RSS Action Against Hunger : Latest news Media Action Against Hunger fr 158 99 Media Action Against Hunger Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:18:00 -0400 A Chance For Justice At Last Humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger | ACF International welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council’s approval of a resolution that paves the way for an inquiry into human rights abuses at the close of Sri Lanka's civil war. The international inquiry is a crucial move towards ensuring accountability for the alleged war crimes committed during the 26-year civil war, including the massacre of 17 aid workers working for ACF in 2006. Focus Press releases Latest News Sri Lanka Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:18:00 -0400 Malnutrition Rates Reach Alarming New Heighs in Central African Republic "We’re seeing more and more people from the distant outskirts of Bangui coming into town for treatment. In the rural areas, there are many families who live in the bush in unsanitary conditions. They’re extremely difficult to reach, so we’re worried that malnutrition rates are even higher than our screenings tell us. We’re very concerned about the situation throughout the province," reports Action Against Hunger's Country Director in Central African Republic. Focus News from the field Press releases Latest News Central African Republic Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:40:00 -0400 International Community Must Put an End to Impunity. Support our Thunderclap. Every day, humanitarian workers risk their lives delivering urgently needed humanitarian assistance in situations of armed conflicts. Every year, they reach hundreds of thousands of people in need. But unfortunately aid workers are often subject to violent attacks and crimes. This is why we’ve launched a new campaign called ‘Protect Aid Workers’. Press releases Latest News Sri Lanka Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:37:00 -0400 Syria Crisis: Three Years On “The Syrian crisis has emerged as a regional crisis that affects not only refugees but also communities and host governments, and it can lead to more division,” said Rob Drouen, our Regional Representative in the Middle East. Focus News from the field Press releases Latest News Syria Crisis Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:10:00 -0400 Inside a Syrian Refugee Camp: New Friendship in the Face of Adversity As the crisis in Syria enters its third year, access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene in cramped refugee camps in Lebanon continues to be a massive challenge, threatening the health and well-being of many refugees. Like many others, the temporary camp of Abo Noor close to the town of Aarsal is struggling with the sheer volume of people seeking shelter and help. New families, some brandishing severe injuries, flood in daily to flee the shelling and fighting in Syria. News from the field Syria Crisis Feature articles Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:41:00 -0500 An Everyday Emergency: Addressing Child Hunger in Niger 'I talk to Mabaruka, whose daughter is in intensive care—at four months old, she weighs only six pounds. Mabaruka tells me she’s had trouble nursing. At first she sought traditional remedies, but they were expensive and ineffective. When her daughter continued to lose weight, local health center staff referred her to the hospital. Since arriving nine days ago, the nurses have helped Mabaruka with breastfeeding, and her daughter is receiving much-needed treatment.' - Susan Saunders, Action... Focus News from the field Latest News Niger Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:40:00 -0500 Typhoon Haiyan: Three Months on, Huge Needs Remain "Right now we’re finishing the last of our emergency distributions—mainly food and hygiene kits—and we’re working on restoring essential services to stimulate the markets and promote livelihoods. We’re also providing nutritional and psychosocial support, and giving access to water and sanitation in evacuation centers and in private shelters. Different areas have been hit differently, so it’s important for us to identify and meet the specific needs of each population."- Chiara Saccardi, ACF... Focus News from the field Press releases Latest News Philippines Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:29:00 -0500 Putting an End to Gender-based Violence Northern Uganda has suffered from civil unrest since the early 1990s in what is known as one of Africa’s longest running conflicts, caused by the notorious rebel group Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which aims to overthrow the current government. Due to the extreme forms of violence the rebels use, especially gender-based violence, as a weapon against women and children, 1.5 million people have been displaced over the course of the last two decades. Focus Press releases Latest News Uganda Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:21:00 -0500 A nation in Crisis Six weeks after conflict erupted in the world's newest nation, Action Against Hunger's Operations Adviser in South Sudan, provides an update on the situation on the ground. Focus Press releases Latest News Sudan Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:59:00 -0500 KENYA: ACCESS FOR ALL We are closer than ever to ending child hunger. Solutions do exist, which are proven, effective and sustainable and we are reaching more malnourished children than ever before. However, families can often face difficulties in taking their children for treatment, something which mothers in West Pokot, Kenya, know about all too well. Feature articles Tue, 28 Jan 2014 10:09:00 -0500