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As we roll into the end of the year, we’re reflecting.

Warning as humanitarian crisis deepens in Darfur

"...The World Food Programme (WFP) is distributing a two-month ration to 1.1 million displaced people who were served by Care, Solidarités, Action Against Hunger and Save the Children, which have all been expelled. But Rachid Jafaar, a WFP official, warned this was 'unsustainable', and the organisation could not guarantee that all the people affected, at 140 sites, would receive food."

U.N. says paralysed in Sudan without aid partners

"...Four of the shuttered NGOs -- CARE International, Save the Children U.S., Action Contre La Faim and Solidarites -- had distributed a third of the World Food Programme's aid in Darfur, regularly reaching 1.1 million people in 130 locations. ..."

WFP seeks to overcome operating setback in Sudan

"...Four of the expelled NGOs (Mercy Corps, Save the Children (US), Action Contre la Faim and Solidarites) were crucial partners to WFP in Darfur, where they carried out 35 percent of WFP distributions and reached 1.1 million people, plus 5,500 malnourished children and mothers on supplementary feeding. ..."

Aid groups on alert after NGO ouster from Darfur

"If people in West Darfur camps are deprived of essential assistance we cannot rule out the possibility that people will move into eastern Chad," said Philippe Conraud of Action Contre la Faim, which was expelled from Darfur and operates in Chad. "But it is far too early to say [whether this will happen]."

Sudan’s Move on Aid Groups Censured

“'Everything is shut down since Wednesday afternoon,' said Philippe Conraud, the desk officer for Chad and Sudan for Action Against Hunger. 'Our biggest worry is about the humanitarian situation — some 50 to 70 percent of the humanitarian assistance has stopped.'"

We are humanitarians, not activists, says aid NGO

"...Ten international NGOs were expelled: Britain's Oxfam and Save the Children; US-based CARE, CHF and the International Rescue Committee; the French Solidarités and Action Contre la Faim; and Mercy Corps, MSF’s Dutch section and the Norwegian Refugee Council. [...] Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president, confirmed that 10 foreign aid agencies had been expelled, accusing them of violating the law. Thierry Durand, of French NGO Doctors Without Borders, says his medical organisation is being wrongly accused. ..."

SUDAN: Aid agencies react to expulsions

"...The expelled organisations include Oxfam, CARE, MSF-Netherlands, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, the Norwegian Refugee Council, the International Rescue Committee, Action Contre la Faim, Solidarités and CHF International. ..."

Sudan's Leader Shuts Down Aid Groups

"Those that remain will find their work seriously hampered. The World Food Programme relies on four of the affected aid groups— Action Against Hunger, CARE, Save the Children U.S. and Solidarites— to distribute its food. 'WFP and other humanitarian agencies simply don't have the capacity to take over their life-saving work. The total number of people who receive WFP food through the four NGOs is 1.1 million,' the World Food Programme said in a statement."

Action Against Hunger Expelled from Darfur along with Nine Other Aid Groups

On Wednesday, March 4th, authorities in northern Sudan ordered the global humanitarian organization ACF International to leave Darfur along with nine other international aid organizations. With registrations revoked, ACF’s offices in Khartoum were sealed off and the organization’s programs brought to a halt.


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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