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Action Against Hunger begins emergency appeal for Haiti earthquake survivors

14 January 2010 by
Action Against Hunger begins emergency appeal for Haiti earthquake survivors

Humanitarian Charity Action Against Hunger is mounting an emergency response to aid survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

It has sent a team to support the 100 field workers already on the ground, along with additional emergency supplies including water, sanitation relief equipment and food supplies.

"The extent of the devastation is still unclear in the country's capital, Port au Prince," said Action Against Hunger's executive director, Jean Michel Grand. "Our teams are extremely concerned for the survivors' welfare, particularly, access to safe drinking water and food supplies. Chronic malnutrition rates in the country are already high, and it is likely that food supplies have been destroyed."

The organisation has implemented programmes in Haiti since 1985, carrying out emergency measures in the areas of health and nutrition.

Action Against Hunger has launched a public emergency appeal. Call 08456 003618 or visit www.actionagainsthunger.org.uk.

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By James Stagg

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