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A Famine Looms In Niger

"Many agencies are working to address the immediate needs of this crisis and the longer-term solutions to malnutrition and food insecurity in Niger. Donations to Helen Keller International, Catholic Relief Services, or Action Against Hunger will be directed to Niger’s neediest populations."

Culinary Benefits

"Action Against Hunger, an organization that works to feed children and help families, will hold a benefit tasting party on June 15 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Touch nightclub, 240 West 52nd Street. More than 40 restaurants and food purveyors will participate."

Le Fooding Is Coming to New York

"Le Fooding-New York will be held on Sept. 26 and 27 at P.S. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets will be $25, $15 of which is expected go to Action Against Hunger."

Sudan’s Move on Aid Groups Censured

“'Everything is shut down since Wednesday afternoon,' said Philippe Conraud, the desk officer for Chad and Sudan for Action Against Hunger. 'Our biggest worry is about the humanitarian situation — some 50 to 70 percent of the humanitarian assistance has stopped.'"

Walking the Walk, Tightening the Belt

"...For the six-week period from Sunday through Oct. 18, Weight Watchers says it will donate the cost of one pound of food for every pound of weight lost by its members to two hunger-fighting groups, Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger. The maximum amount it will donate is $1 million. ..."

Toll Climbs in Peru, Areas Lack Water, Power

"A day after a powerful earthquake devastated cities along Peru’s southern coast, government officials put the death toll at 437, with at least 17,000 people displaced and with wide areas without power, telephone service or road access on Thursday night...In Pisco, many of the survivors were in shock, wandering the streets and crowding around the overwhelmed hospital, desperate for reports about loved ones or distraught after receiving the worst kind of news."

ACF's response "Sub-Saharan Africa: A Less Encouraging View"

"While the article states that 'hunger seemed less of a problem,' 43 percent of those polled in Africa were unable to afford needed food in the past year...Only by continuing efforts to combat hunger and the lack of access to clean water will the growing optimism take root.

Nan Dale
David Blanc
New York, July 26, 2007

...The writers are, respectively, executive director and program director, Action Against Hunger."

Questions Remain on Massacre in Sri Lanka

"The massacre of the 17 was among the worst attacks aimed at aid workers in any conflict anywhere in recent years, approaching the toll in the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003...The government, apparently to deflect calls for an international human rights mission, has appointed a panel to conduct an independent investigation of the massacre and several other prominent human rights crimes

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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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