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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Haiti: ACF Working to Prevent Malnutrition

SAINTE MARIE, PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—As the risk of life-threatening malnutrition grows among young children in Haiti, Action Against Hunger | ACF-International has launched an emergency program to distribute high-protein BP5 biscuits to at least 15,000 vulnerable children.

ACF Provides Thousands of Liters of Water in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti last week, Action Against Hunger | ACF International is rushing to provide access to clean drinking water for survivors in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas.

Emergency Programs Launched in Haiti, Ensuring Access to Drinking Water for 35,000 People

An A340 cargo plane carrying 20 metric tons of emergency supplies and technical experts for Action Against Hunger | ACF International landed in Port-au-Prince Saturday morning, reinforcing ACF’s response to the Haitian population’s urgent need for clean water and sanitation. Another plane is scheduled to depart Monday evening with an additional 87 metric tons of emergency relief supplies.

Haiti: Access to Water and Sanitation Urgently Needed

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI—Less than 48 hours after a massive quake devastated parts of western Haiti, Action Against Hunger’s teams already on the ground have fully mobilized to meet humanitarian needs. External emergency personnel from Action Against Hunger | ACF International have also arrived to reinforce relief efforts already taking place, assess needs, and set up programs to assist disaster victims.

Earthquake in Haiti: Emergency Response Mobilized

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has mobilized an emergency response following the earthquake that devastated the city of Port-au-Prince yesterday. ACF teams on the ground have begun to carry out rapid evaluations across the city, while additional support, equipment, and materials—including water treatment supplies, emergency vehicles, and communications equipment—are en route from ACF’s bases in Gonaives.

 

From Trickle to Torrent

Nick Radin, our Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Advisor, recently returned from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Action Against Hunger is bringing clean water to communities affected by ongoing conflict in the region. He reports from the village of Hombo, on the border between North and South Kivu, provinces that have borne the brunt of much of the fighting between rebel militias and government soldiers. This violence has terrorized communities and forced thousands of families from their homes.

Hombo, D.R. Congo

What's Hygiene Got To Do With Hunger?

Daisy Nyaga is a Public Health Program Manager with Action Against Hunger in Kenya. She works with families to improve their health and prevent illnesses like malaria, dysentery, and cholera that kill millions of children every year and devastate families and entire communities. In recognition of her outstanding work on behalf of communities in distress, Daisy was honored with the Staff Honoree of the Year at the Action Against Hunger Annual Gala on November 18th.

A Clean Water Breakthrough

Dr. Greg Allgood is head of Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, which has helped guarantee millions of liters of clean water to children and families during periods of crisis. In recognition of its extraordinary efforts on behalf of distressed communities around the world, Procter & Gamble will receive the 9th annual Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Award on November 18th.

ACF Distributes Emergency Supplies in Earthquake Zone

PADANG, INDONESIA—Action Against Hunger | ACF International is responding to the immediate needs of those displaced by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra late last month. The global humanitarian group is supplying drinking water and emergency provisions to residents of Padang, the city most affected by the disaster, and surrounding areas.

Political Violence in Kenya: Glenn Hughson on Field Work and the Importance of Good Coffee

Kenya held elections on December 27th, 2007 and the skewed results led to accusations of ballot fixing. The aftermath of the results led to ethnic violence between a number of different communities that had supported the leading parties. Homes and businesses were burned and looted, water points poisoned, families separated, women were raped, and over 1,200 people were killed.

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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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