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14 Mar 2003 description


A major factor in public health and food security
Introduction

Water - in the headlines

This year water is in the headlines more than ever: 2003 has been declared International Year of Freshwater.

Numerous events are being held to mark the occasion, notably the third World Water Forum in Kyoto from 16 to 23 March, which will examine how water resources are valued and managed, as well as World Water Day on 22 March with 'Water for the future' as its theme.

Water - synonymous with life and death

11 Jun 2002 description

Después de seis años de la =FAltima Cumbre Mundial de la Alimentación en Roma, los objetivos previstos no se han conseguido. Acción Contra el Hambre, consciente de que ello depende de la voluntad de los políticos, reclama a los jefes de estado reunidos en la capital italiana de nuevo, una movilización internacional y acciones determinantes para acabar con el hambre. Como expertos internacionales en la lucha contar el hambre y la desnutrición, a Acción Contra el Hambre le gustaría destacar que:

10 Jun 2002 description

Six years after the World Food Summit in Rome, the commitments made at the summit have not been fulfilled. Action Against Hunger is calling on the Heads of State for international mobilization and determined action to end hunger. As international experts in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, Action Against Hunger wishes to highlight that:

  • Since 1996, Heads of State have not been successful in preventing new food crises. In Southern Africa alone, over 10 million people are on the brink of starvation unless immediate and large-scale action is taken.
27 Mar 2001 description

Départ pour Beira, le 29 mars, d'un avion affrété par Action contre la Faim comprenant du matériel hydraulique et des produits de première nécessité

06 Mar 2001 description

Los =FAltimos datos de la misión exploratoria que ha realizado Acción contra el Hambre en Mozambique, con motivo de las inundaciones que han puesto el país en situación de alarma, desvelan que cerca de 22.000 personas del distrito de Caia, procedentes del valle del río Zambeze (zona totalmente inundada), se encuentran en situación de extrema necesidad y otras 30.000 -de una población de 93.000- se encuentran en situación precaria, amenazadas por otra posible subida de las aguas.

02 Mar 2001 description

Suite à une mission d'évaluation menée dans le district de Caia, situé au nord-ouest de la province de Sofala, en bordure du fleuve Zambèze, Action contre la Faim a décidé de renforcer en urgence son équipe afin de porter assistance aux populations du district, gravement affectées par les récentes inondations. Un hydraulicien partira dès ce vendredi de Paris, à destination de Caia, o=F9 seront coordonnées les opérations d'urgence, et sera rejoint dans les prochains jours par trois autres expatriés -1 hydraulicien et 2 logisticiens -.

02 Mar 2001 description

Following the severe flooding in the north-west of the province of Sofala Action Against Hunger estimates that nearly 22,000 people from the Zambezi river valley (Caia district) which is completely flooded, are today in extreme difficulty.

02 Mar 2001 description

SUMMARY.
Following from an assessment carried out on February 24th and 25th, Action contre la Faim is setting up an emergency intervention in Caia and Chemba districts.

The intervention is based on ACF's knowledge of the zone and on the experience gained during the year 2000 emergency response to floods. The objective is mainly to address the needs of vulnerable population in water and sanitation and to contribute to food assistance.

20 May 2000 description

General
Action contre la Faim is continuing its activities in the southern Sofala.

Food distribution and kits distribution have been the main activities in Chibabava district during the last month.

The water sanitation teams continue the water well disaffection & rehabilitation in the Machanga and Buzi districts and chlorine distribution through the Mozambican NGO "Kulima" in the 3 districts (Chibabava, Buzi and Machanga district).

There is a strong co-ordination with the local authorities and among organisation that present in the area.

20 Apr 2000 description


Makundu-muri, Goonda Administrative Post, Chibabava District, Sofala Province.

31 Mar 2000 description


General
Action contre la Faim has already set it base at Muxungue in Chibabava district. The operation has been starting with food distribution to vulnerable affected population. The assessment on need of seed and tools is under clarification with Agriculture Department and beneficiaries. The water sanitation team has started water well disaffected & rehabilitation . There is very ambiance atmosphere of coordination among organisation who present in the area.

31 Mar 2000 description

"Without helicopters, our teams will be unable to access more than 15,000 people, who are still completely isolated and without assistance in Magunde, Tronca, Massane, Gerome, Dondonga, Jambe."

30 Mar 2000 description

Tens of thousands of people are stranded in the Sofala Province, in the north eastern region of Moambique. They have not received any assistance for one month, effectively since the beginning of the flood crisis. Today the logistical capacity deployed in Mozambique for the flood victims is decreasing and Action Against Hunger calls for a continuation of helicopter airlifts.

30 Mar 2000 description

Alors que des milliers de personnes dispersées et isolées, vivant dans des lieux difficilement accessibles de la province de Sofala -au centre du pays-, ne bénéficient depuis plus d'un mois d'aucune assistance, Action contre la Faim, présente sur le terrain, s'alarme de la réduction des moyens logistiques mis en place par la communauté internationale pour les secourir.

24 Mar 2000 description

Action contre la Faim has been present in Mozambique since 1992 exclusively in Sofala province (logistic base : Beira). We have been implementing in collaboration with the Mozambican NGO Kulima an agricultural program and a comprehensive program with a water and sanitation component, health education and food security. During 1998 and 1999, Action contre la Faim was an active actor in the emergency cholera intervention (treatment centre in Caia, chlorination and health education program in Beira).

24 Mar 2000 description

Action Against Hunger international network has swiftly reacted to the needs of the victims in Mozambique. ACF has been working in Mozambique since 1992 and has urgently dispatched an additional team of water engineers, nurses and transportation specialists to respond to the appalling conditions of the victims.