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Cholera Outbreak Slowly Stabilizes in Southern Juba

JUBA—June 19, 2014— Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, is not an easy city to navigate. While a few of the main roads that connect government buildings are paved and cared for, the vast majority of roads consist of nothing more than dirt and dust. Since July 2011, Juba has undergone the most rapid urban expansion it has ever seen with tremendous population growth and infrastructural development. Unfortunately the expansion, along with the current political conflict, has made Juba one of the most chaotic and disjointed cities in northeast Africa.

Response Spreads to Southern Juba to Protect Families from Cholera

JUBA—June 17, 2014— John Jenis, a proud father of five, is now the parent of four—he had to bury his three- year-old son last week. His little boy first started showing symptoms of cholera one recent morning, and passed away later that evening at Juba Hospital. It was that fast. “I think he got sick from playing with the dirty water next to our house; the kids always do it, even if I try to stop them. If I am around, I can protect them but if I am at work then they may even drink this water,” he explained with his other young children surrounding him.

Action Against Hunger Calls for Rapid Response to Escalating Violence in Iraq

As hundreds of thousands of people flee escalating violence in Iraq, Action Against Hunger urges the international community to act swiftly to mount a coordinated humanitarian response.

Hundreds of thousands of people—mainly families escaping violence in Mosul, in northern Iraq—have fled to the border of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government. The United Nations has reported 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Governorate of Erbil, and another 200,000 people in Dohuk. 

To Combat Cholera, Community and Humanitarians Unite

JUBA—June 12, 2014— The Action Against Hunger Cholera Emergency Response Team is working in the Tongping, Amarat, Gonya, and Ministries neighborhoods of South Sudan’s capital, Juba; these are four neighborhoods where cholera is present.

Response Goes Wide as Cholera Cases Rise in South Sudan’s Capital

Cholera, one of the most dangerous bacterial diseases that is often contracted from contaminated water, continues to spread in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan.

Optimism after Typhoon Haiyan: Roselyn Omeres

Editor's note: Earlier this week, we updated you on our progress in the Philippines. Now, to show you an example of how your support helps us reach families in need, we're sharing a remarkable story of resilience from a family in Tacloban that we're assisting with one of our post-emergency projects. 

Syria: Three Years of Crisis

The Ides of March—it holds such an ominous place in our collective literary and social consciousness. Some we may chalk up to superstition. But some, it seems, is frighteningly all too real—tomorrow, March 15th, marks the third anniversary of the beginning of crisis in Syria. The numbers are staggering. More than 100,000 people have died, 2.5 million are refugees, and more than four million are internally displaced within their devastated home country.

ACF Pakistan: Intégration de la nutrition dans le programme de réponse aux inondations

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

ACF Case Study: Pakistan: Nutrition mainstreaming in flood response programming

Pakistan experienced some of the worst floods in its history in 2010, affecting more than one-tenth of Pakistan's population. Chronic food insecurity and a poor baseline nutrition situation were worsened by the floods, which heavily damaged livelihoods, weakened coping mechanisms and created a humanitarian emergency in an area where structural poverty and inequity already existed.

Escalating Violence Threatens Thousands in the Central African Republic

After suffering a coup in early 2013, the Central African Republic was left with a challenging humanitarian situation, with an estimated 1.5 million citizens in need of assistance. In December, conditions deteriorated further as escalating violence threatened the lives of thousands of people already living on the brink of survival.

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