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Ending Malnutrition: How New Tools are Reshaping Our Options on Hunger

The numbers are stark and heartbreaking: Every year, nearly 20 million children across the world will suffer from severe acute malnutrition. More than five million of them will die. Countless others will suffer permanent physical damage, including stunted growth and developmental delays.

But the outlook for these children does not have to be so grim. Organizations such as Action Against Hunger have made huge strides in learning how to treat acutely malnourished children.

Assessments Ongoing, Instability Reigns in Eastern D.R. Congo

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has dispatched emergency teams to North Kivu, D.R. Congo, where tens of thousands have been displaced in the latest round of armed conflict between government troops and rebel militias. The teams are assessing on the ground conditions in the Sake-Minova axis, west of Lake Kivu.

Highlighting the Role of Hunger at International AIDS Conference

The International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA has been selected to present its findings on the vital role that proper nutrition can play in alleviating the ill effects of AIDS at the upcoming International Conference on AIDS (Mexico City, August 3-8, 2008). The conference’s official scientific committee selected and validated ACF’s groundbreaking field research based on the aid organization’s recent experiences in Malawi and Mali.

Dependence and Devastation in Liberia: Global Food Prices Wreak Havoc in Monrovia

The humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) released a report detailing the devastating impact of rising food prices in Monrovia, Liberia where vulnerable communities can no longer feed themselves and rates of acute malnutrition are rising dramatically. Action Against Hunger has recorded a 40% increase in admissions to therapeutic nutrition programs in Monrovia from January to June of 2008—a clear indication that vulnerability has become acute as rates of malnutrition climb.

Global Food Crisis & Liberia: Why Are We Waiting to Act?

Humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA has published a report about the effects of rising food prices on people living in Monrovia, Liberia. Action Against Hunger is now raising the alarm about the seriousness of the situation. Urgent intervention is needed to prevent the situation from deteriorating any further. However, the international community is yet to turn empty declarations of intention into firm and decisive action.

Letter Asks NGOs To Leave Zimbabwe

On Wednesday, June 4, the government of Zimbabwe sent a letter to all NGOs suspending their involvement on the ground until further notice. This decision by local authorities is of extremely high concern for the millions of Zimbabweans who depend on assistance from NGOs. The immediate impact of these humanitarian aid organizations on health and water, particularly for vulnerable populations and AIDS patients, adds the medium-term food security of the population. The weeks ahead are indeed crucial for the preparation of the season and the suspension of NGO activities will result in an irreversible delay.

Action Against Hunger Calls for a Global Fund to Fight Hunger and Malnutrition

The phenomenon of rising food prices is witnessed by Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in many countries in which it operates (Haiti, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Philippines, Ethiopia,

Charity: Water Partners with ACF to Deliver Clean Water

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is pleased to announce a formal partnership with the New York-based nonprofit Charity: Water to rehabilitate a water distribution network in Fizi territory, South Kivu Province, of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Working to Avert a Water and Latrine Crisis in Kenya

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has renewed its commitment to increasing local access to latrines and safe water in Mandera, Kenya as the world community marks the International Year of Sanitation and World Water Day this March 22nd. Water and sanitation conditions are a major concern in Mandera, Kenya’s North Eastern Province, where latrine coverage is less than 60% and less than 20% of all households have access to drinking water.

Crisis in Liberia: Malnutrition Rates Spike in Monrovia

In Liberia since 1990, Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim’s (ACF) latest round of nutritional surveys shows extremely disturbing results that indicate a significant nutritional crisis in Grand Monrovia: of the 800 children weighed, measured, and examined, 17.6% (Z-score) suffer from acute malnutrition.

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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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