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Action Against Hunger Suspends Programmes in Burundi

Three weeks after the attack against an Action Against Hunger (ACF) vehicle at the end of December, which killed French aid worker Agnes Dury and seriously injured another aid worker, ACF has decided to suspend its programmes in Burundi.

Burundi: Action Against Hunger Suspends Its Programs

Three weeks after the attack against an Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) vehicle at the end of December, killing French aid worker Agnes Dury and seriously injuring another aid worker, ACF has decided to suspend its programs in Burundi.

Burundi: In Honor of Agnès

On Monday, December 31st, 2007, a car belonging to the international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre La Faim (ACF) was targeted by gunmen on a street in Ruyigi, eastern Burundi. Two of the passengers were critically wounded: Agnès, a psychologist working in ACF’s Burundi programs since July 2007, and Aude, a Nurse/Nutritionist. They were transported to Ruyigi Hospital and then to a larger hospital in the city of Gitega.

Sadly, Agnès succumbed to her injuries and passed away upon arriving in Gitega.

Action Against Hunger Staff Member Killed

On Monday, December 31 2007, at 6:30 pm, an Action Against Hunger vehicle was targeted by shooters in the city of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi.

ACF Response to a Recent Statement by the Sri Lankan Government

Action against Hunger (Action contre la Faim - ACF) has been informed that a letter was sent by Professor Rajiva Wijesinha, Secretary General of the Secretariat for Co-ordinating the Peace Process (SCOPP) to the Honorable Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Human Rights and Disaster Management; that was publicly released to an unknown mailing list.

Condolences: ACF is Thankful for Your Kind Words at This Difficult Time

On August 4, 2006, 17 Action Against Hunger employees were killed in cold blood while assisting local populations in Sri Lanka—an unprecedented event in humanitarian affairs. The international community, colleague organizations, and humanitarians from around the world responded en masse at this outrage. Action Against Hunger would like to express its appreciation for all those who have sent condolences for the tragedy that befell 17 of our colleagues in August of 2006. We commemorate the fallen and include a selection of personal statements below.

One year after Muttur massacre: "We will never forget them."

One year ago, on August 6, 2006, 17 Action Against Hunger humanitarian aid workers were found savagely assassinated in the organization’s office in Muttur, located in northeast Sri Lanka. In honor of their sacrifice, commemorative ceremonies have been organized in Sri Lanka and all over the world. While the truth that will explain this massacre has not been found yet, Action Against Hunger (Action contre la Faim – ACF) calls on the humanitarian and international community to remember these 17 aid workers who died because of their commitment to assist the most vulnerable people.

Darfur: Attacks Targeted at Humanitarian Organizations Deprive 130,000 of Aid

During the night of Monday, December 18, the base run by Action Against Hunger | ACF International as well as bases managed by other humanitarian organizations were violently attacked. Following this vicious incident, all 23 of Action Against Hunger’s workers in the area were evacuated and their assistance to the Sudanese people cut off. Approximately 130,000 Sudanese, dependent on Action Against Hunger for their food, will be without any assistance for an indeterminate period.

Four Months after Muttur Massacre Action Against Hunger Resumes its Operations in Sri Lanka

On 6th August 2007, seventeen employees of Action Against Hunger were found massacred at the organization’s base in Muttur (eastern Sri Lanka). In November, the criminal investigation moved forward. At the same time, Sri Lanka’s President created a commission to investigate the principal human rights violations committed in the country. As the humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate and the populations’ needs continue to grow, Action Against Hunger decided to resume its activities in the conflict zone.

Three Months after the Massacre in Sri Lanka, Action Against Hunger Remains Mobilized

Three months ago, on August 6, all 17 employees of Action Against Hunger’s base in Muttur, Sri Lanka, were found shot to death at their offices. So that no one forgets this tragedy, a Commemoration is being organized in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a minute’s silence will be observed around the world. Action Against Hunger continues to work at speeding up the official investigations and is making every effort to disclose the truth.

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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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