Sponsor US Students Fighting Global Hunger
You can help to sponsor Action Against Hunger's Race Against Hunger program where students learn about global malnutrition, its causes, its effects, and its solutions. Students in the program will be empowered with the tools to help eradicate this global pandemic by educating their peers and community about worldwide hunger and malnutrition, advocating for effective solutions to the problem, and raising funds through participation in a non-competitive "fun run" at the end of the program.
Every year, some 19 million children across the world suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and as many as five million of them die from hunger-related causes. Countless others will suffer permanent physical damage, including stunted growth and developmental delays. American children often understand global hunger and malnutrition only through television depictions of disaster victims, crying children surrounded by flies, and vast refugee camps. These heartrending images leave the impression that nothing can be done to predict or prevent widespread hunger. Nothing could be further from the truth. With the right intervention, millions of lives can be saved. Unfortunately, many organizations around the world are concentrating on food aid and other band-aid solutions, and there is little support for the treatments that work best.
About Action Against Hunger
Partner since January, 2010
The mission of Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war and natural disaster. From crisis to sustainability, ACF tackles the underlying causes of malnutrition and its effects. By integrating our programs with local and national systems, and through advocacy and research, ACF further ensures that short-term interventions become long-term solutions. The Race Against Hunger provides classes with educational resources to teach children about these treatments and help them understand how they can eliminate malnutrition as a threat to young children around the world. The program then gives them a chance to put his information to work, educating their peers and communities and raising support for lifesaving treatment.