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The London-based Financial Times selected Action Against Hunger as its partner for its 2010-2011 seasonal appeal to readers. The seasonal appeal, taking place from November to mid-January 2011, has raised £5 million over the past four years for Camfed, WaterAid, and Room to Read.

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Financial Times Seasonal Appeal Raises $1.6 Million for ACF

NEW YORK, NY—The Financial Times Seasonal Appeal in partnership with Action Against Hunger | ACF International raised a total of $1,639,185 for the global humanitarian organization’s life-saving programs around the world.

“We are delighted that the appeal has raised so much. With recession and rising food prices contributing to further hardship for vulnerable people, the ACF cause is urgent and timely,” said Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times. “Thank you to readers, to fund-matching donors and to others who have given so generously.”

FT seasonal appeal raises $1.6m

"The Financial Times seasonal appeal on behalf of the charity Action Against Hunger/ACF International, which fights child malnutrition and its causes, has raised a grand total of $1,639,185 (£1,014,476)."

Charitable drive has raised $215,000

"The FT’s seasonal appeal to readers on behalf of Action Against Hunger/ACF International has so far raised $215,000 – and fresh donations will go twice as far, thanks to a $300,000 pool of matching funds that has yet to be fully tapped."

Trying to turn a tide of malnutrition

"More storms would mean more ruined harvests – and more work for groups such as Action Against Hunger/ACF International, the charity that the Financial Times is supporting through this year’s seasonal appeal. ACF has spent three decades combating malnutrition wrought by war, natural disaster, politics and poverty."

Barber cuts a dash after help for fresh start

"The electric clippers – complete with generator – mirror, combs and gown with which Mr Mirenge plies his trade were provided by Action Against Hunger | ACF International, the charity the Financial Times is supporting in this year’s seasonal appeal. ACF carried out a survey of skills last year in Sake, as more and more refugees returned to the town as fighting between Congo’s myriad armed groups shifted elsewhere, and then provided the equipment needed for people such as Mr Mirenge to run his ­business."

Pakistani farmers rebuild after flood

"Though Mr Mala may be down, he is not out. Action Against Hunger, which is being supported in this year’s Financial Times seasonal appeal, delivered rice, flour and cooking oil last week that will feed his family and thousands of others as they resurrect livelihoods in the southern province of Sindh."

Menace beneath the surface

"The materials for Minova’s lakeside chlorine stations, as well as bulk deliveries of clean water, latrine kits and supplies to help sanitise the local hospital, come from Action Against Hunger/ACF International, the charity the Financial Times is supporting in this year’s seasonal appeal."

On the edge

"This is where Action Against Hunger/ACF International comes in. The charity, which the Financial Times is supporting through this year’s seasonal appeal, ships life-saving supplies of fortified milk and nutritious peanut paste down pitted roads through sometimes perilous territory; its medics assist local staff and spread treatment to remote hamlets."

War on crop disease yields a better diet

"In Bunyakiri, a region of 150,000 people where Mr Kamunono’s hamlet of Miowy is situated, four in five plots are affected by the mosaic virus, according Action Against Hunger/ACF International, an anti-malnutrition charity and beneficiary of the Financial Times’ seasonal appeal.

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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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