World Food Day 2016

Today is World Food Day, we’ve got a guest blog from Catherine Davies, at Action Against Hunger, describing more about Action Against Hunger’s vital and life-saving work with malnourished children across the developing world.

Friday 16th October is World Food Day, a day when people around the world unite to affirm their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Action Against Hunger, unearthed®s nominated charity partner, runs programmes around the world to help put an end to world hunger. From providing emergency therapeutic treatment to severely malnourished children to teaching communities to farm and thrive, they are seeking long term sustainable solutions to help the world’s hungry.

unearthed®  are currently supporting a project in India, just one of many we run across the world.  But as well as our supporters, our work wouldn’t be possible without the dedicated and professional individuals who work for us. They are committed with unyielding commitment and a profound and genuine sense of compassion.

Action Against Hunger worker Jedidah in Kenya - World Food Day blog

Action Against Hunger worker Jedidah at work in West Pokot, Kenya

We meet Jedidah Ngui, one of four Nutrition Officer in West Pokot, Kenya, who has worked with Action Against Hunger for five years . Her programme supports 20 outreach sites treating 70,000 people.  In her role, Jedidah trains local health workers and community volunteers to continue with the implementation of programmes once an Action Against Hunger programme finishes, ensuring longer term sustainability. Jedidah studied nutrition to help the community.

A day in the life of Jedidah, an Action Against Hunger field worker

On Sunday, while most people would be at home relaxing with their families, Jedidah travels from Action Against Hunger’s regional base, driving more than six hours to visit two facilities. First she stops at the District Record Office,  to make sure that they have enough reporting tools in stock and then heads off to the Ministry of Health to assess ongoing activities.

Without stopping for a break, Jedidah proceeds to an Action Against Hunger supplemental feeding facility to talk to pregnant and breastfeeding women about how to ensure that their children receive a healthy diet.

ACF: Kenya – Meet nutrition officer Jedidah Ngui from Circle Media on Vimeo.

If you’d like to read more about the work which Action Against Hunger do, see how you can donate to them or get involved in their fantastic fund-raising foodie events, click here.


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