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[VIDEO]: The Clean Water Access Initiative: Project Indonesia

In addressing the global water crisis, Action Against Hunger believes in the power of partnership. To illustrate this, we invite you to watch two videos explaining the the first project in our three-year collaboration with Tyco International. The videos show the first two phases of building a clean water system in Indonesia’s impoverished Nusa Tenggara Timur province:

The global aid system: better the devil we know?

One complaint often aired by NGOs is that they do not have direct access to money from the U.N.'s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which only cascades down to them though U.N. agencies. Changing that could speed up their access to money and enable them to respond faster, they argue.

Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of the British arm of Action Against Hunger (ACF) said U.N. agencies "can prove to be a very expensive middle man in terms of programme funding".

Philippe Massoud of ilili Fights Hunger with Hospitality

Philippe Massoud’s education in philanthropy started early. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a family of hoteliers, Philippe recalls how his father set aside space in his hotel for the International Red Cross during Lebanon’s long civil war; how his grandfather gave his home and a good part of his estate for the establishment of a school; how his mother could not turn down a plea for assistance from any of Beirut’s poor.

Haiti

Years of political instability and recurring natural disasters have kept Haiti in an impoverished tailspin, placing one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after another in their path to development, with some 55% of the Haitian population currently living below the poverty line.

Responding to Natural Disasters

In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I thought you might be interested in learning a bit about how Action Against Hunger responds to natural disasters in the countries where we work.

Haiti faces NGO quandary

"Pierre Tripon of the NGO Action Against Hunger, said that if all aid groups leave Haiti, 'there will be a lot of suffering. Our efforts are still indispensable.'"

New Haiti Cholera Warning, Vaccine Questions, and "Squatters" Vulnerable

"Everyday, even of the past two months, more and more squatters arrive; ACF which has provided limited assistance in Canaan (without Government approval) providing potable water and wat/san messaging was recording 1,000 arrivals per/day at one point. I posed the question as to why Camp Canaan, the ignored 'bad camp' with upwards of 8,000 displaced, has not received any aid except for some latrines provided by the Irish NGO Haven and a water bladder from Action Against Hunger (ACF)."

UNICEF supports Strategic Nutrition Framework for cholera response in Haiti

"The Ministry of Health (MSPP) with technical support from UNICEF has launched the Strategic Nutrition Framework for Cholera Response in Haiti. Several other partners such as WHO, WFP, Fondefh, Action Against Hunger and AVSI are also participating in this effort."

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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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