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UK announces extra £12 million to help cyclone victims in Burma

"...Up to £1 million for Action Against Hunger to help 37,500 people by providing clean, safe water, sanitation and hygiene, access to food and non-food items in Bogale Township, Irrawaddy Division. ..."

France, Britain send aid for Myanmar cyclone victims

"...French aid group Action Contre la Faim (ACF), which provided the supplies being sent by plane, will take care of distribution itself. ..."

UN waits to talk to Myanmar bosses

"...However, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), a Paris-based aid group, said they they have been authorised to fly in and distribute aid on Thursday. ..."

Myanmar aid delays could spark unrest, agency warns

"'We are very worried about the situation,' Jean-Michel Grand, director of Action Against Hunger UK said. ..."

Google Highlights NGOs Responding in Myanmar

"...Action Against Hunger's response to the cyclone's devastation includes distribution of rice, water purification tablets, and shelters. The team of 300+ national staff and 21 expats also plan to rehabilitate water distribution systems and promote basic hygiene. Read more or donate to help. ..."

U.S. loosens Myanmar aid restrictions

"'Assuming that the money reaches its destination, it might have an impact on the victims living in urban Yangon, as they have access to supplies and markets,' said David Blanc, U.S. program director for Action Against Hunger. 'But most of the victims are poor peasants living in the small villages of the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, so they won't have access to remittances let alone access to supplies of marketed goods.'"

Myanmar: Emergency Shipments Arrive to Reinforce Action Against Hunger's Response on the Ground

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger/ ACF-USA has reinforced its efforts in Myanmar with additional shipments of relief materials and emergency response personnel. Plane loads en route for Yangon took off carrying crucial supplies—25 tons of protein biscuits, water purification kits, pumps and equipment for the provision of water, etc.—along with six additional experts in water and sanitation, logistics, and food security.

Smart aid to Myanmar

"...In addition, Action Against Hunger (www.actionagainsthunger.org) offers both immediate nutrition and programs to boost food security, and it spends almost nothing on fundraising..."

UN Says 1.5 Million People Affected by Myanmar Storm

"'The roads are very poor or destroyed, and in many cases there were no roads before,' said Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of Action Contre la Faim in London. 'Everybody's looking at boats.'"

Testing Time as Aid Agencies Rush to Help Myanmar

"'It's a big question. Can we do it and can we go to the south?' said Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) in London."

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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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