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"Launched ahead of World Humanitarian Day on Aug. 19, "Psychological First Aid: Guide for Fieldworkers" is aimed at enabling humanitarian and emergency workers all over the world to provide basic but vital psychosocial support to people in acute distress, including helping relief workers themselves.

CHAD: The Libya Fallout

"Remittances, which half of the households in Chad's western and southwestern regions of Kanem and Bahr el Ghazal used to receive, are down by 57 percent, according to a survey by NGOs Oxfam and Action Against Hunger (ACF). Households on average were sent US$220 per month."

Q+A-Rainy Season Worsens Chad Cholera

"A cholera outbreak in Chad has rapidly worsened since the onset of the rainy season in the central African nation, aid agencies said...Other aid groups, including Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Oxfam are running water and sanitation projects in various communities."

Aid groups want access to "fearful" Ivorians caught in fighting

"The aid agency Action Against Hunger (ACF) said on Wednesday it was flying 24 tonnes of material including energy biscuits, water reservoirs and buckets to Man in the west of Ivory Coast. 'It is essential that we ensure the international community is present,' Francois Danel, the executive director of ACF France, said in a statement. 'Because of the fighting, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes. Between the cities of Man and Duékoué many villages are completely empty, some burned to the ground.

Q+A- Niger and Chad on hunger alert

"Action Against Hunger (ACF) is providing logistical and technical support for the Niger authorities' response, which includes cash-for-work programmes to create 800 new village grain banks and reinforce another 1,000 existing banks. ACF is also providing nutritional support to 18,000 acutely malnourished under-five-year-olds in southern Niger and cash-based grants to 1,900 vulnerable people to boost purchasing power at local food markets.

Efforts to avert Niger food crisis undeterred by coup

"We continue to function normally," Michael Flachaire, head of Action Against Hunger's Spanish arm (ACF-E) in Niger, told AlertNet. "What is important to us is that all the technical and administrative authorities at local level continue to operate because they are vital to any response that international humanitarian organisations have to provide."

INTERVIEW: Nutrition experts needed to tackle Chad hunger - UN official

"Action Against Hunger (ACF) recently highlighted the lack of investment in health services in Bahr el Gazal, a semi-arid region in western Chad where the agency plans to help just under half of the 17,000 children who face life-threatening malnutrition. Mariana Merelo Lobo, director of operations at ACF UK, told AlertNet that helping local people deal with the impact of recurring droughts in the "forgotten" area would require a sustained operation lasting at least a year."

Sewage runs, garbage piles up at Haiti quake camps

"Aid group Action Against Hunger has installed water distribution points at the camp where people crowd round with buckets, but emergency latrines have yet to be installed. A large area around a small cluster of tatty and overflowing public toilets is full of clumps of human excrement and dirty tissues. A large public fountain where many strip off to wash has turned an opaque dark green covered with scum and garbage."

CHAD: Armed attacks blocking aid in the east

"...Aid organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Action Against Hunger have suspended most activities in the areas of Dogdore and Ade near the Sudanese border..."

Will corruption hurt Myanmar relief effort?

"...Action Against Hunger also says it hasn't allowed Myanmar's political situation to stop it from launching relief programmes in Myanmar. ..."

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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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