Impact Report 2016
Published by Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger are extremely grateful to Research For Good for their generous support. In 2016, Research For Good and their partners generously donated $119,842 to Action Against Hunger. This gift has allowed us to continue leading our global fight against hunger, respond to emergencies across the globe, and save the lives of vulnerable and struggling children and their families. On behalf of Action Against Hunger’s dedicated staff around the world and the communities we serve, thank you for your continued generosity and support!
For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.
Action Against Hunger-USA is part of a network of 7 Headquarters (Canada, USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy) that oversee field programs in 46 countries and counting. Our dedicated humanitarian professionals on the ground are highly trained. Action Against Hunger saves the lives of severely malnourished children while helping vulnerable communities become self-sufficient.
Research For Good is an online sample company with a mission to provide reliable, high-quality respondents for market research while at the same time ending childhood deaths from hunger and malnutrition globally. They have turned the act of answering survey questions into an act of micro-volunteering. Since 2014, Research For Good has focused their philanthropic efforts on helping to end childhood deaths from malnutrition. For every completed survey, Research For Good makes a donation through their partnership to Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving efforts in more than 46 countries. In 2016, Research For Good generously donated an incredible $119,842 which benefitted 2,663 children in Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving programs!
A Mother in South Sudan
In 2013, war broke out in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan. Violence has uprooted 2.3 million people from their homes. In 2016, families in parts of the country not directly affected by war were facing an unprecedented food crisis – caused by the war. Mothers like Aguwol Akec are fighting a losing battle to feed her family.
“The crisis keeps getting worse and worse. We were already extremely poor, but now the war has left us with nothing. Most of the crops we planted last year failed. The food from our harvest is gone. That is why my baby daughter is sick from malnutrition. I brought her to an Action Against Hunger treatment program, and she is slowly getting better. But still, I desperately need food for my whole family. Every day is harder and harder – and I’m afraid for my family.”
A Father in Central African Republic
In Central African Republic, devastating conflict has made it extremely difficult for parents to find enough food to feed their families every day. Dieudonne had done everything he could on his own to take care of his child, Victoria. Victoria had been suffering from life-threatening undernutrition, and was admitted to Action Against Hunger’s inpatient program for urgent medical treatment from where her road to recovery began. The inpatient nutrition unit managed by Action Against Hunger is packed with children suffering from the most severe and deadly form of undernutrition: here children are too sick to play, and too weak to cry. But these inpatient treatment units save children’s lives, and in that way, they can be places of hope.
In 2016, 80 percent of the undernourished children referred to Action Against Hunger’s inpatient therapeutic treatment centers in our program areas in Central African Republic recovered and returned home, healthy like Victoria.
Families in North East Nigeria
“Boko Haram burned our village down. We are left with only the clothes we were wearing. All our sources of earning income have been taken away. We want to work again and go back home. We are not beggars.”
Since 2009, Boko Haram has been terrorizing communities and destroying crops, villages, and health facilities. The families in this photo escaped violence at the hands of the militant group Boko Haram in their home villages in northeast Nigeria’s Borno State. They are now living in an abandoned school in Monguno town, where Action Against Hunger launched a new emergency program. Action Against Hunger is providing families displaced by the conflict in Borno State with life saving food, water, shelter, and healthcare.
About Action Against Hunger USA
Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger. We save the lives of malnourished children. We ensure families can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. We enable entire communities to be free from hunger. For more information, visit www.actionagainsthunger.org.
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