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D.R. Congo

War on crop disease yields a better diet

"In Bunyakiri, a region of 150,000 people where Mr Kamunono’s hamlet of Miowy is situated, four in five plots are affected by the mosaic virus, according Action Against Hunger/ACF International, an anti-malnutrition charity and beneficiary of the Financial Times’ seasonal appeal.

Fighting Deadly Malnutrition in D.R. Congo

"In outpatient centers managed by the Congolese Ministry of Health and integrated into the local health system, nurses trained and equipped by Action Against Hunger are treating and monitoring acutely malnourished children during their weekly visits. Action Against Hunger provides technical and organizational training for the centers’ staff, equipment and therapeutic nutrition products, as well as financial support for badly underfunded hospitals and health centers to purchase medicine and other essentials."

What to do with $10,000 now

"Wish you could turn $10,000 into something tangible for a worthy cause? The three charities below get top ratings from Charitynavigator.org. Your money could ... stock 4 community fishing ponds to feed Congolese families through Action Against Hunger."

Banana Wilt: The Spreading Menace

"In keeping with its mission to treat and prevent acute malnutrition, Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, has been working with residents of DRC’s North and South Kivu region to help address the short-term food security needs created by the spread of Wilt, while also ensuring long-term recovery of their livelihoods.

Financial Times Partners with Action Against Hunger for its Seasonal Appeal

NEW YORK, NY—The Financial Times has selected Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization with life-saving programs in over 40 countries, as its partner for its 2010-2011 seasonal appeal to readers.

Religion News: A blessing to humanity

"Trayle Kulshan's job often takes her into the jungle, and not the concrete kind. Sometimes her "office" is a desert. She's been rewarded for her work with the gift of a goat, and she's taken a live chicken for a bike ride home for supper.

For the past seven years, Kulshan has worked as a professional humanitarian aid worker and used her engineering skills and water quality expertise to take adventures that have changed her life and the lives of others."

Action Against Hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

"In D.R. Congo since 1996, Action Against Hunger carries out nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in the provinces of Kasaï Occidental, Kasaï Oriental, Equateur, Katanga, North and South Kivu, Kinshasa, Province Orientale, and Bandundu. In 2009, our programs benefited over 500,000 people.

Help Rhode Island Company Save Children From Deadly Malnutrition

"Rhode Island-based Edesia just donated 1,100 boxes of plumpy'nut food to treat malnourished children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The charity Action Against Hunger will distribute this food, which will save many children from deadly malnutrition."

Fighting Crop Disease in Conflict Area

A contagious disease affecting bananas threatens the livelihoods and food security of many rural communities throughout eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region torn apart by more than a decade of brutal conflict. Called wilt, the bacterial disease turns the leaves of banana trees yellow, rots their fruit and eventually kills the entire tree.

Food plant sits idle as millions of children face starvation

"There are millions of children in Niger, Chad, Guatemala, Haiti, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and so many other countries in desperate need of this food. Without proper nutrients, small children suffer physical and mental damage leading to a lifetime of suffering or death. The World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger and other agencies do not have the cash to buy the food that would save these children."

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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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