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Cholera Surges in Angola

More than 20,000 Angolans are infected by cholera. At least 900 have died already. Health institutions and humanitarian organizations are working to treat those infected by the disease and to prevent its spread. The aid organization Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim (ACF is concentrating its efforts on the municipalities of Cubal and Kayumbo, in the Benguela district in the west of the country.

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.

Airplane with More Than 20 Tons of Aid Reaches Niger

On Sunday, August 28, the international relief organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) sent an airplane from Barcelona to Niamey, capital of Niger, carrying more than 20 tons of humanitarian aid to deal with Niger's food crisis.

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.

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.

Nutritional Situation Remains Critical in South Sudan

According to 28 nutrition surveys implemented in southern Sudan in 2003, the estimated average prevalence of global acute malnutrition and severe acute malnutrition, expressed in Z-scores, were 20.8% and 3.6% respectively. In 2002, the estimated average rates of GAM and SAM were 26% and 5% respectively, suggesting an improvement of the nutritional situation in southern Sudan.

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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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