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26 Oct 2015 description

Un violent séisme d’une magnitude de 7,5 a eu lieu lundi 26 octobre dans le nord-est de l’Afghanistan. Le tremblement de terre a été particulièrement ressenti au Pakistan, en Afghanistan et en Inde. Les équipes d’Action contre la Faim vont lancer des évaluations dans les zones touchées.

03 Feb 2015 description

1. Introduction

The National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2011 indicates that malnutrition rates are very high (15.1% wasting and 43.6% stunting rates among under five children) at national level. Food security was also reported to be alarming, with around 57% of the 30,000 households surveyed nationally facing food insecurity.

28 Feb 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access & Coverage (SQUEAC) assessment was conducted in Feb 2014 in Tando Mohammad Khan (TMK) & Badin districts, Sindh province, where ACF currently implements a Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) program.

08 Apr 2013 description

Overcoming physical disabilities to help communities thrive

At Action Against Hunger, we help people who face extreme hardships every day to survive. Many lack access to basic necessities like food and water; others are struggling to rebuild after a disaster. On top of these difficulties, some people we serve also have physical limitations that make their situations even more challenging. But our work with these extraordinary people proves that disability does not mean inability, and that everyone can contribute in their own way to community development.

08 Mar 2013 description

Today is International Women’s Day—a day to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women around the world. Here at Action Against Hunger, we meet so many women worth celebrating. In times of disaster and conflict, women and girls can be particularly vulnerable groups, but we serve countless women who show extraordinary resilience, dedication, and bravery in the face of adversity. In honor of International Women’s Day, today we are highlighting recent stories about women in Pakistan who found unique ways to use their skills to help rebuild their villages.

27 Jul 2012 description

ACF’s Technical Assistant Kendra Hughbanks reports from Thatta, Pakistan, where recurrent floods and changes in the water table have had dire impacts on food production.

The sun-baked fields that greeted me upon my arrival in Sindh province would be my destination on the second day of my visit. As our truck bounced down a rough dirt path between farming plots, an elderly man emerged from the crops.

04 Jul 2012 description

By Kendra Hughbanks
Technical Assistant

ACF’s Technical Assistant Kendra Hughbanks reports from Thatta, Pakistan, where recurrent floods and changes in the water table have had dire impacts on food production.

25 Jun 2012 description

By Kendra Hughbanks Technical Assistant

ACF’s Technical Assistant Kendra Hughbanks reports from Thatta, Pakistan, where recurrent floods and changes in the water table have had dire impacts on food production.

29 May 2012 description

By Elisabeth Anderson Rapport
Communications Officer

11 May 2012 description

One of the most tragic aspects of global hunger crises is not that they arrive without warning, but that they occur with devastating regularity. This year’s edition of Hunger Matters exposes the myth of occasional and unpredictable hardship, and argues that an effective response to recurring crises requires a rethink in the way both humanitarian and development work is conceived and delivered.

08 Dec 2011 description

Critical Funding Shortages Leave Millions of Flood-Affected Victims

06 Dec 2011 description

Charmaine Brett is our Desk Officer for Pakistan and Nigeria and has worked in emergency humanitarian relief for some of the world’s top agencies in countries across the globe. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Development Studies from Trent University in Ontario, Canada and is certified in First Aid, Emergency Management, Security Management and Risk Management through several international aid organizations. She is one of our humanitarian experts.

21 Nov 2011 description

Racing to rebuild from 2010’s catastrophic floods, communities struggle in the wake of renewed rains and flooding in the South

Three months after devastating monsoon rains caused extensive flooding in southern Pakistan for the second consecutive year, Pakistan faces a critical shortage of emergency funding—despite the government’s request for international assistance—with millions of in need of critical support as winter approaches.

13 Sep 2011 description

Heavy monsoon rains have inundated southern Pakistan, displacing some 200,000 thousand people and leaving an estimated five million people in need of humanitarian assistance across the Balochistan and Sindh Provinces. In response to the Government of Pakistan’s call for international support, Action Against Hunger has launched rapid needs assessments in the Sindh Province to determine emergency needs among the affected communities, many of which have yet to fully recover from the historic floods of 2010.

09 Sep 2010 description

A conversation with Action Against Hunger's Emergency Field Coordinator based in Pakistan

What is the situation currently like?

Last month Pakistan was hit by the worst flooding in its history, affecting an estimated 20 million people. The flooding began in the north but has since moved south, washing away homes, bridges, roads, irrigation systems and some of the country's most fertile and productive lands. In the southern province of Sindh, the Indus River has spilled over its banks, leaving fields and entire villages buried in muddy water.

02 Sep 2010 description

Jeudi 2 septembre 2010

Surmontant d'énormes problèmes d'accès aux sinistrés et des difficultés logistiques, les équipes d'Action contre la Faim ont terminé l'évaluation des besoins et mettent désormais en place des programmes de sécurité alimentaire et d'accès à l'eau, d'assainissement et d'hygiène.

18 Aug 2010 description

Pakistan has been hit by the worst flooding in its history, with an estimated 20 million people affected. Monsoons have swept away homes, bridges, and roads, leaving millions displaced and in need of immediate assistance.

"The situation is truly catastrophic," says Nan Dale, Executive Director of Action Against Hunger's U.S. headquarters. "Survivors are in desperate need of clean water Donate Nowand sanitation, so our focus is on these areas.

17 Aug 2010 description

Having described the floods as the most debilitating natural disaster in the country's history, Pakistan's government has requested international support. The government has suspended expenditures from its already meager development budget, and shifted its limited resources to the relief effort.

26 Jan 2009 description

In April 2008, when riots in many places brought into sharp relief the impact soaring food prices had on disadvantaged communities around the world, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon established a Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis composed of the heads of the United Nations specialised agencies, funds and programmes, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB).1 In July 2008, this Task Force released an Action Plan, the Comprehensive Framework for Action.