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Sahel Crisis: Regional Food Emergency Intensifies in Mali, Mauritania

As the regional food crisis intensifies in Africa’s Sahel region, we’ve worked to provide you with the latest information. Most recently, we wrote about the situation on the ground in Chad, where food shortages, price hikes, and drought have put many thousands of children in danger. Indeed, one million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition across the region.

Cash Transfers a Successful Antidote to Sahel Emergency

Although it may seem counter-intuitive in the context of a humanitarian emergency, money can be one of the most effective mediums for saving lives during emergencies such as that unfolding across the Sahel—a crisis in which three million children are expected to become severely malnourished in the coming months.

The Many Meanings of Famine

According to the United Nations, Somalia is no longer experiencing a famine. While we can and should cheer this news, to understand what it actually means we must examine how the UN defines famine—and how Somalia’s new status relates to our greater concern for the health of its people.

So, how does the UN decide whether to declare a famine in a country or region? There are three essential conditions:

Clean Water Access Initiative Sponsors Philippines Project

We’re teaming up with longtime partner Tyco on an emergency relief project to provide clean water to residents of the Philippine island of Mindanao in the aftermath of a damaging tropical storm.

A Million Children At Risk of Deadly Malnutrition in the Sahel

More than 10 million people are at risk of food shortages across Africa’s Sahel region, including communities in MauritaniaMali, Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.

Emergency Response Following Tropical Storm Washi in the Philippines

Hundreds of people are dead and more than 167,000 people have been affected following the crash of Tropical Storm Washi on the shores of the Southern Philippines over the weekend. Action Against Hunger, which operates a mission on the island on Mindanao, replied immediately to the disaster and charted course to effectively address the emergency water, sanitation, and nutrition needs of those impacted. Here's how we're helping:

Floods, Funding Shortages Undermine Recovery in Pakistan

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

A Crucial Moment for D.R. Congo

Ceris Bailes was an ACF Desk Officer for the D.R. Congo.

Climate Change Could Become a Leading Cause of Hunger

As international leaders descended on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa to determine environmental restrictions on some of the world’s worst pollutants, Action Against Hunger has urged the UN’s 2011 Climate Change Conference to act swiftly to institute programs to stave off the catastrophic effects that climate shocks are already having on developing countries.

Funding Shortages Leave Tens of Thousands of Pakistanis in Need

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

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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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