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U.N. Relief Official to Help Coordinate Aid Efforts

Still, Ms. Ferris and other experts said the Philippines was relatively well positioned to handle the crisis, even as it evoked images of the devastation wrought on impoverished countries by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the January 2010 Haiti earthquake.

“In the Philippines, you have a functioning government. That’s the main difference,” said Andrea Tamburini, the director of operations at Action Against Hunger, an emergency group that operates in 47 countries. “The country goes into recurrent crises. They have a much better way of coordinating.”

The European Commission and its humanitarian partners: collaboration that saves lives

The European Commission wants to ensure that every euro it spends on humanitarian assistance delivers maximum value to the people who need our assistance. This is an obligation toward those we help, but also toward our taxpayers whose solidarity is translated into humanitarian assistance with the help of the Commission’s partners.

Pakistan

Pakistan has experienced a steady rise in destabilizing socio-political, economic, and environmental forces over the past decade that have torn at the very fabric of this fragile nation. Behind these seismic geopolitical forces lies a backdrop of chronic and acute undernutrition, widespread food insecurity, and recurring natural disasters that routinely displace millions of people, destroy homes and vital infrastructure, and disrupt countless lives and livelihoods.

Kenya

Kenya has one of the largest economies in East and Central Africa, and a strong agricultural sector. However, the unequal distribution of wealth has left half of the country’s population living below the poverty line. Struggling Kenyans face daunting health challenges such as malnutrition, malaria, and waterborne diseases—all preventable illnesses that the nation’s public health system is ill-equipped to handle. To assist these vulnerable populations, Action Against Hunger has been implementing programs in nutrition, food security, and water, sanitation, and hygiene in Kenya since 2002.

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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