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2004 Asia Tsunami

Restaurants Against Hunger Tsunami Fundraising Event

Action Against Hunger and New York City Restaurants join forces to support Tsunami Survivors on Feb 9, 2005.

Jean-Christophe Rufin, President of ACF-France, Visits Post-Tsunami South Asia

Jean-Christophe Rufin, President of Action Against Hunger France, is bringing his support to the teams and to the victims of the disaster. He left Wednesday and is currently at the Action Against Hunger base in Batticaloa, on the East coast of Sri Lanka - one of the areas most affected by the tsunami. He will return to France on Sunday.

Separately, a cargo plane chartered by Action Against Hunger will take off tonight at 10pm from Vatry (Marne) for Sri Lanka, with volunteers and 40 tons of equipment on board.

ACF Implements Assistance Programs, Aceh, Indonesia

International humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has had a presence in Indonesia since 1997 for emergency interventions in conflict zones and for rebuilding assistance. Action Against Hunger is now intervening in Aceh, in the North of the island of Sumatra, to provide assistance to the distressed populations. The tsunami that took place on December 26, 2004 has caused the death of over 90,000 people in Aceh. Out of a total local population of 4 million, over 1million are displaced.

Tsunami in Sri Lanka Worsens Pre-Existing Crisis

When the tsunami of December 26 hit Sri Lanka with 50-foot waves traveling more than 1.5 miles inland, the country was already reeling from floods two weeks earlier. Over a period of 10 days, floods had destroyed thousands of homes and half the local paddy fields, slashing January's projected food harvest by 75% and leaving 61,000 Sri Lankans affected.

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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