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Towards a Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Chad

Uncertainty is the only current outcome given the ongoing military confrontation in Chad. The humanitarian situation was dire before fighting erupted last week, but Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is concerned the crisis will deteriorate further in N’Djamena and in the sprawling camps for refugees and internally displaced peoples in the east.

Action Against Hunger Suspends Programmes in Burundi

Three weeks after the attack against an Action Against Hunger (ACF) vehicle at the end of December, which killed French aid worker Agnes Dury and seriously injured another aid worker, ACF has decided to suspend its programmes in Burundi.

Burundi: Action Against Hunger Suspends Its Programs

Three weeks after the attack against an Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) vehicle at the end of December, killing French aid worker Agnes Dury and seriously injuring another aid worker, ACF has decided to suspend its programs in Burundi.

Political Solution Needed to Stanch Crisis in Kenya

The International aid group Action Against Hunger has expanded its emergency operations in Kenya, launching programs in Nairobi and strengthening activities in Nakuru and Molo. The instability from Kenya’s post-electoral turmoil continues to disrupt the capital and threaten vulnerable groups by limiting access to food and water.

Action Against Hunger Responds to Crisis in Kenya

In the aftermath of the disputed presidential election, as many as 30,000 Kenyans have streamed into this provincial capital located just 2 hours (150 km) north of Nairobi. Action Against Hunger (ACF-USA), the first international non-governmental organization currently operating in Nakuru, just completed an emergency assessment of the situation and has begun to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the growing population of internally displaced people.

Burundi: In Honor of Agnès

On Monday, December 31st, 2007, a car belonging to the international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre La Faim (ACF) was targeted by gunmen on a street in Ruyigi, eastern Burundi. Two of the passengers were critically wounded: Agnès, a psychologist working in ACF’s Burundi programs since July 2007, and Aude, a Nurse/Nutritionist. They were transported to Ruyigi Hospital and then to a larger hospital in the city of Gitega.

Sadly, Agnès succumbed to her injuries and passed away upon arriving in Gitega.

Action Against Hunger Staff Member Killed

On Monday, December 31 2007, at 6:30 pm, an Action Against Hunger vehicle was targeted by shooters in the city of Ruyigi in the East of Burundi.

Action Against Hunger Launches New Health/Nutrition Project In Two Countries With Highest Incidence of AIDS

With little over a million inhabitants each, Swaziland and Lesotho are at the top of the list of countries with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS, 33% and 23% respectively. Additionally, the rate of chronic malnutrition affects three out of ten children under five years of age in Lesotho and half the number of children in Swaziland.

New ACF Publication: Hunger & HIV, From Food Crisis to Integrated Care

Action Against Hunger, the international humanitarian agency, announces its latest research publication, Hunger & HIV: From Food Crisis to Integrated Care.

As part of a broader humanitarian effort to address the AIDS pandemic, Action Against Hunger works to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS on already vulnerable communities. HIV has complicated the treatment of severe malnutrition, challenging more traditional approaches and protocols and requiring substantial investments in field-based research to enhance our understandings of hunger and HIV.

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.

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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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