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ACF Provides Clean Water & Sanitation in Flood-Affected Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—In spite of serious logistical challenges in reaching flood survivors in hard-hit areas of Pakistan, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International has launched emergency programs to stem outbreaks of deadly water-borne illnesses and help families who have lost everything. These programs target 52,500 people particularly affected by torrential rains in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

Unprecedented Floods Affect 20 Million in Pakistan

Pakistan has been hit by the worst flooding in its history, with an estimated 20 million people affected. Monsoons have swept away homes, bridges, and roads, leaving millions displaced and in need of immediate assistance.

“The situation is truly catastrophic,” says Nan Dale, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger’s U.S. headquarters. “Survivors are in desperate need of clean water and sanitation, so our focus is on these areas. We’ll also be helping families whose lives have been turned upside down recover their livelihoods.”

Pakistan’s Humanitarian Forum Calls For Urgent International Support

Having described the floods as the most debilitating natural disaster in the country’s history, Pakistan’s government has requested international support. The government has suspended expenditures from its already meager development budget, and shifted its limited resources to the relief effort.

Emergency Unfolds as Flooding Devastates Northern Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN—With the most severe flooding on record in over 80 years, northern Pakistan is reeling from a natural disaster of significant scale and scope. As estimates of the dead and displaced rise steadily since the flooding began—and with more monsoon rains on the way—the global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is rushing to assess where best to deploy its emergency water and sanitation programs to help stem the outbreak of disease and water-borne illnesses.

Sahel Food Crisis: 10 Leading Aid Agencies Call for Urgent 'Surge' in Aid for 10 Million Hungry People

NEW YORK, NY— Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. The center of the crisis is Niger, where seven million people, almost half the population, have not enough food.

Malnutrition Crisis in Chad Threatens Thousands of Young Lives

Country Director Jean-François Carémel discusses the malnutrition crisis in the Bahr el Ghazal region of western Chad, where Action Against Hunger’s recent surveys show the severe malnutrition rate for children under five at 27 percent—almost double the emergency threshold set by the World Health Organization.

ACF Deploys Emergency Teams to Meet Needs of Thousands Displaced by Violence in Kyrgyzstan

NEW YORK, NY—International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to assist the victims of ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan. An estimated 300,000 people have been internally displaced and at least 75,000 people have fled to neighboring Uzbekistan since violent clashes erupted in the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan in mid-June.

ACF Mounts Response to Flooding on Bangladesh-Myanmar Border

TEKNAF, BANGLADESH & RAKHINE STATE, MYANMAR—In the aftermath of three days of torrential rains that caused flooding and landslides in the border region between Bangladesh and Myanmar, Action Against Hunger’s teams on the ground have mobilized to respond.

ACF Launches Emergency Response to Tropical Storm Agatha

GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA—In the aftermath of tropical storm Agatha, global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is providing emergency relief to 50,000 people in the hard-hit region of Escuintla, Guatemala, where severe flooding has destroyed homes, contaminated drinking water, and threatened food supplies for thousands of families. The tropical storm battered the region on June 1st, leaving over 250 Guatemalans dead or missing and displacing at least 125,000 others.

Update on Haiti Relief Efforts Two Months after Quake

Pierre Tripon reports on the current humanitarian needs in Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s emergency programs, and the country’s prospects for the future.

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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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