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Ebola Leads to Food Shortages in West Africa

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger USA warns the Ebola emergency has left a shortage of manpower for food production and a spike in food costs for the three main countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak... Andrea Tamburini, CEO of Action Against Hunger USA, added that the first phase in tackling the problem is to contain the Ebola virus.

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Flooding Cuts Off Malnourished Villages in Chad

"Oxfam partnered with the humanitarian agency Action Against Hunger on a fact-finding mission in four regions of Chad. [Oxfam's] Bambara said they found an acute nutritional crisis. 'We found that the malnutrition rate is very high even compared to Niger where the situation was already bad,' he added."

Hunger, Malnutrition Rise in Western Chad

"Mariana Merelo Lobo, Director of Operations for Action Against Hunger tells VOA, the issue is growing worse. 'In the previous fifteen years we would have acute malnutrition rates of around 20 percent and at the end of last year we found almost 27 percent of acute malnutrition [in children under the age of five] which is very, very, very high,' she said. The humanitarian organization is launching a year-long emergency operation in the region that includes setting up local health centers and promoting community programs."

Relief Efforts in Haiti Slowly Take Hold

"Inoge Laviette is with the international aid organization Action Against Hunger. This is the first time he has delivered water to the people who camped across from the presidential palace. 'The people have to walk around and go blocks away to find what water they can. Sometimes when they are desperate; they will drink any water - even dirty water with bacteria - to survive,' Laviette said."

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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