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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.

Humanitarian Emergency in Pakistan

Last month Pakistan was hit by the worst flooding in its history, affecting an estimated 20 million people. Here we present a conversation with Action Against Hunger's Emergency Field Coordinator based in Pakistan.

ACF Provides Clean Water & Sanitation in Flood-Affected Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—In spite of serious logistical challenges in reaching flood survivors in hard-hit areas of Pakistan, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International has launched emergency programs to stem outbreaks of deadly water-borne illnesses and help families who have lost everything. These programs target 52,500 people particularly affected by torrential rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

Unprecedented Floods Affect 20 Million in Pakistan

Pakistan has been hit by the worst flooding in its history, with an estimated 20 million people affected. Monsoons have swept away homes, bridges, and roads, leaving millions displaced and in need of immediate assistance.

“The situation is truly catastrophic,” says Nan Dale, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger’s U.S. headquarters. “Survivors are in desperate need of clean water and sanitation, so our focus is on these areas. We’ll also be helping families whose lives have been turned upside down recover their livelihoods.”

Pakistan’s Humanitarian Forum Calls For Urgent International Support

Having described the floods as the most debilitating natural disaster in the country’s history, Pakistan’s government has requested international support. The government has suspended expenditures from its already meager development budget, and shifted its limited resources to the relief effort.

Reports from aid agencies on the ground in flood ravaged Pakistan

"A number of aid agencies are coming to the rescue of millions of people impacted by the massive flooding in northern Pakistan...ACF’s teams are rushing to assess where needs are most critical, but the scale of the crisis, the chaos of the displacement and dislocation, the impending monsoons, and the destruction of vital infrastructure make communication and coordination all the more difficult.

Donor exhaustion worries aid organisations after devastating floods

"Daniel Holmberg, head of the Pakistan mission for NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF), doubts that the international reaction will be in anywhere near what is needed on the ground... ACF is about to launch its project in the Dir district in the north-west and we will be implementing projects in two more districts in the area – Charsadda and Nowshehra – to bring aid to some 75,000 people. The priority right now is to slow the spread of diseases such as cholera.

Emergency Unfolds as Flooding Devastates Northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—With the most severe flooding on record in over 80 years, northern Pakistan is reeling from a natural disaster of significant scale and scope. As estimates of the dead and displaced rise steadily since the flooding began—and with more monsoon rains on the way—the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is rushing to assess where best to deploy its emergency water and sanitation programs to help stem the outbreak of disease and water-borne illnesses.

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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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