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2011 Horn of Africa Drought

With life-threatening conditions reaching catastrophic levels in parts of Eastern Africa, the United Nations took the extraordinary step of declaring famine in parts of Somalia, a classification defined by mortality rates greater than two people per 10,000 per day across a specific region, along with skyrocketing rates of deadly malnutrition (above 30% for children under five), among other indicators.

P&G Partners with Save the Children and Others to Provide 800,000 Refugees

"Procter & Gamble and the international humanitarian organizations Save the Children, Population Services International (PSI), AmeriCares, Action Against Hunger, GlobalMedic, and others will provide more than 140 million liters of clean drinking water to victims of drought in East Africa...The effort will provide PUR packets to more than 800,000 refugees without access to clean drinking water... Initial efforts will focus on refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, where PUR distribution programs and supply chains are already in existence."

Updates On Our Work In The Horn of Africa: Focus on Somalia

Action Against Hunger is currently responding in two of Somalia’s most affected regions, Bakool and Benadir, where our programs to date have focused on (1) the provision of therapeutic treatment and medical care for acutely malnourished children, (2) general nutritional support for children under five years of age, and (3) emergency access to food, clean water, and improved sanitation for the most vulnerable.

UNICEF And The European Union Combat Malnutrition In Drought-stricken Uganda

"To tackle this critical problem, the European Union humanitarian aid department (ECHO), UNICEF and Action Against Hunger are working hand-in-hand with Uganda’s Ministry of Health, referral hospitals, health centres, and communities to integrate the treatment and prevention of malnutrition into routine health services."

Horn Of Africa: 10 Million People Facing Starvation, According To ACF

"Nearly ten million people are threatened by famine in the Horn of Africa, particularly Kenya, warned on Monday the NGO Action against Hunger (ACF), which requires urgent action.

Fears Of 'Death On An Epic Scale' In Somalia Crisis

"Jens Opperman, the head of charity Action Against Hunger in Somalia, said the situation is deterioriating and will continue to do so unless there is a significant increase in international support.

Somalia Faces Drought 'catastrophe'

"'We are no longer talking about a humanitarian crisis or a humanitarian emergency,' said Jens Oppermann, the country director of Action Against Hunger (Action Contre La Faim, ACF). 'We are seeing this as a humanitarian catastrophe,' he told AFP.'We see people coming into Mogadishu in a state that we have not seen in this form before,' Oppermann added, describing 'unimaginable suffering beyond the scale of what is acceptable.'"

United Nations Declares Famine In Southern Somalia Amid Drought, Conflict

"The food- security crisis in the Horn of Africa nation is the worst since a famine in 1992, when 300,000 people died, according to Action Against Hunger, a New York-based humanitarian organization"

SOMALIA: Time For Immediate Action On Famine - UN

"The humanitarian community has stepped up its response to the crisis, some by setting up cash-for-work or cash relief activities and distributing food. Action Contre la Faim, for example, is airlifting tons of food into Somalia.."

Somalia Famine The Latest Woe For Troubled Country

"Action Against Hunger is the only humanitarian agency working in Bakool, one of the two regions of Somalia officially suffering from famine. The US-based charity was one of those which moved into Mogadishu following the last famine in 1991. Spokesman Jens Oppermann said: 'It is very difficult for outsiders to get into Somalia because of the security situation. We depend completely on our local staff. They have the acceptance and protection of the locals. People in Bakool are otherwise totally unsupported.

Famine Declared in Somalia as Scale & Scope Reach Catastrophic Levels

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—With life-threatening conditions reaching catastrophic levels in parts of Eastern Africa, the United Nations took the extraordinary step of declaring famine in parts of Somalia, a classification defined by mortality rates greater than two people per 10,000 per day across a specific region, along with skyrocketing rates of deadly malnutrition (above 30% for children under five), among other indicators.

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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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