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For Displaced Pakistanis, a Positive Way Forward

One is a 65-year-old woman, displaced by severe floods in 2010. The other is a 60-year-old man, a farmer forced from his fields and his home when the government’s clashes with regional insurgents intensified. They hail from different villages in Pakistan’s northern Nowshera District, and are unlikely to ever meet. But what they do share are compelling stories of human resilience in overcoming tremendous adversity to move forward positively with their lives—all with support from Action Against Hunger. These are their stories.

Pakistan: Hundreds of Thousands Displaced, in Need of Assistance

The following information has been distributed by the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum, of which Action Against Hunger is a member, and the National Humanitarian Network.

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.

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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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