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Fifteen Humanitarian Workers Killed in Sri Lanka

On Sunday, August 6, 2006, Action Against Hunger's offices in Paris confirmed the deaths of 15 of the organization's aid workers in the Sri Lankan town of Muttur. Benôit Miribel, Director-General of the organization described the disaster as the worst in Action Against Hunger's 27 years of existence.

Indonesian Tsunami

On 18th July, a tsunami hit Indonesia's Java Island. According to current figures, 547 people were killed, 323 people are still missing and 50,756 people have been displaced. Action Against Hunger carried out a needs assessment and has initiated water programs in three villages, assisting 5,000 people.

Post-Earthquake Indonesia: ACF International Mobilizes

The situation continues to grow worse in Indonesia in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the region of Jogjakarta last week. Authorities now estimate more than 6,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless and displaced, while amidst the increased activity of the Merapi Volano everybody fears the worst.

Growing Insecurity in Sri Lanka

For a month now, incidents of extreme violence have been causing concerns about a resumption of conflict in Sri Lanka. The deterioration of security conditions in the east and north of the country is forcing populations to flee from violence. Day after day, and despite a reduction in humanitarian space, Action Against Hunger continues helping populations who are in need of support more than ever.

Post-Earthquake Indonesia: ACF Team Assessing Needs

Following the earthquake that struck the Indonesian provinces of Java Central and Yogyakarta, Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim (ACF) International Network dispatched a team of emergency specialists, one of whom arrived on the day of the tragedy.

Alarming Malnutrition Rates In Northwestern Nepal

The northwest of Nepal has been affected by drought for more than six months. This has led to a crisis among people living in isolated areas of the region. A one-month assessment in the region by teams from Action Against Hunger (also known as Action contre la Faim or ACF) found that more than 85% of the population has used up all its stores of food. In addition, severe malnutrition rates among children younger than five years of age are higher than in Darfur.

Aid Effort Perseveres Despite Increasingly Bad Weather

Temperatures hover between -2 and 10 degrees Celsius, the ground alternates between frozen solid and a sea of mud, the number of reported pneumonia cases has tripled, and, to make matters worse, it's started snowing. Yet, international aid organization Action Against Hunger (Also known as Acion contre la Faim or ACF) continues to fight against the weather and transportation nightmares to ensure that the Pakistani survivors of the South Asian earthquake will make it through the winter.

Aid Paralyzed by Lack of Air Transportation in Pakistan

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger (also known as Action contre la Faim or ACF) issued an urgent warning today that without significant international assistance there will be no way to meet all of the needs of the people in Pakistan.

Although the organization has been able to deliver some supplies, ACF emphasized that the lack of sufficient transportation has become a potentially lethal impediment to relief efforts in Pakistan.

Aid to Pakistan: Major Push Planned Despite Obstacles

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger (also known as Action contre la Faim or ACF) has increased its aid to those affected by the earthquake in Pakistan. The organization has already distributed 2.5 metric tons of food, and it will begin major distributions of shelter items (tents, blankets) in conjunction with UNICEF. It will also distribute additional food, food vouchers, and hygiene kits (soap, toothpaste) to more than 33,000 people in the hard-hit and difficult-to-access areas surrounding Battagram and Bala Kot.

Action Against Hunger Presides Over NASDAQ Opening Bell

Emphasizing the need for donations and assistance in Pakistan, Cathy Skoula, executive director of the international aid organization Action Against Hunger (also known as Action contre la Faim or ACF) opened The NASDAQ Stock Market today.

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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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