Today some 1.1 billion people have insufficient access to clean drinking water. A startling 2.6 billion people lack proper sanitation. Water-borne illnesses account for some 80% of all communicable diseases, and play a major role in generating malnutrition... Join us on World Water Day and help make a difference in someone's life... http://www.actionagainsthunger.org
In the Heart of the Congo, at the end of a terrible war, a handful of aid workers help refugees who have lost everything. They mobilize villagers to dig wells for clean water, train health workers, and nurse children with acute malnutrition back to health. They are confronted with threats of violence from roving militias, systemic corruption, and a legacy of colonial dependency. And there are times when it is very clear that these workers exist apart from those they aim to help, benefiting from services and luxuries of the modern world that are beyond the reach of the rural Congolese. In spite of this the Congolese and European aid workers struggle to encourage the will, and build the skills, necessary for self-sufficient future. Heart of the Congo is a film about courage, hope, and perseverance. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org
Today, 854 million people around the world still suffer from hunger and more than one billion people lack access to drinking water. Action Against Hunger's food security programs include both emergency programs - such as emergency food distributions - as well as long-term programs. These programs aim at boosting agricultural and/or economic activity providing populations with sufficient access to food of a satisfactory quality and improving self-sufficiency. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org
Breaths of Life chronicles the field work of Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Featuring visually-striking and thought-provoking photography and narration by Action Against Hunger experts in the field, the video provides a compelling look at an organization whose mission is to keep people alive, and to provide knowledge and training to ensure a healthy future.
Recognized as a world leader in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without hunger for three decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With 6,000+ staff in 40 countries, our innovative programs reach some 5 million people each year, restoring dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to populations throughout the world.
In the Heart of the Congo, at the end of a war, a handful of aid workers help refugees who have lost everything. They mobilized communities to dig wells for clean water, train health workers, and nurse children with acute malnutrition back to health. Here you have an excerpt from the documentary/movie, Heart of the Congo, depicting the construction of a well and how it is so essential to the survival of a community. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org
Action Against Hunger was actively participating by organizing and implementing tsunami relief efforts in both Sri Lanka and Indonesia, delivering hundreds of metric tons of water-sanitation items, emergency food rations, oral re-hydration salts, and high-nutrition biscuits for beneficiaries. Latrines were dug, debris was cleared, wells were rehabilitated, and tents were provided for the displaced. This is a PSA piece that was created pro-bono for the organization. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org
Action with Music Indie artist, Clara Lofaro teams up with Action Against Hunger in their quest to eliminate world hunger and to pose the question, "What is a Perfekt World through your unique eyes and what can we do to get there?" It is time to believe in music's power and the power of the human spirit and use it to create change in the world we live in. Spread it like a healthy virus! 20% of net sales of each Perfekt World CD will be donated to Action Against Hunger. (c) 2008 ComeTrue Records/Directed by Louis Sparre (bayonproductions.com)
An Action Against Hunger staff member in Kenya giving a brief presentation on how something as simple as a Bio-Sand filter can transform dirty and unhealthy water into clear and healthy water. A Bio-Sand filter is made with only cement, rocks, and sand. Assembled , this is a very practical way of providing clean water to areas that have limited water access. For more information go to: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org Video by Geoffrey Glick
In 2007 Action Against Hunger teamed up with some celebrities such as Cat Cora, Jeremiah, Somi and many more in an effort to spread the message about hunger in the world. On April 12th, 2007 Action Against Hunger held a Restaurants Against Hunger Celebrity Kickoff Part in New York city to promote the Restaurants Against Hunger campaign. http://www.actionagainsthunger.org