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09 Jul 2012 description

The number of severely malnourished children far surpasses emergency thresholds with several months to go before harvest season

Today marks the one year anniversary of South Sudanese independence from Sudan. How do things fare for the South Sudanese population one year later? Today, we share the alarming news about the continued hunger crisis in one part of the country. And stay tuned to the blog later this month for more stories about our work in the world’s newest nation.

04 May 2012 description

The peace between Sudan and South Sudan was not to be, at least not for long. Even after the Republic of South Sudan’s independence last July, tensions remained high between the former civil war combatants. Oil fields—mainly located along the contested border region—became the focal point in a play for power that has intensified into violent clashes over last month. After months of border skirmishes between the two countries, South Sudan seized a disputed oil field in Heglig earlier this month, prompting the north’s retaliation.

30 Nov 2011 description

As international leaders descended on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa to determine environmental restrictions on some of the world’s worst pollutants, Action Against Hunger has urged the UN’s 2011 Climate Change Conference to act swiftly to institute programs to stave off the catastrophic effects that climate shocks are already having on developing countries.

25 May 2011 description

For families fleeing border violence in southern Sudan, malnutrition and poor sanitary conditions are life-threatening

18 Jan 2011 description

Environmentally-friendly stoves are safer, increase productivity, and cut down on deforestation

Ngong Tunc Malok's home feels eerie and deserted; the still smouldering ashes bear witness to the devastating fire that robbed the family of its livelihood just one day earlier.

"I was alone with some of the children when the tukuls [huts] caught fire from the open fireplace used for cooking; there were no adults here to come to the rescue. There was nothing I could do.

18 Jan 2011 description

Action Against Hunger provides seeds, tools, and agricultural training to farmers starting over

When Ahok Dut Deng was 20 years old, she, like many other southern Sudanese living in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal state, was forced to flee to the north.

"There were many reasons to leave," says Ahok. "The hunger was severe, there was no food, and planes were bombing the area, so there was nowhere safe to stay."

Life in the north was difficult. For 16 years Ahok survived by doing casual labor, earning just enough to buy food and clothes.

09 Feb 2010 description

Immediate and longer-term assistance needed to prevent hunger and malnutrition crisis

MALOUALKON, SOUTHERN SUDAN-Food stocks are running out in areas of Southern Sudan that experienced unusually poor harvests this year, Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced today. To fill immediate needs, vulnerable populations are resorting to coping strategies that could jeopardize next year's harvest and put their long-term food security and livelihoods at risk.

30 Sep 2009 description

ACF warns of increasing scarcity in region largely ignored by international community

Juba, South Sudan-The threat of a massive food deficit in South Sudan is growing, Action Against Hunger/ACF International cautioned today. The international organization is concerned about the humanitarian impact of a number of troubling developments: high staple food prices and poor stocks from last year's crop yields; an extended dry spell that delayed the planting season, a serious setback in a region plagued by seasonal flooding; and an alarming pre-harvest spike in acute malnutrition rates.

22 Jul 2009 description

Action Against Hunger launches campaign urging the former VP to help end childhood deaths from acute malnutrition

New York, NY - Action Against Hunger announces the U.S. launch of an international grassroots initiative calling on Al Gore to make his next film about global hunger-a crisis that kills one child every six seconds. The No Hunger initiative, which began in Madrid, has gathered more than 64,000 signatures for a petition that will be presented to the former Vice President and Nobel Laureate this December at the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

10 Mar 2009 description

ACF ensures safe water for communities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Landlocked in the center of sub-Saharan Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) has suffered from ongoing conflict and instability over the past two decades. With 73% of the population struggling to survive on less than one dollar a day, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.

05 Mar 2009 description

Expulsions eliminate 60-80% of aid for the displaced in Darfur, millions threatened

Khartoum, Sudan - On Wednesday, March 4th, authorities in northern Sudan ordered the global humanitarian organization Action contre la Faim (ACF) to leave Darfur along with nine other international aid organizations. With registrations revoked, ACF's offices in Khartoum were sealed off and the organization's programs brought to a halt.

02 Aug 2007 description

Suite à la résolution 1769 votée par le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU sur le déploiement d'une force hybride au Darfour, Action contre la Faim salue cette avancée significative mais appelle toujours à une solution politique négociée.

- L'acceptation à l'unanimité de cette résolution, ainsi que son acceptation immédiate par le gouvernement Soudanais, sont une avancée certaine dans ces négociations internationales.

Pourtant Action contre la Faim rappelle que :

- Une force de maintien de la paix doit œuvrer dans une zone en paix.

25 Jun 2007 description

The humanitarian situation in the region has remained 'stable' so far, thanks to the joint efforts of humanitarian actors, whose work has been jeopardized due to widespread insecurity. Nonetheless, both residents and displaced populations in Darfur are in an extremely precarious position and even seemingly minor incidents can have a serious impact on their lives.

21 Jun 2007 description

A 26 ans, Anaïs a un cursus impressionnant : sciences politiques, London School of Economics, puis des expériences de terrain avec des ONG locales (Palestine, Liban, Sénégal). Elle revient d'une mission d'un an avec Action contre la Faim au Sud Soudan dans la petite ville pétrolifère de Bentiu (Unity State). Sa mission : superviser les programmes de sécurité alimentaire d'Action contre la Faim sur toute la zone.

21 Jun 2007 description

A la veille de la conférence ministérielle qui doit se tenir à Paris le 25 juin prochain, Action contre la Faim fait un point sur la situation humanitaire au Darfour.

A l'approche de la saison des pluies au Darfour, la situation humanitaire est « stabilisée » par les efforts conjoints des acteurs humanitaires, bien que leur travail soit rendu de plus en plus difficile, notamment par l'insécurité généralisée.

18 May 2007 description

Witnessing the atrocities affecting Darfur's population on a daily basis, Action Against Hunger's teams are among those NGO's still present in this hard-hit province of Sudan. From its presence on the ground, the following can be concluded: as the conflict is spreading and the number of instigators of violence is growing, an armed and non-negotiated intervention would seem dangerous. An intervention would most likely make an already bad situation even worse, triggering yet more violence. Somalia and Iraq have demonstrated this.

08 May 2007 description

Nepal : hunger on the roof of the world

In the mountainous regions of Nepal's far West, the connivance of several factors has led to a severe food crisis. Given the scale of the situation, Action Against Hunger has launched a number of emergency relief programmes and is trying to alert other organisations and the international community to the state of these forgotten people.

23 Mar 2007 description

La Communauté Internationale, l'ONU, les ONG humanitaires portent à bout de bras des programmes d'urgence pour maintenir en vie des dizaines de milliers d'hommes, de femmes et d'enfants.

Les terres riches de la province du Darfour ont fait place à un désert vidé de ses paysans. Ces paysans sédentaires « africains » se sont agglutinés par dizaines de milliers dans des camps de fortune.

15 Mar 2007 description

In South-Eastern Chad, recurring violence, attacks and fighting have forced nearly 120,000 people to be displaced and seek refuge close to towns and villages that have been spared by the violence. People are living in terrible conditions and international assistance only reaches them sporadically mainly due to the insecurity.

13 Mar 2007 description

Dans le sud est tchadien, les violences récurrentes, les attaques et combats ont contraint près de 120,000 personnes à se déplacer et se réfugier près des villes ou villages épargnés. Leur conditions de survie sont désastreuses et l'assistance internationale ne leur parvient qu'épisodiquement en raison notamment de l'insécurité.