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Food Shortage Alert For Central Afghanistan

For over 6 years drought has ravaged central Afghanistan, particularly the district of Hazaradjat (Dai Kundi). This year, a winter of littler snow and no rain further diminished the few remaining resources of the people of these extremely remote areas. Last June, Action Against Hunger sounded the alarm via the press about the food situation in this region.

Kidnapping of Aid Workers: All Humanitarian Assistance to Iraq Now at Risk

Action Against Hunger, Aide Medicale Internationale and Handicap International were shocked and outraged to learn of the abduction of four humanitarian workers yesterday in Baghdad. Italians Simona Torita and Simona Baro, who work for the NGO “A Bridge to Iraq,” were seized by gunmen at their offices in the Iraqi capital in broad daylight, along with an Iraqi female aid worker and an Iraqi male colleague. The relief groups are expressing their grave concern about the situation, and making an appeal that all efforts be made to secure their release as soon as possible.

After Month-Long Insurgency, Congolese Return to Calm but Barren Villages

Refugees from the eastern province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo returned to their homes this week only to find that government and rebel troops had stolen their belongings, pilfered or destroyed at least sixty percent of the harvested crops, and looted a number of hospitals and therapeutic feeding centers run by Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) , according to an evaluation conducted by the international humanitarian organization.

Nurse-Nutritionists Urgently Needed in Sudan

To address the growing needs of the Darfur population, Action Against Hunger is reinforcing its local programs. The organization urgently needs volunteer nurse-nutritionists (with at least 2 years in similar programs) to leave as soon as possible for the Darfur region:

Central Afghanistan Facing Food Shortages

Despite higher rainfall in 2003 that followed five years of severe drought, the population in the central provinces of Afghanistan is once again threatened by food shortages.

Threat of Potential Hunger Gap in Angola

In Angola today, around one million citizens may be at risk of lacking sufficient food resources for a period of some months. Despite the acute risk neither the Government of Angola nor the international community has responded in the least, thereby increasing the risk.

ACF Experts Says It's Essential to Distribute Fresh Food to Earthquake Victims in Pakistan

A team of Action Against Hunger experts in food security in the Bam region of Pakistan have determined that, although further food rations for the earthquake victims are not currently necessary, it is important to distribute food that gives the surviving population a balanced diet and to ensure that relief food reaches everyone.

ACF Denounces Human Rights Violations in D.R. Congo

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reports an increase in human rights violations associated with the return of FAC troops to the Territory of Malemba Nkulu on September 5th 2003.

Rates of Malnutrition Soar in Liberia as Action Against Hunger Expands Programs

Despite the halt in fighting in the capital Monrovia, civilians remain trapped in a city of chaos. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating further each day in Monrovia while the continuous fighting in other regions of the country threatens to re-ignite on the outskirts of the capital at any moment.

Obstacles to Action in Congo: Lack of Access Hinders Humanitarian Interventions

While international media attention is focused on the war in Iraq, forgotten humanitarian crises continue in areas of nominal peace, like Shabunda, DRC, where international humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continues to encounter problems of access to the population in need.

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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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