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Sudan expels aid groups after arrest warrant

"...The non-governmental aid groups ordered out were Oxfam, CARE, MSF-Holland, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, the Norweigan Refugee Council, the International Rescue Committee, Action Contre la Faim, Solidarites and CHF International. ..."

Sudan Arrest Warrant: Aid Organizations Kicked Out Of Country

"...The humanitarian organizations include Oxfam Great Britain, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Holland, Norwegian Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Save the Children UK, CARE International, Action Against Hunger, Charity Housing Foundation and Solidarite, said Oxfam spokesperson Louis Belanger. ..."

SUDAN: IDPs out of reach as violence hinders agencies

"...Some 1,000 to 2,500 newly displaced people have arrived in Kalimando, Dar al Salam area, south of the state capital of El Fasher, according to OCHA. The NGO Action Contre la Faim confirmed a few dozen arrivals in Shangil Tobay village, southeast of Khazan Tungur. ..."

Good vs. good in Darfur

"What prompted the complaints were a series of ads run by Save Darfur calling for more aggressive action in Darfur, including the imposition of a 'no-fly' zone over western Sudan to prevent attacks by the Sudanese air force on the Darfurians. For humanitarian relief groups, the effect of this, however well intended, would be to put the on-the-ground aid effort at risk because the relief organizations themselves fly constantly over Darfur in aircraft virtually indistinguishable from those fielded by the government of Sudan.

Darfur Advocacy Group Undergoes a Shake-Up

"Another aid group, Action Against Hunger, said in a statement last week that a forced intervention by United Nations troops without the approval of the Sudanese government 'could have disastrous consequences that risk triggering a further escalation of violence while jeopardizing the provision of vital humanitarian assistance to millions of people.'"

Humanitarian Agencies Warn Darfur Operations Approaching Breaking Point

Aid agencies today warned the enormous humanitarian response in Darfur will soon be paralysed unless African and global leaders at the AU Summit take urgent action to end rising violence against civilians and aid workers. They said African Heads of States and new UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will fail the people of Darfur if they do not take concrete steps to herald the start of a new chapter in the region and ensure an immediate ceasefire is both agreed and adhered to.

Darfur: Attacks Targeted at Humanitarian Organizations Deprive 130,000 of Aid

During the night of Monday, December 18, the base run by Action Against Hunger | ACF International as well as bases managed by other humanitarian organizations were violently attacked. Following this vicious incident, all 23 of Action Against Hunger’s workers in the area were evacuated and their assistance to the Sudanese people cut off. Approximately 130,000 Sudanese, dependent on Action Against Hunger for their food, will be without any assistance for an indeterminate period.

CNN's Anderson Cooper 360° to Feature Action Against Hunger on Tonight's Show (10PM-Midnight)

CNN’s Anderson Cooper is reporting on location from several African hotspots for their unprecedented special on Africa’s “Killing Fields.”

Urgent Situation in Darfur: ACF Mobilizes in Nyala

One week from the end of the 30-day deadline imposed by the United Nations Security Council, and with African-Union sponsored peace talks underway between rebels and the government, the humanitarian situation for the Darfur population continues to be of great concern.

The rainy season has worsened the situation in terms of hygiene for already-destitute populations who have been displaced many times. In addition, the heavy rains have hampered the international aid effort.

Nurse-Nutritionists Urgently Needed in Sudan

To address the growing needs of the Darfur population, Action Against Hunger is reinforcing its local programs. The organization urgently needs volunteer nurse-nutritionists (with at least 2 years in similar programs) to leave as soon as possible for the Darfur region:

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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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