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Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organisation that saves the lives of malnourished children while bringing sustainable solutions to hunger and safe water to people faced with life-threatening conditions. Our life-saving programs assist some five million people in over 40 countries each year.

Somalis Caught in a Stranglehold

The world has turned its attention recently to fighting among "Islamist tribunals" and "warlords" in Somalia, but for 15 years the population's access to basic resources and critical humanitarian aid has been tenuous. The country's unpredictable climate, a general lack of security, and the absence of essential services in this country, which has not had a government since 1991, are aggravating the Somalis' precarious situation.

Airplane with More Than 20 Tons of Aid Reaches Niger

On Sunday, August 28, the international relief organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) sent an airplane from Barcelona to Niamey, capital of Niger, carrying more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid to deal with Niger's food crisis.

More than three years after the crisis: Almost Half of Argentina's Population Still Lives in Poverty

The current situation in Argentina, in terms of its population quality of life, continues to be very difficult. 44.3% of Argentinians live in poverty (all those families and individuals with revenues lower than 50% of the net average income) and approximately 17% is considered indigent. Three years after the unprecedented economic, political and institutional crisis lived by Argentina there is still a long ways to go.

Sudan/Darfur: Action Against Hunger Responds to Major Humanitarian Crisis

Faced with the prospect of the crisis dragging on in Darfur, Sudan, Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF), a leading nutritional aid organization, is continuing its relief efforts. Our priorities are currently two-fold:

Urgent Situation in Darfur: ACF Mobilizes in Nyala

One week from the end of the 30-day deadline imposed by the United Nations Security Council, and with African-Union sponsored peace talks underway between rebels and the government, the humanitarian situation for the Darfur population continues to be of great concern.

The rainy season has worsened the situation in terms of hygiene for already-destitute populations who have been displaced many times. In addition, the heavy rains have hampered the international aid effort.

Haiti Must Not Sink Into The Abyss, Again

Since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced to depart, two months ago, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been precarious at best. Action Against Hunger warns that it is absolutely essential to provide long-term humanitarian aid to the Haitian population.

Action Against Hunger warns of poor food security in Mongolia

Since the overnight transition from a command economy to a market economy at the end of the 1990s, Mongolia, an ex-Communist country, has seen its state infrastructure crumble, while unemployment in its urban centres has risen continuously.

Nutritional Crisis in D.R. Congo: Nutritional Situation Critical in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

While international media attention is focused on the after-effects of the war in Iraq, forgotten humanitarian crises continue in areas of nominal peace, like Lubumbashi, where the humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continues to face a steady and large surge in the malnourished population.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

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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