Monthly Archives: November 2013

Press Release – Action Against Hunger and Canadian Armed Forces working together to reach remote villages in the Philippines

Photo by Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza/ACF International November 28, 2013 Today, Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim or “ACF”) is delivering food aid to highly remote populations in the Philippines, with help from the Canadian armed forces. People in the very remote mountains of Panay Island are in desperate need of immediate food aid. Action […]

Fact Sheet: Dire Humanitarian Conditions in Central African Republic

Photo: ACF-CAR, B. Cichon Conditions are rapidly and profoundly worsening for the people of Central African Republic. Reports of mass displacement and humanitarian atrocities are accumulating. The numbers are staggering. The following fact sheet summarizes some of the key figures, amounting to a very serious picture of conditions and a very real need for financial […]

Canadian government extends matched funding until Dec 23

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, speaks to the local population during Operation RENAISSANCE, in Sara, Philippines on November 26, 2013. Photo: Cpl Ariane Montambeault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera It has been almost three weeks since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, and the Canadian public is still giving. Due to the generous support of […]

From Saving Lives to Re-building Livelihoods: Three Key Phases of Emergency Response

When an emergency like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines occurs, we all know that people need help. Many of us respond by giving donations to the NGOs or other organizations we trust to make a positive impact. But what actually happens on the ground? And how does an NGO such as ACF plan for for […]


Interview with Victor Tarco, Governor of the Province of Capiz How has the Typhoon affected the province? According to the most recent information, 692,000 people were affected by the typhoon in Capiz, leaving 130,000 houses totally or partially destroyed and 160,000 homeless people sheltering in 841 evacuation sites. The disaster has taken a heavy toll […]

Field Notes: Bringing Back Water in a Philippine Village

By Lucille Grosjean, ACF Communication Officer, Cebu Even in an emergency, the construction of a water tank is a community effort. In the Dayhagan hamlet on Tuesday morning, villagers are waiting to greet the Action Against Hunger teams. Since the typhoon damaged the village’s wells and contaminated their water supply, 300 people – almost all […]