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Emergency Response

Thousands Displaced by Georgia-Russia War Still Lack Basic Services

New York, NY—One year after the Russia-Georgia conflict over South Ossetia, nearly 30,000 people displaced during the fighting still lack sufficient access to potable water and adequate sanitation, according to the results of a joint study carried out by Action Against Hunger (ACF), UNICEF, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Nutritional Crisis Now Acute: Malnutrition Spikes in Northern Kenya

International humanitarian organizations Action Against Hunger | ACF International, Islamic Relief (IR), and Save the Children (SC-UK) have issued a joint appeal for urgent action to contain and reverse the alarming rates of acute malnutrition uncovered in Kenya’s northeastern province.

Action Against Hunger Expelled from Darfur along with Nine Other Aid Groups

On Wednesday, March 4th, authorities in northern Sudan ordered the global humanitarian organization ACF International to leave Darfur along with nine other international aid organizations. With registrations revoked, ACF’s offices in Khartoum were sealed off and the organization’s programs brought to a halt.

D.R. Congo: Groups Fear for Civilian Safety

A coalition of 100 humanitarian and human rights organizations today called on John Holmes, the UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, to insist that protecting civilians be a top priority of the joint Congolese and Rwandan military operation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Holmes is due to arrive in Goma, the North Kivu capital, on February 7, 2009.

Emergency Water Distributions Reach Families in Gaza

After 19 days of attacks and military intervention, the water and sanitation systems in the Gaza Strip are on the verge of total collapse. Despite difficulties of access, the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) has begun trucking emergency supplies of clean water to some 48,000 people in Gaza.

Action Against Hunger Calls For An Immediate Cease Fire in Gaza

Over the last 12 days, Gaza’s 1.5 million inhabitants—1 million of whom are women and children—have been subjected to constant aerial, sea, and land-based bombardments without any way to escape the violence. The global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) calls upon all sides to cease hostilities and allow for humanitarian assistance to reach the displaced in Gaza.

ACF Targets Water and Sanitation Needs in Crisis in Eastern D.R. Congo

A fragile lull in the fighting in North Kivu has allowed access for the humanitarian assistance needed by hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) fleeing insecurity in the eastern D.R. Congo.

Assessments Ongoing, Instability Reigns in Eastern D.R. Congo

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has dispatched emergency teams to North Kivu, D.R. Congo, where tens of thousands have been displaced in the latest round of armed conflict between government troops and rebel militias. The teams are assessing on the ground conditions in the Sake-Minova axis, west of Lake Kivu.

ACF Mobilizes Emergency Response to Crisis In Haiti

The humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is gravely concerned about the catastrophic situation that Haiti, and the city of Gonaives in particular, faces after the passage of three successive hurricanes.

Torrential rains and heavy winds have continued to batter Haiti for more than two weeks, accompanying the three hurricanes Gustav, Hanna and Ike. Gonaives remains very difficult to access due to complete flooding and the destruction of many facilities in the city.

Displaced Georgian Families Face An Uncertain Future After Conflict

Madrid, Spain—Pasha Pakeliana, 63, lives in Georgia’s Kodori Valley in Abkhazia and is no stranger to hardship. Like her fellow Georgians, this is not the first time she and her family have had to flee their homes as a result of conflict. "We live in Abkhazia but I know that if I return, I’ll never be able to leave again," states Pasha who now sleeps on a mattress on the floor, in very poor hygienic conditions, in one of the shelters of Kutaisi, west of Georgia.

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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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