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The Democratic Republic of Congo is emerging from a crucial period of political transition. The DRC is also emerging from a decade-long conflict which (directly and indirectly) killed more than four million Congolese and has caused the country’s complete ruin. The country has been ravaged and needs to be completely rebuilt.

Afghanistan, 5 Years Later: Between Insecurity and Drought

As a serious drought tightens its grip on the country, Afghanistan and the international community are “celebrating” the fifth anniversary of the fall of the Talibans. Much like the situation five years ago, Afghans are surviving rather than living and exasperation and fatalism are high.

International Statement: Call for Access to Populations Trapped by War And Respect of Humanitarian Aid Workers in Sri Lanka

17 employees of humanitarian non governmental organization (NGO) Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim (ACF) were deliberately massacred in Muttur (East Sri Lanka) on 4th of August, 2006. This act represents an escalation of violence targeting humanitarian actors, and as such is unprecedented in Sri Lanka. We are appalled by this war crime.

ACF Notes Initial Report on Sri Lankan Massacre, Awaits Official Investigation

International cease-fire monitors, the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM), made a declaration earlier today about the slaughter of the 17 Action Against Hunger (ACF) staff in Muthur, northeast Sri Lanka, in early August.

Crisis In Lebanon: An Eyewitness Account of War

The bombs are falling less than a kilometer away. The Action Against Hunger (ACF) office in Beirut is in the Shiyeh neighborhood, a frequent target of Israeli attacks. On Sunday, August 13, at noon, a powerful blast shook the windows of the Aoun supermarket where Arantxa, the director, Seigmond, the logistician, and I were shopping for emergency. In war, uncertainty becomes an emergency, so we needed to be prepared. Five hundred meters from the supermarket entrance, we saw a column of thick, black smoke that cleared in the sun within a few minutes.

South Lebanon: 200,000 People Left Without Shelter

People are living in schools and warehouses in the absence of basic hygiene and sanitation conditions. Action Against Hunger continues to distribute drinking water and hygiene kits to 50,000 people in Sidon and will soon launch an emergency programme in the south of the country.

Moment of Silence Ceremony for 17 Executed Workers

Over the weekend all 17 of Action Against Hunger's (ACF) employees in Muttur, Sri Lanka were found dead lying face down at the organization's base. Action Against Hunger and international human rights group have called for an independent investigation into the deaths of the staff.

Action Against Hunger International Network Demands Full Inquiry Into Muttur "War Crime"

Following the terrible massacre of 17 Action Against Hunger employees in Muttur (Trincomalee district),Action Against Hunger - France organized a press conference in Paris, with Jean-Christophe Rufin (Honorary President), Benoit Miribel (Action Against Hunger - France Executive Director) and Thomas Gonnet, Head of Operations in the Paris office on Wednesday the 9th of August.

Every Member of the Action Against Hunger Team in Muttur was Killed

All seventeen of Action Against Hunger's employees in Muttur were found dead lying face down at the organization's base in Muttur. An Action Against Hunger team arrived at the scene and has officially confirmed the scale of the massacre. Amid ongoing fighting, the team recovered the bodies of the 17 national employees and brought them back to Trincomalee.

Fifteen Humanitarian Workers Killed in Sri Lanka

On Sunday, August 6, 2006, Action Against Hunger's offices in Paris confirmed the deaths of 15 of the organization's aid workers in the Sri Lankan town of Muttur. Benôit Miribel, Director-General of the organization described the disaster as the worst in Action Against Hunger's 27 years of existence.

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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