Action contre la Faim (ACF) - Canada provides life saving assistance to Myanmar



    MONTREAL, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Through necessary financial assistance
from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA/ACDI) Action contre
la Faim - Canada is pleased to be able to provide life saving assistance to
the hurricane affected populations in Myanmar.
    This programme will provide up to 7,500 households with access to an
adequate supply of water of a quality suitable for drinking, basic household
and sanitation purposes, to ensure minimum hygiene practices. The program will
also ensure that up to 7,500 households will receive essential non-food items
such as basic shelter needs.
    ACF has been present in Myanmar since 1994. Before Cyclone Nargis struck,
15 international and 300 local aid workers were already on the ground
providing assistance to over 140,000 people. Last week ACF teams in Myanmar
carried out a needs assessment in the Bogale region, one of the worst hit
areas. The survey found the situation in the Bogale district extremely
alarming in the short and medium term.
    ACF - Canada joined the ACF International Network in 2005, further
strengthening its efforts in fighting global hunger. On behalf of its staff
and board of directors, Action contre la Faim once again commends the Canadian
International Development Agency for helping ensure the victims affected by
Cyclone Nargis are provided with direct, life saving assistance.

    Action contre la Faim is an international humanitarian organization
specialized in tackling hunger and malnutrition with projects in 43 countries.
Its teams are directly helping over 4 million people worldwide. Programmes
include water and sanitation, nutrition and food security activities.
    www.actioncontrelafaim.ca




For further information:

For further information: Lydia Côté, lcote@actioncontrelafaim.ca, (514)
279-4876 ext.226

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