Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF), an international relief and development organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and families, provides sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. For nearly three decades, ACF has pursued its vision of a world without hunger by combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Emergency Unfolds as Flooding Devastates Northern Pakistan
With the most severe flooding on record in over 80 years, northern Pakistan is reeling from a natural disaster of significant scale and scope. As estimates of the dead and displaced rise steadily since the flooding began-and with more monsoon rains on the way-the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is rushing to assess where best to deploy its emergency water and sanitation programs to help stem the outbreak of disease and water-borne illnesses.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Hunger and Malnutrition Crisis Resurfaces in Niger
In response to massive food shortages and staggering acute malnutrition rates in Niger, global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International launched an emergency response to provide nutritional support to children, increase the income of vulnerable families, and bolster a national initiative to dampen the impact of the crisis. These interventions come on the heel of an announcement by the government of Niger that the rate of severe food insecurity in the country has tripled since last year.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
Haiti: Access to Water and Sanitation Urgently Needed
Less than 48 hours after a massive quake devastated parts of western Haiti, Action Against Hunger's teams already on the ground have fully mobilized to meet humanitarian needs. External emergency personnel from Action Against Hunger | ACF International have also arrived to reinforce relief efforts already taking place, assess needs, and set up programs to assist disaster victims.
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Monday, December 07, 2009
Nutrition Emergency Declared in Sierra Leone
Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to treat more than 600 young children who have been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition in the Moyamba district of southern Sierra Leone. A recent nutritional survey carried out by the global humanitarian organization reveals that 3.8 percent of children in the region suffer from the life-threatening condition.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009
World Food Summit Neglects Millions of Children
International diplomats assembled at this week's World Food Summit in Rome failed yet again to take action on acute malnutrition, which kills up to five million children in developing countries every year. Despite initial pledges of $20 billion for agricultural assistance made at the G8 Summit earlier this year, world leaders have not provided any specific funding to address childhood malnutrition.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009
ACF: World Leaders Must Address Acute Malnutrition
World leaders are failing to take sufficient action to combat childhood malnutrition, Action Against Hunger | ACF International warned today ahead of next week's World Food Summit in Rome. The global humanitarian group urges governments assembling there to commit to reducing the five million annual deaths of children from acute malnutrition.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
South Sudan Faces Widespread Crop Failure, Food Crisis
The threat of a massive food deficit in South Sudan is growing, Action Against Hunger | ACF International cautioned today. The international organization is concerned about the humanitarian impact of a number of troubling developments: high staple food prices and poor stocks from last year’s crop yields; an extended dry spell that delayed the planting season, a serious setback in a region plagued by seasonal flooding; and an alarming pre-harvest spike in acute malnutrition rates.
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Flooding in Burkina Faso Leaves Tens of Thousands Homeless
International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has mounted an emergency response after the heaviest rainfall in almost a century destroyed major parts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The flooding has affected more than 150,000 people, a third of whom have sought refuge in dozens of temporary shelters throughout the city.
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Monday, August 31, 2009
Severe Drought Causes Acute Malnutrition Spike in Eastern Mali
International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has issued an appeal for urgent action to counter the alarming rates of acute malnutrition in Gao, an eastern region of Mali. Surveys carried out in the area reveal that 16% of children under five—more than 1,600 in total—have moderate or severe acute malnutrition, a proportion that exceeds the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold of 15%.
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Nutritional Crisis Now Acute: Malnutrition Spikes in Northern Kenya
International humanitarian organizations Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) , Islamic Relief (IR) , and Save the Children (SC-UK) have issued a joint appeal for urgent action to contain and reverse the alarming rates of acute malnutrition uncovered in Kenya's northeastern province.
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