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Peru: Rebuilding Vital Water Networks Will Take Months

Responding to the devastation caused in Peru by the August 15 earthquake, Action Against Hunger’s emergency response team is on the ground in Cañete, Chincha, and Pisco to assess the level of destruction to the water and sanitation infrastructure in the areas most affected by the quake.

Emergency Response in the Wake of Peru’s Devastating Earthquake

Following the Peruvian government’s call for emergency assistance, Action Against Hunger-Spain is sending a team of three representatives—an emergency coordinator, a logistician, and a water and sanitation technician—to areas most affected by the August 15th earthquake. Their objective is to execute a rapid assessment of needs related to water and sanitation in the areas most affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the coast of Peru on Wednesday, causing at least 450 deaths.

Help Comes to Victims of Bolivian Floods

In the next few hours, international aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) will send experts in water, nutrition, and logistics to Bolivia to assure that approximately 20,000 flood victims will have clean water, food, and basic sanitation. Accompanying the experts will be a shipment of humanitarian aid including five emergency food drops, two water pumps, and water purification tablets.

Planeloads of Emergency Supplies Sent to Guatemala

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Stan, humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger has sent the first of two plane-loads of emergency supplies from Spain to San Marcos, Guatemala. This shipment, which arrived on Monday, contained 6 tons of water and sanitation equipment including 10 water tanks, 100 kilograms of water-treatment chemicals, four electric generators and four water pumps.

More than three years after the crisis: Almost Half of Argentina's Population Still Lives in Poverty

The current situation in Argentina, in terms of its population quality of life, continues to be very difficult. 44.3% of Argentinians live in poverty (all those families and individuals with revenues lower than 50% of the net average income) and approximately 17% is considered indigent. Three years after the unprecedented economic, political and institutional crisis lived by Argentina there is still a long ways to go.

Affected by Hurricane Jane, Gonaives is Emerging From Mud, but Situation Remains Tense

Limited access to food and sanitation in Gonaives, Haiti, will increase risks to the population during the coming weeks, according to Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim (ACF), the non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit international organization that aids more than 5 million beneficiaries a year around the world. In order to prevent the malnutrition of children, the primary victims, ACF will establish more than 15 feeding stations in devastated neighbourhoods of Gonaives during the first few days of December.

Flooding in Haiti

Two weeks after the country was devastated by Hurricane Jeanne, the situation in Haiti remains precarious: the number of casualties and the scale of material damage continue to increase in a climate of social unrest. Many areas remain inaccessible. Action Against Hunger has put in place emergency water and sanitation programmes in order to make up for the shortage of drinking water and to restore access to clean water as soon as possible.

Haiti Devastated By Floods

Following the political crisis at the beginning of the year and torrential rains in May, Haiti has now been ravaged by tropical storm Jeanne.

Haiti Must Not Sink Into The Abyss, Again

Since President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was forced to depart, two months ago, the humanitarian situation in Haiti has been precarious at best. Action Against Hunger warns that it is absolutely essential to provide long-term humanitarian aid to the Haitian 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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