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27 Sep 2012 description
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by Martin on SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 in DISASTER RELIEF

In our last blog we described how Food for the Hungry has been working with local leaders in Haiti to raise awareness of child abuse and gender-based violence. This is the story of one such victim whose life was transformed by subsequent community intervention.

Marie-Nicole’s trials

27 Sep 2012 description
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by Martin on SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 in DISASTER RELIEF

With Hurricane Isaac recently causing havoc in Haiti, it is a good time to reflect that even when Haiti is not in the news for storms or earthquakes, FH is active behind-the-scenes helping local leaders create healthy and disaster-resilient communities. One of these cases is Belladere, a town close to the border of the Dominican Republic. It’s densely populated and poor, and only about half the inhabitants get a school education.

10 Aug 2011 description
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I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought -- it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from these events until I started to research it.