devastating food crisis will continue well into next year. Even as we struggle to reach everyone in need of help, it’s clear that hundreds of thousands of families will remain in urgent need of food and assistance in the coming months, even if the rains arrive later this year.

07 Jul 2011 description

Regional humanitarian crisis wracks East Africa, threatening millions in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

29 Jun 2011 description

G20 countries attending a key development meeting in South Africa today (Wed) must call for the urgent release of promised funds to stop more people from going hungry as food prices skyrocket once again, says the UK Hunger Alliance.

The coalition of international aid agencies says that money should be made available to countries most vulnerable to food insecurity in a new report entitled: Tackling the High Food Price Challenge.