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2010 Haiti Earthquake

Philippe Massoud of ilili Fights Hunger with Hospitality

Philippe Massoud’s education in philanthropy started early. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a family of hoteliers, Philippe recalls how his father set aside space in his hotel for the International Red Cross during Lebanon’s long civil war; how his grandfather gave his home and a good part of his estate for the establishment of a school; how his mother could not turn down a plea for assistance from any of Beirut’s poor.

Responding to Natural Disasters

In light of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I thought you might be interested in learning a bit about how Action Against Hunger responds to natural disasters in the countries where we work.

Haiti Relief: We Came Together!

On March 29th, a group of individuals stopped by Action Against Hunger's office in New York City to present us with a donation raised by the students and faculty of City College of San Francisco’s John Adams Campus. Here is their inspiring story:

1,800 Miles for Haiti

If a good, long walk can clear a person’s head, Jordan Dibb may soon have one of the clearest heads in the world. He’s getting ready to walk from Minneapolis to Miami to raise money for Action Against Hunger’s emergency relief efforts in Haiti.

Update on Haiti Relief Efforts Two Months after Quake

Pierre Tripon reports on the current humanitarian needs in Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s emergency programs, and the country’s prospects for the future.

Tyco International Joins Action Against Hunger to Provide Thousands of Liters of Clean Water in Haiti

NEW YORK, NY—In the wake of the January 12th Haitian earthquake that devastated much of the water infrastructure in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, Action Against Hunger | ACF International rushed to provide access to clean drinking water by setting up more than 40 emergency distribution points and repairing damaged systems serving hundreds of thousands of people.

A Month after Earthquake, More than 100,000 People in Port-au-Prince Assisted by ACF

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has provided emergency services in clean water, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene to more than 100,000 people since the earthquake devastated the Haitian capital one month ago today. The humanitarian organization has also expanded its current operations in Port de Paix and Gonaives, cities that have experienced an influx of hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors fleeing the capital.

ACF Aid Reaches Thousands of Earthquake Survivors in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Three weeks after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck parts of western Haiti, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is providing displaced families with access to food, water, and sanitation in hard-hit neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.

Meeting Urgent Needs of Women with Young Children in Haiti

Amidst the camps for earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International is establishing multiple centers specifically designed to provide a range of services to mothers with young children, including a safe environment for breastfeeding, as well as medical, nutritional, and psychological support. Four makeshift tents are already operational, and by the time the program is completed, some 5,000 mothers and their infants will receive this specialized assistance.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Helping in Haiti

UPDATE: Orrick employees have successfully met the $75,000 matching gift challenge supporting Action Against Hunger's relief efforts in Haiti.

As the recent earthquake in Haiti has shown, the worst tragedies can bring out the best in human nature. When we see suffering, we want to help. For employees of the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, the desire to help will be boosted by a laudable program that doubles the impact of their donations.

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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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