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Extreme Food Insecurity Surfaces in Guatemala

CHIQUIMULA, GUATEMALA—Surveys carried out by Action Against Hunger | ACF International along the Guatemalan border with Honduras show widespread food insecurity and high levels of malnutrition in a region buffeted by the global recession and poor rainfalls. The global humanitarian group has intervened on an emergency and long-term basis, treating children with severe acute malnutrition and implementing nutrition, food security, and water and sanitation programs in the area.

Nutrition Emergency Declared in Sierra Leone

MOYAMBA, SIERRA LEONE—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to treat more than 600 young children who have been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition in the Moyamba district of southern Sierra Leone. A recent nutritional survey carried out by the global humanitarian organization reveals that 3.8 percent of children in the region suffer from the life-threatening condition.

ACF Responds to Nutrition Crisis in D.R. Congo

DJUMA, BANDUNDU, D.R CONGO—Action Against Hunger | ACF International found some of the highest rates of acute malnutrition the organization has ever seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo during its latest nutrition survey in Djuma, a health zone in the southern province of Bandundu.

Thousands Face Starvation in Southern D.R. Congo

KANANGA & MBUJI-MAYI, D.R CONGO—The global humanitarian group Action Against Hunger | ACF International is calling for urgent action to treat the thousands of children with severe acute malnutrition in the Kasai provinces of southern Democratic Republic of Congo. Recent nutrition surveys uncovered an alarming number of children with the life-threatening condition in an area largely neglected by international donors, who are focused on the country’s war-torn eastern region.

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.

ACF Responds to Disasters in Southeast Asia

PADANG, INDONESIA & MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES—Action Against Hunger | ACF International has launched an emergency response to assist the victims of two earthquakes that hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra over the last 48 hours. These natural disasters come in the wake of devastating flooding in the Philippines, where ACF teams are on the ground preparing to receive the first aerial shipment of emergency supplies.

South Sudan Faces Widespread Crop Failure, Food Crisis

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—The threat of a massive food deficit in South Sudan is growing, Action Against Hunger | ACF International cautioned today. The international organization is concerned about the humanitarian impact of a number of troubling developments: high staple food prices and poor stocks from last year’s crop yields; an extended dry spell that delayed the planting season, a serious setback in a region plagued by seasonal flooding; and an alarming pre-harvest spike in acute malnutrition rates.

ACF Launches Emergency Response in Philippines

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES—The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International is rushing to provide immediate assistance to the victims of Typhoon Ketsana, which hit the Philippines on Saturday. Severe flooding caused by the typhoon has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and into temporary relief centers in the capital city of Manila and surrounding provinces.

Flooding in Burkina Faso Leaves Tens of Thousands Homeless

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso—International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has mounted an emergency response after the heaviest rainfall in almost a century destroyed major parts of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. The flooding has affected more than 150,000 people, a third of whom have sought refuge in dozens of temporary shelters throughout the city.

Severe Drought Causes Acute Malnutrition Spike in Eastern Mali

Gao, Eastern Mali—International humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International has issued an appeal for urgent action to counter the alarming rates of acute malnutrition in Gao, an eastern region of Mali. Surveys carried out in the area reveal that 16% of children under five—more than 1,600 in total—have moderate or severe acute malnutrition, a proportion that exceeds the World Health Organization’s emergency threshold of 15%.

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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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