Breaking News: Abducted Action Against Hunger Staff Released in Afghanistan
The international relief and development organization Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA was relieved to learn this morning of the liberation of its two staff members who were kidnapped on July 17th in Afghanistan. Our colleagues are apparently healthy.
Preparations are underway to expedite their return home to France.
Action against Hunger would like to thank the Afghan and French authorities for their involvement and support.
Action Against Hunger in Afghanistan
Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) was founded in 1979 in response to the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. In 1995, ACF launched its first relief operations within the country, starting in Kabul and Pansheer; it has continued to be one of the leading humanitarian aid organizations in Afghanistan to the present day.
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925 million people suffer from hunger and malnutrition around the world.
Malnutrition affects 32.5% of children in developing countries.
1 out of every 6 infants are born with low birth weight due to undernutrition among pregnant women in developing countries.
1 out of every 3 people in developing countries are affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Hunger is number one on the list of the world's top 10 health risks. It kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.