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ACF Expands Cholera Response in Haiti amidst Crisis

ARTIBONITE, HAITI— Action Against Hunger | ACF International has stepped up its response to the cholera outbreak in Haiti, which has grown in the wake of flooding caused by Hurricane Tomas. The global humanitarian agency warns that cholera could spiral out of control given its recent spread into Port-au-Prince, its rapid growth in the Artibonite and North-West departments, severe weather conditions that have exacerbated the problem, and insufficient resources to combat the disease.

Haiti - Epidemic : The Artibonite need at least 1,200 body bags

"Action Contre la Faim (ACF), which is now the only organization of emergency in the Haut Artibonite and North West indicated that given the population density, to psychosis growing up in the city, with multiple risk of contamination, size and inaccessibility of some areas of the Artibonite and Northwest, it is urgent that other actors specializing in water, sanitation and hygiene are mobilized in these areas."

Prevention Efforts Doubled Amidst Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

A week into Haiti’s first cholera outbreak in many decades, Action Against Hunger | ACF International strengthened its emergency response activities to prevent the spread of this highly contagious, deadly disease, which has already claimed over 300 victims and poses a risk to the displaced living in tents without clean water and proper sanitation.

UNICEF expands response to cholera outbreak in Haiti with supply distributions to communities and health centres

"UNICEF, along with other UN agencies and partners Action Contre la Faim (ACF), ACTED and Zanmi lasante, is supporting the Ministry of Health and DINEPA in providing medical and water sanitation supplies, including water purification chemicals, antibiotics, and oral rehydration salts."

UNICEF is distributing medical and sanitation supplies in Artibonite, Haiti where cases of acute diarrhea are reported

"UNICEF, with its partners on the ground in the Saint-Marc region, is distributing available supplies including water purification chemicals, antibiotics, diarrheal disease kits and oral rehydration salts, with more supplies being dispatched. UNICEF is on standby for possible additional deployment to support the Ministry of Health along with partners Action Contre la Faim (ACF), ACTED and Zanmi lasante."

Action Against Hunger Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

ARTIBONITE, HAITI—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to contain cholera in Artibonite, the epicenter of an epidemic that has thus far killed over 250 people and caused at least 3,000 more reported cases, and to prevent its spread in the capital of Port-au-Prince. The deadly water-borne illness resurfaced in Haiti last week for the first time in over a hundred years.

Commission details action in cholera-hit Haiti

"The European Commission has defended its humanitarian action in Haiti, where an outbreak of cholera has killed at least 250 people following an earthquake in January that devastated the country's capital Port-au-Prince. Asked by EurActiv to comment, Ferran Tarradellas, spokesperson for EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, defended the Commission's action. The EU is working with partners on the ground, in particular the Spanish Red Cross, the French Red Cross, Action Contre la Faim and others, he said."

Food plant sits idle as millions of children face starvation

"There are millions of children in Niger, Chad, Guatemala, Haiti, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and so many other countries in desperate need of this food. Without proper nutrients, small children suffer physical and mental damage leading to a lifetime of suffering or death. The World Food Programme, Action Against Hunger and other agencies do not have the cash to buy the food that would save these children."

He was worried about Haiti — so he went out for a little walk

"The Minneapolis resident completed the trip by his July 4 deadline, raising nearly $30,000 for the international organization Action Against Hunger. The group is helping survivors of the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake, which killed 230,000 and left 700,000 homeless. Action Against Hunger has been working in Haiti since 1985.

In Haiti's tent cities, a return to normalcy is unimaginable

"Around a turn, neighbors lined up to fill plastic buckets with water from a large undulating orange bladder, imprinted with Action Contre la Faim. Fresh water, latrines, medical needs -- the stuff needed to fend off an epidemic -- come from non-government organizations. And they also illustrate the great dilemma facing post-earthquake Port-au-Prince. The NGOs, acting in the stead of a weak government, fend off disease and starvation in these squalid camps.


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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