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This Week's Cause: Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger/ ACF International (ACF) is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. ACF works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.


Malnutrition claims the lives of 1 million children each year. ACF battles malnutrition with over 6500 field staff directly assisting more than 7 million people in more than 45 countries. ACF programs focus on nutrition, food security, water, sanitation, and hygiene.


ACF has earned a four-star rating nine years in a row from Charity Navigator; they are listed as an A-rated organization by Charity Watch. Of every dollar donated, $0.93 is spent on program activities.


Contributions can be made in the office of the Vice President for Student Services (110).

Programs:

Nutrition

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.


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Every day 1,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. We can’t fight malnutrition without tackling the diseases that contribute to it. As part of our integrated approach to hunger, we’re getting safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services to communities in need all over the world.


Food Security and Livelihoods

Encompassing a wide array of activities customized to meet a community’s specific needs, our programs are designed to bolster agricultural production, jumpstart local market activity, support micro-enterprise initiatives, and otherwise enhance a vulnerable community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income.


Emergency Response

From cholera epidemics sweeping through refugee camps, to catastrophic natural disasters, to spikes in malnutrition rates brought on by drought, Action Against Hunger responds to humanitarian emergencies all over the world, delivering immediate life-saving services to populations in distress.

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