Abducted Action Against Hunger staff released in Afghanistan


Kabul, Afghanistan — The international relief and development organization Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) was relieved to learn this morning of the liberation of its two staff members who were kidnapped on July 17th in Afghanistan. Our colleagues are apparently healthy.

Preparations are underway to expedite their return home to France.

Action against Hunger would like to thank the Afghan and French authorities for their involvement and support.

Action Against Hunger in Afghanistan

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF) was founded in 1979 in response to the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. In 1995, ACF launched its first relief operations within the country, starting in Kabul and Pansheer; it has continued to be one of the leading humanitarian aid organizations in Afghanistan to the present day.

About Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger / Action Contre la Faim (ACF), an international relief and development organization committed to saving the lives of malnourished children and families, provides sustainable access to safe water and long-term solutions to hunger. For nearly three decades, ACF has pursued its vision of a world without hunger by combating hunger in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity.

Press Contact

Action Against Hunger – USA
James L. Phelan
Senior External Relations Officer, ACF-USA
Contact James Phelan
Direct: 212-967-7800 x108
Cell: 646-265-7796

Action Against Hunger – France
Lucile Grosjean
Chargé de communication, ACF-France
lgrosjean@actioncontrelafaim.org
Direct: + 33 1 43 35 82 22
Offsite/Weekends: + 06 70 01 58 34 / + 06 70 01 58 43

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