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Muslim exodus threatens food crisis in C. African Republic

"An exodus of Muslim traders fleeing attacks by Christian militia in Central African Republic has pushed food markets there to the brink of collapse, threatening the nation with even deeper crisis...According to a survey by Oxfam and Action Contre la Faim [Action Against Hunger], supplies of 

Pioneering weather-, water-monitoring project offers way to tackle global food crisis

"PHOTO MENTION: Workers prepare guinea pigs before distributing them to local people, part of a food security programme by Action Against Hunger International (ACF) in Karete, Democratic Republic of Congo. Picture Feb 19, 2013. REUTERS/Jana Asenbrennerova"

Malnutrition kills more than 3 million children every year - study

"Nearly half of all deaths among children under five - 3.1 million deaths a year - are caused by malnutrition, according to a new series of reports released on Thursday. The 2013 Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition also estimated that stunting, a form of malnutrition which causes a child to be too small for his or her age, affected at least 165 million children worldwide in 2011, with Africa and Asia showing the highest prevalence

Special Report: Witnesses tell of organized killings of Myanmar Muslims

"...Most Rohingya struggle simply to get by. A 2010 survey by the French group Action Against Hunger found a malnutrition rate of 20 percent, far above the emergency threshold set by the World Health Organization. Many arrived as laborers from Bangladesh under British rule in the 19th century - grounds the government now uses to deny them citizenship. Rohingya were effectively rendered stateless under the 1982 Citizenship Law, which excluded them from the list of indigenous ethnic groups. Officials refer to them as Bengalis.

Mauritania’s parched earth

"I traveled to Mauritania with...Non-Governmental Organization Accion contra el Hambre [Action Against Hunger], which has been warning about the food crisis since the beginning of the year after poor rainfall in 2011. According to their estimates, a full third of the country’s population, amounting to around a million people, are at risk of suffering from malnutrition if rain doesn’t fall by July..."

U.N. says paralysed in Sudan without aid partners

"...Four of the shuttered NGOs -- CARE International, Save the Children U.S., Action Contre La Faim and Solidarites -- had distributed a third of the World Food Programme's aid in Darfur, regularly reaching 1.1 million people in 130 locations. ..."

France, Britain send aid for Myanmar cyclone victims

"...French aid group Action Contre la Faim (ACF), which provided the supplies being sent by plane, will take care of distribution itself. ..."

UN Says 1.5 Million People Affected by Myanmar Storm

"'The roads are very poor or destroyed, and in many cases there were no roads before,' said Jean-Michel Grand, executive director of Action Contre la Faim in London. 'Everybody's looking at boats.'"

Questions Still Haunt Sri Lanka Aid Massacre

"But this story is not about that. It is about the little I know of what was at the time the bloodiest attack on the humanitarian community since a 2003 bomb attack on the United Nations Baghdad headquarters...In what Human Rights Watch describes as 'an extraordinary piece of investigation', they blame a Muslim home guard and two police constables for most of the killings.

Report Details Sri Lanka Aid Massacre, Blames Forces

"A rights group report on Tuesday blamed local security forces for the massacre of 17 Sri Lankan tsunami aid workers in 2006 and accused the government of an outright cover-up...The University Teachers for Human Rights (UTHR), a Sri Lankan group that has been criticised by both sides throughout the two decade civil war, named a local Muslim home guard -- a police auxiliary -- and two constables as the killers of most of the group...UTHR said publishing the rep


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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