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Torrential Rains and Monsoon Flooding Affect Millions in Southern Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains have inundated southern Pakistan, displacing some 200,000 people and leaving an estimated five million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the Balochistan and Sindh Provinces. In response to the Government of Pakistan’s call for international support, Action Against Hunger has launched rapid needs assessments in the Sindh Province to determine emergency needs among the affected communities, many of which have yet to fully recover from the historic floods of 2010.

USAID provides more than $30 Million in Humanitarian Assistance

In response to the flooding that occurred in Cotabato City and Maguindanao in July 2011, USAID/OFDA partnered with Action Against Hunger (ACF) with a grant of $100,000. This enabled ACF to distribute hygiene kits and repair water sources to more than 12,500 persons.

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.

 

Caught in the Conflict

Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s first intervention in Pakistan was in 1979 in the context of the Afghan crisis and the arrival of thousands of Afghan refugees. After the country-wide torrential rains which began in late July 2010 and affected 17.2 million people, ACF scaled up its programs responding to the emergency, initially with life-saving activities and later on with livelihoods restoration.

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.

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.”

ACF Mounts Response to Flooding on Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH & RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR—In the aftermath of three days of torrential rains that caused flooding and landslides in the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Action Against Hunger’s teams on the ground have mobilized to respond.

Too Much, Too Little: Water As a Seasonal Problem

The (Earth) Science of Saving Lives: Trayle Kulshan on Why She Loves Working with Water

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Coordinator Trayle Kulshan works with Action Against Hunger in Kenya where she oversees the extension of water and sanitation improvements to vulnerable populations in the region. The problems Trayle works on in Kenya include protecting water points from contamination, constructing fresh-water wells, and installing water-filtration systems.

Displaced Georgian Families Face An Uncertain Future After Conflict

Madrid, Spain—Pasha Pakeliana, 63, lives in Georgia’s Kodori Valley in Abkhazia and is no stranger to hardship. Like her fellow Georgians, this is not the first time she and her family have had to flee their homes as a result of conflict. "We live in Abkhazia but I know that if I return, I’ll never be able to leave again," states Pasha who now sleeps on a mattress on the floor, in very poor hygienic conditions, in one of the shelters of Kutaisi, west of Georgia.

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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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