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Emergency Response

Planeloads of Emergency Supplies Sent to Guatemala

In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Stan, humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger has sent the first of two plane-loads of emergency supplies from Spain to San Marcos, Guatemala. This shipment, which arrived on Monday, contained 6 tons of water and sanitation equipment including 10 water tanks, 100 kilograms of water-treatment chemicals, four electric generators and four water pumps.

Rushing Relief Assistance to Victims of South Asian Quake

In response to the devastating earthquake in South Asia, the international aid organization Action Against Hunger (known internationally as Action contre la Faim, or ACF) will fly in 30 tons of food aid and water provision supplies this week and send in a response team of water, sanitation, and food security experts.

How 180,000 Nigeriens Will Escape Starvation

In response to the ongoing crisis in Niger, the international aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) has begun distributing 3,000 tons of food to 153,000 people. Action Against Hunger has also begun treating 27,000 malnourished children in the area, and plans to increase its response by opening additional centers to treat children suffering from severe malnutrition.

Action Against Hunger Begins Distributions in Mali & Niger

The international aid organization Action Against Hunger is stepping up its response to stave off a famine that the UN warns could affect 2.5 million people—800,000 of whom are children.

Emergency in Mali and Niger

The international relief organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) called on the United States, as well as the other Group of 8 countries, to intervene in an emergency in northern Mali and Niger.

Drought Emergency in Mali

Humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger (ACF) has dispatched an emergency operation to attend to the most vulnerable groups that are being displaced in search of water, food, and grazing land for their animals - their only source of nutrition and income.

Emergency in Iran, Action Against Hunger is Already Helping in the Area of Earthquake Devastation

Early this morning, an earthquake shook the province of Kerman in southeast Iran. As soon as Action Against Hunger heard about the disaster, a team of relief professionals traveled from Bam to Zarand, the area of the earthquake, to evaluate the most urgent needs of victims and to organize emergency assistance.

The area of the disaster is located 250 kilometres from Bam, where Action Against Hunger has been present since December 2003, when an earlier earthquake devastated the area and left more than 40,000 dead and thousands injured.

Jean-Christophe Rufin, President of ACF-France, Visits Post-Tsunami South Asia

Jean-Christophe Rufin, President of Action Against Hunger France, is bringing his support to the teams and to the victims of the disaster. He left Wednesday and is currently at the Action Against Hunger base in Batticaloa, on the East coast of Sri Lanka - one of the areas most affected by the tsunami. He will return to France on Sunday.

Separately, a cargo plane chartered by Action Against Hunger will take off tonight at 10pm from Vatry (Marne) for Sri Lanka, with volunteers and 40 tons of equipment on board.

Tsunami in Sri Lanka Worsens Pre-Existing Crisis

When the tsunami of December 26 hit Sri Lanka with 50-foot waves traveling more than 1.5 miles inland, the country was already reeling from floods two weeks earlier. Over a period of 10 days, floods had destroyed thousands of homes and half the local paddy fields, slashing January's projected food harvest by 75% and leaving 61,000 Sri Lankans affected.

Affected by Hurricane Jane, Gonaives is Emerging From Mud, but Situation Remains Tense

Limited access to food and sanitation in Gonaives, Haiti, will increase risks to the population during the coming weeks, according to Action Against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim (ACF), the non-governmental, non-religious, non-profit international organization that aids more than 5 million beneficiaries a year around the world. In order to prevent the malnutrition of children, the primary victims, ACF will establish more than 15 feeding stations in devastated neighbourhoods of Gonaives during the first few days of December.

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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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