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D.R. Congo

D.R. Congo: Groups Fear for Civilian Safety

A coalition of 100 humanitarian and human rights organizations today called on John Holmes, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, to insist that protecting civilians be a top priority of the joint Congolese and Rwandan military operation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Holmes is due to arrive in Goma, the North Kivu capital, on February 7, 2009.

Action Against Hunger’s Community-Based Programs in D.R. Congo

While the current crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire) has drawn attention to this sprawling Central African country, this is only the latest chapter in a cycle of crises that started during the rule of Mobutu Sese Seko, Congo/Zaire’s president from 1965 to 1997 and continued after his fall.

ACF Targets Water and Sanitation Needs in Crisis in Eastern D.R. Congo

A fragile lull in the fighting in North Kivu has allowed access for the humanitarian assistance needed by hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) fleeing insecurity in the eastern D.R. Congo.

The (Earth) Science of Saving Lives: Trayle Kulshan on Why She Loves Working with Water

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordinator Trayle Kulshan works with Action Against Hunger in Kenya where she oversees the extension of water and sanitation improvements to vulnerable populations in the region. The problems Trayle works on in Kenya include protecting water points from contamination, constructing fresh-water wells, and installing water-filtration systems.

Assessments Ongoing, Instability Reigns in Eastern D.R. Congo

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has dispatched emergency teams to North Kivu, D.R. Congo, where tens of thousands have been displaced in the latest round of armed conflict between government troops and rebel militias. The teams are assessing on the ground conditions in the Sake-Minova axis, west of Lake Kivu.

Charity: Water Partners with ACF to Deliver Clean Water

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the New York-based nonprofit Charity: Water to rehabilitate a water distribution network in Fizi territory, South Kivu Province, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"Campaign to End Starvation in the Congo" Launches As Historic Election Nears

Action Against Hunger, a world leader in the fight against hunger, is launching a "Campaign to End Starvation in the Congo" on the eve of the Democratic Republic of Congo's first multiparty elections in more than 40 years. Action Against Hunger hopes the election will herald a new era of peace and stability in a country emerging from a decade-long civil war, where 1,200 people continue to die every day in what has been called the "Most Neglected Humanitarian Crisis" on earth.

After Month-Long Insurgency, Congolese Return to Calm but Barren Villages

Refugees from the eastern province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo returned to their homes this week only to find that government and rebel troops had stolen their belongings, pilfered or destroyed at least sixty percent of the harvested crops, and looted a number of hospitals and therapeutic feeding centers run by Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) , according to an evaluation conducted by the international humanitarian organization.

ACF Denounces Human Rights Violations in D.R. Congo

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reports an increase in human rights violations associated with the return of FAC troops to the Territory of Malemba Nkulu on September 5th 2003.

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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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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