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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Shocking the Unshockable: Situation in Central African Republic Unacceptable

Bangui Airport – Photo by Stephen Dock  After a trip to the Central African Republic, Michael Penrose, Executive Director, ACF France, shared his observations – and his deep dismay – with us. The following blog post was written by Mr. Penrose from Bangui, January 15, 2014. “After nearly 20 years in humanitarian assistance I thought […]

The Philippines: One Month after Haiyan

Official report on ACF’s work in the Philippines in response to Typhoon Haiyan. This report includes information on where and how resources were distributed, the next phases of response, and photos and videos on the work being done. Download the pdf here: Philippines: One Month After Haiyan

Bringing Back Life in South Sudan: The Story of Atak

Atak and his mother at Majoknoon Mobile Outpatient Clinic **Armed hostilities erupted in South Sudan on December 15 and have continued into the new year. On December 23, ACF evacuated all staff out of the country due to security concerns. We immediately set up remote management out of Nairobi, Kenya. The story of Atak and […]

UNOCHA Situation Report: South Sudan Crisis

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recently released an updated situation report on South Sudan. The following are the highlights: An estimated 194,000 people have been displaced by the current crisis in South Sudan since 15 December, with some 57,500 people sheltering in UN bases across the country. A multi-sector response […]

Press Release: Malnutrition Critical in C.A.R.

Nine month old Naomi and her mother, Thérèse, at a pediatric centre in Bangui, CAR. Naomi is being treated for Severe Acute Malnutrition. Photo by Lucile Chombart The recent deterioration of the security state in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced  Action against Hunger (ACF) to temporarily reduce certain activities and programs in the country. At […]

South Sudan: Lifesaving Action Amidst the Chaos

Mother and Child in Madhuk, South Sudan. Photo by C. Duroseau As we reported last month, violence spread rapidly in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, beginning on December 15th. Ensuring Humanitarian Safety Heavy fighting was reported near the airport, and it was shut down. At that point, Action Against Hunger put our staff in […]