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After Month-Long Insurgency, Congolese Return to Calm but Barren Villages

Refugees from the eastern province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo returned to their homes this week only to find that government and rebel troops had stolen their belongings, pilfered or destroyed at least sixty percent of the harvested crops, and looted a number of hospitals and therapeutic feeding centers run by Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) , according to an evaluation conducted by the international humanitarian organization.

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:

Threat of Potential Hunger Gap in Angola

In Angola today, around one million citizens may be at risk of lacking sufficient food resources for a period of some months. Despite the acute risk neither the Government of Angola nor the international community has responded in the least, thereby increasing the risk.

ACF Nutritional Surveys Uncover Concerns in South Sudan

Note that the situation in Kapoeta (Eastern Equatoria) and in Nyadin (Central Upper Nile) is of concern. Rates are above the emergency thresholds of 15%, and this after two years of relative security. Again, the reports and findings indicate that the cuases of malnutrition in southern Sudan are structural, and malnutrition should not be expected to wane with peace, should an agreement be finalized.

The Underlying Causes of Malnutrition in South Sudan

Action Against Hunger - USA, (ACF - USA) has carried out an assessment on the underlying causes of malnutrition in Old Fangak Payam of Upper Nile, southern Sudan. Please find the full report attached. While the assessment focused on one specific area of Upper Nile, it is likely that the main findings are applicable to southern Sudan in general: namely, the roots of malnutrition in southern Sudan are structural, and high malnutrition rates are likely to persist after a peace agreement is signed, should that be the case.

Needs Assessment Points to Growing Needs Among Refugees and Residents in Eastern Chad

Action Against Hunger has just carried out a needs assessment in eastern Chad, among 135,000 refugees from the neighbouring Darfur Province in Sudan. Their situation, as well as that of an estimated 1.2 million host population, is precarious and could sharply deteriorate with tragic consequences during the hunger gap, in spite of the aid community's ongoing efforts.

Food Security Assessment Points to Insecurity in Uganda

An overview of the food security situation among the 416,000 Internally Displaced Peoples in the war affected district of Gulu, northern Uganda.

ACF Denounces Human Rights Violations in D.R. Congo

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reports an increase in human rights violations associated with the return of FAC troops to the Territory of Malemba Nkulu on September 5th 2003.

Rates of Malnutrition Soar in Liberia as Action Against Hunger Expands Programs

Despite the halt in fighting in the capital Monrovia, civilians remain trapped in a city of chaos. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating further each day in Monrovia while the continuous fighting in other regions of the country threatens to re-ignite on the outskirts of the capital at any moment.

Nutritional Crisis in D.R. Congo: Nutritional Situation Critical in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

While international media attention is focused on the after-effects of the war in Iraq, forgotten humanitarian crises continue in areas of nominal peace, like Lubumbashi, where the humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continues to face a steady and large surge in the malnourished population.

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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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