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World Food Day is supposed to celebrate progress toward ending hunger around the globe.
But this World Food Day, 815 million people are hungry.
WRITTEN BY BETH ALLEN
The complexities of the South Sudan refugee crisis are myriad. Merely crossing the border, leaving the war behind, doesn’t end the nightmare. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside refugees and host families in Northern Uganda who are part of the living hell of the world’s worst refugee situation since World War II.
WRITTEN BY KENDRA SZABO
15 December 2016
Have you given much thought to the victims of HIV/AIDS lately? Not the ones who have succumbed because of it, but the ones who are left behind when their parents fall victim to this dreaded killer.
Training Africans to increase sales and grow small agricultural businesses
PHOENIX (August 5, 2014) – President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. from Aug. 4-6, to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities.
"I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it's one of the most successful prevention methods," says FH's HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. "You can have an HIV-free generation."
By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect themselves from the deadly virus, instead of being born with it.
The Benet people are a small sub-group of the Sabinyas indigenous to the slopes of Mt. Elgon in Uganda. Stretching back to colonial times there has been a land dispute between the government and the Benet people over a strip of land at the base of Mt. Elgon National Park. Up till now the Benet people have been allowed to remain in the park living their traditional lifestyle.
However, after the killing of a Belgian tourists hiking in Mt. Elgon National Park in February, the Uganda Wildlife Authority determined to evict all persons living within the park.
For nearly 20 years, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), led by Joseph Kony, has waged a bitter war against the Ugandan government. More than 10 years ago, the LRA began abducting children as young as 7 or 8 years old. The rebel group forced these children to fight, brainwashing them and teaching them to kill. Many of the young girls who were abducted were given to LRA commanders as "wives." It is estimated that more than 80 percent of the LRA members are children.
For many years, Food for the Hungry has been working in Northern Uganda assisting displaced families.
FHI's Uganda program is helping families
fight for their lives in the wake of vicious attacks by a rebel army, and
serious drought that decimated crops.
A rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted fourteen children and killed one teenager involved in FHI's Child Sponsorship Programme. The LRA conscripts the abducted boys into its army and forces the girls to become sex partners with its soliders.
FHI staff are praising God that seven of the abducted children either escaped or were allowed to return home.
Kitgum emergency relief, rehabiliation
and preparedness programme
Objectives at a glance:
- Meet the food needs of 9,674 people
- Improve the water supply by rehabilitating
10 boreholes (2 each in 5 subcounties)
- Improve the sanitary conditions for
300 people in IDP camps, by constructing 12 latrines
- Provide blankets and household utensils
to 1,934 households
- Provide measles immunizations to 557