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Pakistan has experienced a steady rise in destabilizing socio-political, economic, and environmental forces over the past decade that have torn at the very fabric of this fragile nation. Behind these seismic geopolitical forces lies a backdrop of chronic and acute undernutrition, widespread food insecurity, and recurring natural disasters that routinely displace millions of people, destroy homes and vital infrastructure, and disrupt countless lives and livelihoods.

Financial Times Seasonal Appeal Raises $1.6 Million for ACF

NEW YORK, NY—The Financial Times Seasonal Appeal in partnership with Action Against Hunger | ACF International raised a total of $1,639,185 for the global humanitarian organization’s life-saving programs around the world.

“We are delighted that the appeal has raised so much. With recession and rising food prices contributing to further hardship for vulnerable people, the ACF cause is urgent and timely,” said Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. “Thank you to readers, to fund-matching donors and to others who have given so generously.”

The Alavi Foundation Joins Action Against Hunger for Pakistan Recovery Efforts

NEW YORK, NY—Six months after monsoon rains washed over Pakistan, wiping out roads, bridges, and other vital infrastructure, millions still lack access to clean water and sanitation, leaving them at serious risk of contracting deadly water-borne illnesses like cholera and dysentery.

Pakistani farmers rebuild after flood

"Though Mr Mala may be down, he is not out. Action Against Hunger, which is being supported in this year’s Financial Times seasonal appeal, delivered rice, flour and cooking oil last week that will feed his family and thousands of others as they resurrect livelihoods in the southern province of Sindh."

Group raises money for Pakistan

"Clear vocal harmonies carried across the vaulted ceiling of the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church as several dozen people gathered to raise money for Pakistani flood relief. All proceeds benefited Action Against Hunger, the U.S. branch of a French charity. Figures for money raised at the event weren’t available Sunday night. Action Against Hunger has been in Pakistan since 2005, and, since the flooding, it has worked to distribute drinking water and hygiene kits and to develop cash-for-work programs."

Financial Times Partners with Action Against Hunger for its Seasonal Appeal

NEW YORK, NY—The Financial Times has selected Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization with life-saving programs in over 40 countries, as its partner for its 2010-2011 seasonal appeal to readers.

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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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