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The View from Southern Sudan

A conversation with ACF’s Senior Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor

Southern Sudan Faces Severe Food Shortages

MALOUALKON, SOUTHERN SUDAN—Food stocks are running out in areas of Southern Sudan that experienced unusually poor harvests this year, Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. To fill immediate needs, vulnerable populations are resorting to coping strategies that could jeopardize next year’s harvest and put their long-term food security and livelihoods at risk.

Obama has little choice on Sudan

"eanwhile, Action Against Hunger is warning that southern Sudan faces a 'massive food deficit' caused by high staple prices and drought. Acute child malnutrition rates have spiked at well above World Health Organisation emergency levels, the charity said, while shortages were expected to worsen next year."

Central Christian grad returns from aid work in Sudan

"It's very satisfying work," said Walker, who's back from the Sudan and visiting his family in El Dorado while awaiting his next assignment with Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization.

South Sudan Faces Widespread Crop Failure, Food Crisis

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—The threat of a massive food deficit in South Sudan is growing, Action Against Hunger | ACF International cautioned today. The international organization is concerned about the humanitarian impact of a number of troubling developments: high staple food prices and poor stocks from last year’s crop yields; an extended dry spell that delayed the planting season, a serious setback in a region plagued by seasonal flooding; and an alarming pre-harvest spike in acute malnutrition rates.

CHAD: Armed attacks blocking aid in the east

"...Aid organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Action Against Hunger have suspended most activities in the areas of Dogdore and Ade near the Sudanese border..."

Annual Benefit Nets $1 Million for Global Hunger Programs

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger raised $1.2 million at its annual benefit in New York on November 7th at Capitale. The event features the Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award presented each year to an individual who has made a notable contribution to the humanitarian field. This year’s award went to acclaimed screenwriter, director, and Academy Award-nominee Terry George in recognition of his substantial humanitarian commitments.

Action Against Hunger's Blazej Mikula is Outstanding Winner in InterAction's Fifth Annual Photo Contest

InterAction's annual photography contest traditionally focuses on the tremendous work done by humanitarian agencies in the field. The amazing submissions help raise awareness about the impact of the humanitarian work, and the powerful images introduce the American public to the enterprising spirit of the people around the world.

Malnutrition Rates Forecast Potential Famine in S. Sudan

In a recently released report, the international aid organization Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action Contre la Faim or ACF) warns that a famine may occur in southern Sudan unless immediate action is taken.

Another Niger? Emergency in Southern Sudan Ignored

Once again a population faces starvation—and disastrously, once again no one is paying attention.

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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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