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Special Report: Witnesses tell of organized killings of Myanmar Muslims

"...Most Rohingya struggle simply to get by. A 2010 survey by the French group Action Against Hunger found a malnutrition rate of 20 percent, far above the emergency threshold set by the World Health Organization. Many arrived as laborers from Bangladesh under British rule in the 19th century - grounds the government now uses to deny them citizenship. Rohingya were effectively rendered stateless under the 1982 Citizenship Law, which excluded them from the list of indigenous ethnic groups. Officials refer to them as Bengalis.

Myanmar: Water and Sanitation Assessment, Ayeyarwaddy Delta, Feb. 2008

Ayeyarwaddy division is a delta region in the south of Myanmar that constitutes the country's most important river system. A low-lying region subject to severe flooding, frequent storms, and other climatic hazards, it suffered major setbacks during the '04 tsunami, and more recently from Cyclone Nargis. Action Against Hunger | ACF International’s survey identifies the water and sanitation problems confronting local populations and proposes a range of solutions.


Ethnically and religiously diverse Myanmar (also known as Burma) is perhaps best known for the military junta that has ruled this Southeast Asian country since 1962. The international community’s standoff with the military government has led to economic embargoes that have crippled Myanmar’s economy and driven up inflation. And while there were recent signs of a possible political transition, Myanmar remains one of the poorest countries in Asia.

MYANMAR: Food worries for cyclone survivors

"Laurent Campigotto, head of mission of Action Contre La Faim (ACF) in Yangon, said that depending on the capacities of agencies, the amount of food assistance could be different from one place to another."

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.

BANGLADESH-MYANMAR: Rush to deliver aid to thousands after landslides

"Local authorities, the UN Refugee Agency, Médecins Sans Frontières - Holland and Action Against Hunger have supported the relocation of affected people using boats. Many other organizations such as Malteser International, Myanmar Red Cross Society and others are also supporting relief efforts, Hubin said."

Myanmar Rohingyas swap suppression for squalor

"'There is no water or power. Barring children and pregnant women, none have access to food or medicine. When it rains it's impossible to walk and the mud shacks became too muddy to even sleep in,' said a worker with Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger, ACF)."

Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene: Life-Sustaining Services

It’s a bitter irony that the torrential rains of a tropical cyclone can leave millions of people without a drop of clean water. When Cyclone Nargis ravaged coastal Myanmar—claiming over 80,000 lives—survivors found that their wells and rice paddies were badly contaminated by brackish floodwaters. Safe drinking water was difficult to obtain; agriculture was nearly impossible.


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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