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A Spirit of Sharing, Alive and Well in D.R. Congo

A brief note from a place called Popokapaka, a town only 120 miles east of Kinshasa but a 12 hour drive away. The road to this town of some 16,000 people alternates between wavy ruts of deep sand or red clay, frequent water obstacles and twists and turns through impossibly small passages, some a mile long.

A Crucial Moment for D.R. Congo

Ceris Bailes was an ACF Desk Officer for the D.R. Congo.

Strengthening the Local Work Force

Last month Action Against Hunger | ACF International began training its national and international staff based in East and Central Africa at a brand-new center in Nairobi, Kenya. Maxine Clayton, the driving force behind the initiative, sat down with us to discuss the center and its impact on ACF’s ability to prevent and treat malnutrition in the region.

Combating Malnutrition in Rural Communities

Esther Wamono, a Nutrition Surveillance Officer, joined Action Against Hunger in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda in November. Determined to make a difference in her native country, Esther moved from the capital of Kampala, where she earned a master’s degree in applied human nutrition, to one of the poorest and driest parts of the land-locked African nation to tackle high levels of malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger to Honor Humanitarians

New York, NY—In recognition of their extraordinary efforts on behalf of distressed communities around the world, Procter & Gamble and Wall Street Journal reporters Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman will receive the annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award on November 18th. For the first time, Action Against Hunger | ACF International will honor a corporation for its philanthropic commitments in addition to awarding the prize to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the humanitarian field.

On the Front Lines of Malnutrition

Samuel Mbuto, a trained Clinical Officer and graduate of Mbale Medical School in Uganda, joined Action Against Hunger last year to run our new Stabilization Center. Located in the Kaabong Referral Hospital in Karamoja—an isolated region in northeastern Uganda—the facility treats children with severe acute malnutrition and other medical conditions that often accompany near-starvation.

Four Action Against Hunger Staff Kidnapped in Somalia

This morning in Dhusa Mareb, Somalia, four expatriates working for the humanitarian aid agency Action Against Hunger | ACF International were ambushed by gunmen while en route to the airport.

Muttur: Commemorating Two Years Since The Tragedy

Two years ago on 4th August 2006, 17 Action Against Hunger humanitarian aid workers were executed on their base in Muttur in Sri Lanka. They were killed in the offices of a humanitarian organization, a place which had, until then, been considered as a safe house. 17 of our colleagues, 17 friends, brothers and sisters. 13 men and 4 women. A father and his daughter, a mother and five fathers. 11 of them had not yet reached the age of 30. 17 human beings who lost their lives because they wanted to help others.

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.

Afghan Kidnapping: ACF Staff Abducted at Gunpoint

Two humanitarian aid workers for Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA were abducted Friday, July 18th at 1AM (local time). The kidnapping took place in the compound where the ACF team was sleeping. According to ACF knowledge, the two expatriates are alive.

The two kidnapped staff members, both French nationals, are part of a team of 250+ local and expatriate aid workers providing relief to Afghan communities at risk of acute malnutrition. They were kidnapped from the base in Nili (the capital of Daikondi Province), which is located in central Afghanistan, about 310 km from Kabul.

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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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