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MALI: Some Aid Suspend in Kidal Amid Violence

"With fighting on 2 April between Tuareg rebels and government soldiers 20 km south of Kidal on the road to Gao, some aid agencies are suspending activities...'We have put our operations on hold and are watching developments closely,’ Patricia Hoorelbeke, head of the non-governmental organisation (NGO)’s Action Contre la Faim, told IRIN on 3 April...Oxfam refuses to use military escorts as it is against its policy.

Global Water Initiative Created in Response to World Water Crisis

New York, NY—A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. The Global Water Initiative (GWI) brings together a group of seven leading international NGOs, including Action Against Hunger | ACF International, CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Oxfam America and SOS Sahel – UK.

Mali: Estimated 96% of Mothers Bet on Breastmilk During First Hours of Life

Some 96% of mothers in Mali’s Gao region do not consider colostrum dangerous for their infants, and eight of every ten allow them to breastfeed in the first 24 hours after birth. Colostrum – a thick, yellowish milk produced by a mother’s breasts only in the days immediately after childbirth – is high in antibodies, carbohydrates, and protein, and important for infant health. Many cultures are suspicious of colostrum, believing that it can cause children to experience diarrhea and other illnesses.

MALI: Why Is Malnutrition Still 'Not a Priority'?

"Despite producing agricultural surpluses, Mali’s malnutrition rates remain high.

How 180,000 Nigeriens Will Escape Starvation

In response to the ongoing crisis in Niger, the international aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) has begun distributing 3,000 tons of food to 153,000 people. Action Against Hunger has also begun treating 27,000 malnourished children in the area, and plans to increase its response by opening additional centers to treat children suffering from severe malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger Begins Distributions in Mali & Niger

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger is stepping up its response to stave off a famine that the UN warns could affect 2.5 million people—800,000 of whom are children.

Emergency in Mali and Niger

The international relief organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) called on the United States, as well as the other Group of 8 countries, to intervene in an emergency in northern Mali and Niger.

Drought Emergency in Mali

Humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) has dispatched an emergency operation to attend to the most vulnerable groups that are being displaced in search of water, food, and grazing land for their animals - their only source of nutrition and income.

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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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