RALEIGH, N.C. (PRWEB) APRIL 11, 2018
Ending hunger in this lifetime is possible, and Rise Against Hunger’s Chief Impact Officer, Edna Ogwangi, traveled to Haiti last month to show the world how a small agricultural project can make a big difference. The Raleigh-based non-profit’s Siloe Agricultural Development Initiative (SADI) project aims to provide sustainability to a small Haitian community and empower the people within it to work for themselves and change their own lives.
50,680+ children fed
- Swaziland: 28% of youths have not completed primary school
- Madagascar: 19% of primary school-age youths are out of school
- Zimbabwe: e pupil to teacher ratio at primary schools is 39:1
- Malawi: Drop out rate for primary school is 10 for boys, 11 for girls
- Mozambique: Repetition rate at grade 5 is 15%
By Silvia Roscot
Albertina eats bread with tea every morning for pequeno almoço, Portuguese for breakfast, then walks an hour to school. Occasionally, she skips breakfast and forages fruits on the way to class. Chances are slim that she will have lunch at all. She attends a primary school in Boane District, a 45 minute drive from Maputo, Mozambique, where we met her. As if it was something to hope for, not something to expect, she told us she liked the idea of “lunch at school because I will get a meal, and will go to class without feeling hungry.”
By Lance Morrison
About three months ago, a deadly duo of flash floods and mudslides, triggered by unseasonal non-stop rain, rushed through Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 5,900 people were affected by this disaster, at least 500 were declared dead and hundreds more are still missing. Rise Against Hunger collaborated with Caritas Freetown, our in-country partner, to provide immediate relief in the form of 66,500 meals to those affected.
By Rod Brooks, CEO of Rise Against Hunger
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, Oct 11 2017 (IPS) - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently announced that the number of hungry people in the world has increased by 38 million in the past year due to climate change, conflict and slow economic growth. Given this setback, can we, in fact, end hunger in our lifetime? The answer is a resounding, Yes, we can. The first step is simply wrapping our minds around the reality that—yes—ending hunger is possible.
Shared in Blog, Emergency Relief on September 28, 2017
by Jessica Hubacher
In the wake of the August mudslides in Sierra Leone that displaced an estimated 10,000 people, Rise Against Hunger has been working to provide aid to those left in need in our ongoing crisis relief efforts.
More than 100 humanitarian agencies call for immediate and sustained access in Syria.
As the parties to the conflict in Syria resume talks to end a war that now enters its sixth horrific year, there is renewed hope for peace. For an end to the suffering of millions of the innocent.
The Hershey Company and Stop Hunger Now again have joined forces in the fight against hunger. Following up on their record-setting event last summer, today more than 700 employees packaged 255,744 Stop Hunger Now meals for people suffering from hunger around the world.
More than 950 students have access to better nutrition thanks to a recent donation of fortified rice-meals to two Salesian programs in Uganda. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
Stop Hunger Now is preparing to deliver relief supplies to Kathmandu, Nepal in response to the devastation caused by the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake. In conjunction with Stop Hunger Now India and other non-governmental organizations (NGO) in the region, Stop Hunger Now is planning on providing food and other aid for victims of the earthquake.
For 30,000 South Sudanese and Congolese refugees living in refugee camps in Uganda, water is the difference between life and death. And it is scarce. People often must walk for hours to find even a trickle. Thanks to Stop Hunger Now and our partner, Global H2O, the solution is underway! We are delighted to announce that we have received funding commitments to fund eight wells in Uganda.
Stop Hunger Now continues to provide food and donated aid to partners in Sierra Leone and Liberia in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Stop Hunger Now U.S. and Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa have already shipped 2.2 million meals and more meals will be in route in the next few weeks.
“The situation of the country at this time is nothing short of pitiful,” says Josaphat, leader of the Salesians of Don Bosco in Monrovia who are working in the villages of Liberia to help prevent and defeat Ebola.
The Alliance for Children Everywhere (ACE), a Stop Hunger Now in-country partner in Zambia, Africa, operates two rescue homes for abandoned infants, orphans and young children in crisis. ACE provides assistance to extended families, advocates for adoption, provides infant formula to babies at risk of abandonment or starvation, and offers free Christian education to children who cannot attend school due to family poverty.
Food and other aid shipped to Liberia, more assistance on the way
“They were so happy when the building started, sad when the construction stopped and cried when the materials started being taken away.” - Dr. Ann Evans, nurse practitioner and Public Health consultant
As weeds overtook the concrete block structure, the women of Old Fangak started to lose hope in the promise of an education that had beckoned as the building for the school took shape. Sharing their stories, the women spoke about the decades of war, of not having the opportunity to go to school, of not learning to read or write.
Stop Hunger Now and Wine To Water Partner for Philippines Relief
(Raleigh, NC, Nov. 13, 2013) - Stop Hunger Now and Wine to Water are donating 1,100 Sawyer® water filters to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Representatives from both organizations are heading to the Philippines on Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, to deliver the filters to the Philippine Red Cross for distribution to hardest hit areas.
(Raleigh, NC, Dec 3, 2013) -- Stop Hunger Now continues to put critically needed food and water into the hands of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than 1.8 million meals are being shipped from the U.S. and Stop Hunger Now Malaysia, in addition to hundreds of thousands of meals and other aid being packaged and distributed through partners in Singapore and the Philippines.
Food and other aid to be shipped to victims of Typhoon Haiyan
(Charlotte, NC, Dec 2, 2013) - The Stop Hunger Now response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has an estimated value of $1.3 million. This includes meal shipments, meal packaging, water filters, in kind donations of medical supplies and other aid, and cash contributions to support on-going relief efforts. A container with 285,120 meals departed December 2, 2013 from the Stop Hunger Now warehouse in Charlotte, NC to local partner LeSea Global: Feed the Hungry.
(Raleigh, NC, Nov. 27, 2013) -- Stop Hunger Now continues to put critically needed food and water into the hands of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More than 1.6 million meals are being shipped from the U.S. and Stop Hunger Now Malaysia, in addition to hundreds of thousands of meals and other aid being packaged and distributed through partners in Singapore and the Philippines.
(MAY 2, 2013) Stop Hunger Now has shipped a container of food to the Salesian Missions in Madagascar in response to the food crisis resulting from a locust plague which could lead to more than one half of the nation’s population lacking adequate food resources. The shipment contains 285,120 meals packaged through Stop Hunger Now’s warehouse in Jackson, MS.