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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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.

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.

West Bank: Water Restored to Thousands

WEST BANK, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES—In response to severe water shortages in the southern West Bank, international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has improved access to water and sanitation for over 12,500 people in some of the places hardest hit by the 2009 drought.

The 200 Mile House

In rural areas of northern Uganda, most homes are made of mud bricks, and without water nearby, people have to travel for miles just to get the water to construct them.

Take Ongero Moses, a father of six who lives in the village of Omerkol. Ongero fled to the town of Lira with his family in 2001 because of armed conflict. After scraping by working as a casual laborer and motorbike taxi driver for several years, Moses and his family returned to Omerkol in 2008.

Rebuilding Lives after the War in Northern Uganda

Action Against Hunger is helping restore stability to the lives of thousands of Ugandans returning to their communities for the first time in decades. After years of providing assistance in camps for people displaced by brutal conflict, our teams are following families back to their homes and helping them get back on their feet.

Pennsylvania Church Helps Bring Clean Drinking Water to Thousands in D.R. Congo

After years of violent conflict and decades of neglect, much of the Democratic Republic of Congo lacks basic infrastructure, including water systems. Without access to clean water, thousands of Congolese children die every year from preventable water-related diseases like cholera, diarrhea, and dysentery. Action Against Hunger is working throughout the country to ensure that families in distress have sustainable access to clean drinking water.

Tyco International Joins Action Against Hunger to Provide Thousands of Liters of Clean Water in Haiti

NEW YORK, NY—In the wake of the January 12th Haitian earthquake that devastated much of the water infrastructure in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, Action Against Hunger | ACF International rushed to provide access to clean drinking water by setting up more than 40 emergency distribution points and repairing damaged systems serving hundreds of thousands of people.

Clean Communities, Healthier Lives

Action Against Hunger is training community members across northern Uganda in good hygiene and sanitation practices to make their villages healthier and cleaner places to live. Sam, a member of the Village Health Team in the town of Obir, has participated in five training sessions since 2008. He also serves as a model for his neighbors, who have followed his lead in taking steps to improve their health.

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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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