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Brutal Taliban Killings Anger Aid Community

"...Last month, the kidnapping of two French aid workers caused the group Action Against Hunger to temporarily suspend its operations in Afghanistan. The pair, who were part of a team providing aid to Afghans at risk of malnutrition, were released earlier this month. ..."

UN Condemns `Brutal Murder' of Four Aid Workers in Afghanistan

"...Nan Dale, the U.S. executive director for Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim, which had two workers kidnapped in Afghanistan last month, said humanitarian workers are being singled out. The group stopped operations in Sri Lanka, where 17 workers were killed in 2006, Dale said last month. ..."

Breaking News: Abducted Action Against Hunger Staff Released in Afghanistan

The international relief and development organization Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA was relieved to learn this morning of the liberation of its two staff members who were kidnapped on July 17th in Afghanistan. Our colleagues are apparently healthy.

Preparations are underway to expedite their return home to France.

Action against Hunger would like to thank the Afghan and French authorities for their involvement and support.

Relief Worker Attacks in Afghanistan, Somalia Cut Aid

"...For the first time, humanitarian workers are being specifically targeted, said Nan Dale, the U.S. executive director for Paris-based Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim, which had two French workers kidnapped in Afghanistan on July 18. ..."

French Aid Workers Abducted In Afghanistan

"...Two French humanitarian workers were kidnapped Friday in Afghanistan, spirited at gunpoint out of the house they were sleeping in, aid group Action Against Hunger and the French Foreign Ministry said. ..."

Afghan Kidnapping: ACF Staff Abducted at Gunpoint

Two humanitarian aid workers for Action Against Hunger / ACF-USA were abducted Friday, July 18th at 1AM (local time). The kidnapping took place in the compound where the ACF team was sleeping. According to ACF knowledge, the two expatriates are alive.

The two kidnapped staff members, both French nationals, are part of a team of 250+ local and expatriate aid workers providing relief to Afghan communities at risk of acute malnutrition. They were kidnapped from the base in Nili (the capital of Daikondi Province), which is located in central Afghanistan, about 310 km from Kabul.

Aid workers seized in Afghanistan

"...Two French aid workers have been abducted in central Afghanistan, the French aid organisation Action Against Hunger has announced. ..."

Organizations working to fight hunger

"...Action Against Hunger. Working in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to fight malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war, and natural disaster. ..."

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,

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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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