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Help raise money for Philippine typhoon victims by surfing the Web

"Starting this weekend, users can help raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines by simply surfing the Web. Tab for a Cause, the organization behind a Web browser extension that donates money to charity every time users open a new tab on their browsers, said it will donate an extra $0.10 for every user who signs up for the service between Saturday and Tuesday. 

Ads to fight hunger in Africa, without the hungry

"In recent years, many charities have embraced more nuanced and positive portraits of people in need, eliminating images of skeletal victims in tattered rags, in favor of glossy pictures of mothers and children with large, solemn eyes. Some have gone further, embracing abstract images. A year ago, Action Against Hunger undertook a campaign using a string of abstract, faceless paper dolls — one much skinnier than the others — to depict the idea of hunger.

Millions in Sahel are short on food; aid agencies scrape for cash

"Aid agencies put out an SOS on Monday, saying they have fallen far short on funding to feed people in the Sahel area of West Africa, a shortfall that could lead to millions of people starving.

Smart aid to Myanmar

"...In addition, Action Against Hunger (www.actionagainsthunger.org) offers both immediate nutrition and programs to boost food security, and it spends almost nothing on fundraising..."

Good vs. good in Darfur

"What prompted the complaints were a series of ads run by Save Darfur calling for more aggressive action in Darfur, including the imposition of a 'no-fly' zone over western Sudan to prevent attacks by the Sudanese air force on the Darfurians. For humanitarian relief groups, the effect of this, however well intended, would be to put the on-the-ground aid effort at risk because the relief organizations themselves fly constantly over Darfur in aircraft virtually indistinguishable from those fielded by the government of Sudan.

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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