815 millones de personas padecen hambre, con millones de niños amenazados de malnutrición
15 de septiembre de 2017, Roma – Tras haber disminuido de forma constante durante más de una década, vuelve a aumentar el hambre en el mundo, que afectó a 815 millones de personas en 2016 -el 11 por ciento de la población mundial-, según la nueva edición del informe anual de la ONU sobre seguridad alimentaria y nutrición publicada hoy. Al mismo tiempo, múltiples formas de malnutrición amenazan la salud de millones de personas.
We, the civil society organisations working with Syrian communities, welcome the launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis (3RP) and the sharing of the key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017 in Helsinki on 24 January 2017. We endorse the focus of 3RP on integrating a development approach with humanitarian assistance activities and echo the key features of the plan, such as the emphasis on educational opportunities and the need for boosting the use of national and local capacities for service delivery.
Statement on Supporting Community Resilience in Syria coinciding with the launch of the United Nations Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis in Helsinki on January 24, 2017.
Fida provides emergency assistance, supports the recovery of small villages and continuation of schooling for children.
Fida has granted 50 000 Euros as emergency assistance to Nepal, after it has been battered by an earthquake. The people worst affected by the earthquake are the poor and marginalised casteless people groups, who were already doing it tough.
Fida has been battling to erase prejudice against HIV-positive people in East Africa with success.
HIV Infections Decreased by More than a Half
In 2004 Fida started a HIV/AIDS project in Ethiopia, focusing on Debre Zeit, a city of approximately hundred thousand people.
Before the project, Debre Zeit had one of the worst HIV problems in Ethiopia. Up to seven per cent of the city's residents had HIV.
More than 1.8 million people have fled their homes in Iraq because of attacks by the terrorist organisation Isis. Almost half of the refugees are school-aged children. Of these domestic refugees, 860 000 have relocated to the Kurdistan region in Iraq.
The children living in Fida's Nepalese project villages are healthier than before. A private toilet helps to keep the environment clean.
Meena Devi Chaudhury lives in West Nepal. Her family consists of a husband and five children. Despite Meena's daily hard work, the family lives in extreme poverty. However, some things are about to improve.
Meena has recently attended training with a so-called WASH team. The training taught the importance of clean water, using a toilet and good hygiene.
Fida provided North Korea with 60 tons of food aid. The distribution from mid-May to mid-June ensured a daily meal for 10 000 children for a month.
Food aid, consisting of maize, was sent to 18 kindergartens and 12 day-care centres in the northwest region of Jongju. In addition, for the first time food was also delivered to the remote mountains of Sepo in Kangwŏn.
Fida International continues giving aid to and reconstruction in Myanmar (Burma) after last May cyclone. In addition to donations from its European and American partners and individuals, Fida was granted 100,000 euros for the operation by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in July. The aid work is being carried out in 21 villages of the worst hit delta area and in cooperation with local partner, the Myanmar Assemblies of God.
In the end of July four more aid cargos were on the way to Yangon. The agency's humanitarian aid specialist has worked onsite in June.
Fida International is grateful for the generous tsunami assistance donations of more than €700,000. Thanks are due to the Finnish public, Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, other International agencies and interest groups. In the first 1½ months about 20,000 tsunami victims in Sri Lanka alone have received assistance of food and other essentials.
Emergency relief supplies of water and food have been distributed in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh costal villages affected by the Tsunami flooding. Material loss in the villages is enormous.
Generous donations have constantly been rolling in from concerned (primarily) Finnish individuals and Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Together with our International and local partners, Fida and Partners are committed towards rebuild the livelihoods of tsunami victims with a minimum of €1.8 million.
You can assist Tsunami victims by making a donation to Fida International relief efforts: Bank in Finland -- NORDEA, Account number -- 228718-5256, Relief Fund Code -- 72410
Direct phone billing Donations of 20.94 euros (not including cost of call) can also be made by calling +358-600 13234.
Fida International has now raised over 100,000 euros towards the Tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Indonesia to be confirmed within the coming week.
Fida International helps forgotten fishing villages in India
Fida International has been supporting a costal villages' development program in the Khrishna district of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India since 1998.
The huge 9.0 Richter's scale earthquake, which struck Indonesia on Sunday 26.12., also caused a devastating tidal wave that hit India. Estimates of the death toll vary, but over 15 500 people are thought to have lost their lives at the earthquake and the tidal waves that followed. In India it is feared that over 5 600 people have lost their lives and hundreds are still missing.