Foreign relief efforts kick in

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Action Against Hunger International's Suresh Murugesu speaks via Skype to Rappler.com on his organization's efforts to reach out to, and help the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong.

MANILA, Philippines – ACF International’s (Action Contre la Faim/Action Against Hunger) Suresh Murugesu speaks via Skype to Rappler.com’s Voltaire Tupaz on his organization’s efforts to reach out to, and help the victims of, Tropical Storm Sendong.

More about AAHI:

* It is an international humanitarian organization at the forefront of efforts to address acute malnutrition.

* It has over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. 

* It operates with more than 4,600 field staff of seasoned professionals and technical experts in nutrition, water and sanitation, public health, and food security implement life-saving programs in more than 40 countries including the Philippines.

* Its interventions seek to contribute to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and are supported by institutional and private donors like Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), European Union (EU), Spanish Provincial Governments (Generalitat Valenciana), United States Agency for International Development – Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID-OFDA), Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF). – Rappler.com