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ACFâ€™s trained emergency response professionals reinforce on-theground efforts in the more than 40 countries in which we operate, providing support for rapid assessments, evaluating what kind of aid is most needed, and helping expedite the distribution of targeted assistance. In Kenya, for example, Action Against Hunger responded rapidly to post-electoral violence by opening a new base in the provincial capital of Nakuru, where more than 30,000 people sought shelter in camps or with
relatives. We secured clean water, provided emergency sanitation facilities, and distributed essential non-food items such as soap, blankets, and clothing. And in Bogolay, Myanmar, our emergency response immediately after Cyclone Nargis provided crucial assistance to thousands whose homes were destroyed. The timely distribution of more than 5,600 tons of emergency supplies, including protein biscuits, water pumps, and purification kits, helped prevent what could have been a catastrophic loss of life.
Advanced planning to predict and reduce the impact of disasters is critical to helping vulnerable communities cope with and recover quickly from disruptive events. Routine nutrition surveillance, for example, helps our teams establish a baseline understanding of a communityâ€™s well-being so we can address alarming patterns as they develop. Hunger is often cyclical and subject to seasonal patterns, which is why we pursue a variety of strategies to gauge how communities are faring. Monitoring market prices for
OUR RAPID-RESPONSE CAPABILITIES REFLECT OUR COMMITMENT TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, AND OUR GLOBAL REACH PLACES US AT THE FOREFRONT OF DISASTER RESPONSE.
In the aftermath of natural disasters, ensuring access to clean water and sanitation is critical to avert outbreaks of water-borne illnesses.
From unprecedented flooding in Pakistan, to a devastating earthquake in Haiti, to typhoons in the Philippines, Action Against Hunger delivers rapid emergency relief after disasters.
Emergency response professionals reinforce our programs in more than 40 countries to ensure that assistance is delivered as quickly and effectively as possible.
(From left) ACF-Haiti, courtesy L. Grosjean; ACF-Pakistan, courtesy N. Sobecki
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