Claire Blackburn
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Claire Blackburn is the UK-based Communications Officer for international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger which assists over 7 million people around the world every year, providing communities with sustainable access to food and water and life-saving treatment for malnourished children. Claire reports on Action Against Hunger’s impact and current events around the world, works with journalists and manages the NGO’s social media channels. She trained in journalism at the University of Sheffield before moving into the charity sector. She was a finalist in the Guardian’s International Development Journalism Competition in 2012.

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Food and Music Join Together to Move the World

(2) Comments | Posted 19 September 2013 | (00:00)


Food and music have a lot in common. They both provoke emotions. They both inspire. They can both move people to act. And when combined together, food and music become all the more powerful, and could even have the potential to 'move...

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Access for All

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2013 | (10:19)

Ensuring every malnourished child gets the treatment they need

Nancy's long walk to the centre. Picture copyright ACF Kenya, courtesy of Samuel Hauenstein Swan

The treatment of malnutrition has revolutionised over the last few years, with the development of Ready to-Use Therapeutic Foods...

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Funding for Nutrition Should Be a Marathon, Not a Sprint

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (00:00)


A new report from Action Against Hunger shows that investments in proven nutrition interventions are falling far short of what is needed to address global hunger and raises serious concerns about the reactive and short-term nature of funding for nutrition programmes.

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Learning to Improve for the Future

(2) Comments | Posted 21 May 2013 | (00:00)

Learning and accountability is firmly on the NGO agenda nowadays and for Action Against Hunger, it is something we take very seriously. We dedicate a lot of energy into evaluating our programmes, learning from them and, fundamentally, holding ourselves to account for them.

We firmly believe that...

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Cleaning Wells to Save Lives

(0) Comments | Posted 27 March 2013 | (11:19)


White sandy beaches, clear waters and colourful surf shops are synonymous with Mangily, a tourist spot in south west Madagascar. However that all changed when Cyclone Haruna swept across the island three weeks ago, devastating tens of thousands of families lives in the process....

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A Mother's Journey to Save Her Son

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2013 | (12:09)

Fatoumata Zahara looks down at her son on the bed beside her. Two-year-old Salim is in a bad way and she is scared to touch him as it causes him pain. His body is swollen all over and his stretched skin has burst in painful bruise-coloured lesions.

Fatoumata travelled...

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