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Rebel advance in Central African Republic deepens humanitarian crisis

"Action Against Hunger noted, 'Despite a certain recovery since the 2008 economic crisis, economic growth [in Central African Republic] is too weak to have an impact on poverty reduction and job creation. The country is immense, five times the size of France, but infrastructure is non-existent. The state is quasi-absent and the health system barely exists except in Bangui.'”

Alarming outbreak of cholera in the Central African Republic begins to subside

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection, linked to consuming contaminated drinking water or food, that causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Young children are especially vulnerable to death from dehydration. But with proper treatment, the death rate can be reduced to 1 per cent.

Feeding Hunger & Insecurity: The Global Food Price Crisis

Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s latest Hunger Watch briefing paper, this publication surveys households in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Central African Republic in the wake of the global food crisis and finds that inflated food prices may not have an immediate impact on acute malnutrition at the national level, but that they have a significant and consistent impact on livelihood

Central African Republic

The landlocked Central African Republic is one of the poorest nations in the world, located in an extremely volatile region and beset by constant political instability and upheaval, including a coup in 2013 when the government was overthrown amidst violence and looting. Given this instability, it has been extremely difficult to achieve economic growth or public health advances.

Financial Times Seasonal Appeal Raises $1.6 Million for ACF

NEW YORK, NY—The Financial Times Seasonal Appeal in partnership with Action Against Hunger | ACF International raised a total of $1,639,185 for the global humanitarian organization’s life-saving programs around the world.

“We are delighted that the appeal has raised so much. With recession and rising food prices contributing to further hardship for vulnerable people, the ACF cause is urgent and timely,” said Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. “Thank you to readers, to fund-matching donors and to others who have given so generously.”

A Doctor's Call for Help Answered

Until recently, the southern part of the Central African Republic was relatively stable economically, boasting large diamond and wood industries. But over the last few months, a decline in these industries, coupled with poor investment in local agriculture and a reliance on imported food, have put enormous pressure on the population. Acute malnutrition, often a telltale sign of a larger crisis, has begun to surface.

Nutrition Emergency Declared in Central African Republic

The number of children suffering from acute malnutrition in the southern Berbérati region of the Central African Republic (CAR) far exceeds the United Nations’ emergency threshold for severe acute malnutrition, according to a study carried out by Action Against Hunger | ACF International. The international humanitarian organization responded last week by launching an emergency program in Berbérati to treat the 1,100 children diagnosed with life-threatening severe acute malnutrition and contain the crisis.

Water in the Desert: ACF in the Central African Republic

Landlocked in the center of sub-Saharan Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered from ongoing conflict and instability over the past two decades. With 73% of the population struggling to survive on less than one dollar a day, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

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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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