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Cash Learning Partnership: Turning Cash Into Aid, Part 1

Kendra Hughbanks is working for ACF International as the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) Assistant. Though based in New York, she is spending a month in the Philippines to focus on case studies that illuminate emergency intervention and recovery. This post is the first in a series. Read Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.


ACF-AECID Turns Over Project To Surigao Del Sur

"The Action Contra la Faim or Action Against Hunger-Agencia Española Cooperacion International Para El Desarrolllo (ACF-AECID), an international non-profit organization, has recently turned-over all its projects in five municipalities of Surigao del Sur including this city.

'KALAPA-IT' No More After Implementation of ACF Program

“'KALAPA-IT,' a term in the local dialect in Surigao del Sur which means “bitter,” is used by Panfilo Otacan to describe what how life used to be for his family prior to the Action Contra la Faim or Action Against Hunger (ACF) project in the area.

Rural Pharmacy: Empowering The People Of Pakwan

"With the project, Pakwan’s community has been able to access medicines and basic commodities at cheaper price thru the realization of Botika ng Barangay (BnB) implementation by the Action Contre la Faim (ACF) or Action Against Hunger.

Spanish Aid

"A big number of household beneficiaries in the five municipalities and this city of Surigao del Sur started to benefit from the Action Contra la Faim (ACF), known as Action Against Hunger of the AECID-funded projects of the Spanish government."


The Philippines has a troubled history of armed conflict between the government and various militant groups, uprooting millions of citizens from their homes over the last 40 years. While a climate of peace has prevailed over the past five years, huge inequities remain between the wealthy and extremely poor. Access to food and clean water remains a huge challenge to the most at risk, with more than 20% of Filipino children under age five experiencing malnutrition.

Earthquake in Japan: ACF Responding to Tsunami Threat in Philippines

CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES—In response to the threat of tsunamis resulting from the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan, the international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched emergency measures with local and national authorities to help more than 45,000 people evacuate from at-risk areas of Catanduanes, an island province of the Philippines.

Visa and Leading Humanitarian Aid Organizations Partner to Improve Speed and Efficiency of Relief Payments in Times of Disaster Partnership to develop emergency preparedness for cash transfers, starting in the Philippines

"The Cash Learning Partnership, a consortium formed after the 2005 southeast Asia tsunami and whose Steering Committee includes Oxfam Great Britain, the British Red Cross, Save the Children, Action Against Hunger | ACF International and the Norwegian Refugee Council, is focused on improving the quality of programs whose approach includes the use of cash transfers whether in physical cash, paper voucher or digital currency form, such as through prepaid cards."

Visa and Leading Humanitarian Aid Organizations Partner to Improve Speed and Efficiency of Relief Payments in Times of Disaster

SAN FRANCISCO—Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), the global payments technology leader, and the Cash Learning Partnership, a consortium of leading humanitarian aid organizations, today announced a new partnership aimed at making the distribution of money to individuals—or cash transfers—in disaster relief faster, more effective and more secure.

ACF Responds to Disasters in Southeast Asia

PADANG, INDONESIA & MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to assist the victims of two earthquakes that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra over the last 48 hours. These natural disasters come in the wake of devastating flooding in the Philippines, where ACF teams are on the ground preparing to receive the first aerial shipment of emergency supplies.


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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