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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Darfur: Political Solution Essential to Achieving Security

Witnessing the atrocities committed against Darfur’s population on a daily basis, Action Against Hunger’s teams are among the few NGO’s still present in this hard-hit province in Sudan. From its presence on the ground, the following can be concluded: as the conflict is spreading and the number of instigators of violence increases, an armed and non-negotiated intervention would seem dangerous. An intervention would most likely make an already bad situation even worse, triggering yet more violence. Somalia and Iraq have demonstrated this.

Humanitarian Crisis: Threatens Thousands Displaced in Chad

In Southeastern Chad, recurring violence, attacks and fighting have forced nearly 120,000 people to be displaced and seek refuge close to towns and villages that have been spared by the violence. People are living in terrible conditions and international assistance only reaches them sporadically mainly due to the insecurity. Action Against Hunger would like to draw attention to the plight of people living in the Dar Sila area to prevent a humanitarian crisis of a major scale.

Philippines Emergency: Urgent Need of Food and Water

Action Against Hunger experts are already in South Camarines, one of the areas most affected by Typhoon Durian.

Beyond Historic Elections, One of the Worst Humanitarian Crises

The Democratic Republic of Congo is emerging from a crucial period of political transition. The DRC is also emerging from a decade-long conflict which (directly and indirectly) killed more than four million Congolese and has caused the country’s complete ruin. The country has been ravaged and needs to be completely rebuilt.

Hunger and AIDS

Action Against Hunger, one of the leading organizations in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is playing an important role in tackling the challenges of HIV/AIDS worldwide by addressing the essential links between HIV and nutrition. Action Against Hunger is mainstreaming HIV through all areas of its work to fight HIV/AIDS related malnutrition through its areas of expertise. Action Against Hunger can assist through interventions in nutrition, health, food security, water/sanitation and advocacy.

Lebanon: Thousands Survive Despite Insufficient Water

International humanitarian aid organization Action Against Hunger’s (ACF) teams of water-and-sanitation specialists are at work in the areas of Qana, Sadiquine, Kafra, and Yatar, just 10 kilometers from the Israeli border. They are working around the clock to deal with the complete lack of water derived from the destruction of crucial infrastructure during the war. The teams, along with ACF’s nutrition teams, have had to withdraw several times due to security incidents in the areas.

South Lebanon: 200,000 People Left Without Shelter

People are living in schools and warehouses in the absence of basic hygiene and sanitation conditions. Action Against Hunger continues to distribute drinking water and hygiene kits to 50,000 people in Sidon and will soon launch an emergency programme in the south of the country.

Indonesian Tsunami

On 18th July, a tsunami hit Indonesia's Java Island. According to current figures, 547 people were killed, 323 people are still missing and 50,756 people have been displaced. Action Against Hunger carried out a needs assessment and has initiated water programs in three villages, assisting 5,000 people.

Somalis Caught in a Stranglehold

The world has turned its attention recently to fighting among "Islamist tribunals" and "warlords" in Somalia, but for 15 years the population's access to basic resources and critical humanitarian aid has been tenuous. The country's unpredictable climate, a general lack of security, and the absence of essential services in this country, which has not had a government since 1991, are aggravating the Somalis' precarious situation.

Post-Earthquake Indonesia: ACF International Mobilizes

The situation continues to grow worse in Indonesia in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the region of Jogjakarta last week. Authorities now estimate more than 6,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless and displaced, while amidst the increased activity of the Merapi Volano everybody fears the worst.

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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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