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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.'"

Haiti faces NGO quandary

"Pierre Tripon of the NGO Action Against Hunger, said that if all aid groups leave Haiti, 'there will be a lot of suffering. Our efforts are still indispensable.'"

10 million fear worst as Sahel faces new food crisis

"Sixty kilometres (40 miles) from Mao, at Nokou, people make do with whatever dates they can find near dry river beds to survive, said a member of the Action contre la faim (Action against Hunger) NGO."

Haiti criticized over forced stadium eviction

"PORT-AU-PRINCE - The aid group Action Against Hunger on Sunday slammed Haiti's forced evictions of hundreds of homeless quake victims from the pitch of the country's national stadium. 'We are shocked at the way it has happened. There is no planning. There is no solution offered to the people who lived in the stadium,'  unlike people evacuated from other camps, said Lucille Grosjean, spokeswoman for the France-based organization."

Myanmar Rohingyas swap suppression for squalor

"'There is no water or power. Barring children and pregnant women, none have access to food or medicine. When it rains it's impossible to walk and the mud shacks became too muddy to even sleep in,' said a worker with Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger, ACF)."

France to send two aid planes to Gaza

"...the French aid group Action Against Hunger (ACF) said it had started handing out emergency water supplies to 7,000 families in Gaza, where it said the water and sanitation system was "on the verge of total collapse."..."


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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