One year passed since the beginning of the exodus of an estimated 706,000 Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State, Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called a “textbook example” of ethnic cleansing. The newly arrived Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar have joined hundreds of thousands who were part of previous waves of displacement from Myanmar.
Food for the Hungry to respond to desperate need for emergency relief following disastrous flooding
PHOENIX (August 20, 2018) – The people of the southwestern state of Kerala, India, are in urgent need of assistance, following the worst destructive flooding that has hit the nation in over a century. Officials have confirmed that the rainfalls during its annual monsoon season were over double that of a typical season in some areas.
Written by Sara Chambers
Every year our team compiles a country update for all child sponsors. This update shares what has been happening in the country where their sponsored child lives and gives them a glimpse into the real work that’s happening in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works.
This year, we wanted to dive in a little deeper to one of the most profound programs that FH implements in each community across the world, cascade groups.
By Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry
The World Health Assembly global resolution to promote breastfeeding — and whether the U.S. delegation sided with corporate interests of the $70 billion-dollar baby formula industry in trying to undermine the measure — has been making headlines and spiraling into a frenzy of confusion on the true value of breastfeeding.
WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS
The word genocide begs a violent connotation. It fills my mind with images of rage and unrelenting noise. It kills with machetes and fire. But not all genocides move with the quick pace of a beating heart. Some are slow and calculated. Some kill with the mere denial of food and healthcare. All of them deliberate and horrific.
WRITTEN BY CARRIE WOODWARD
Highlights of the 2017 Annual Report
Pause. Think about 2017. Growing innovation. Natural disasters. Political tensions. Changing cultures. And in the midst of that, Food for the Hungry (FH) faithfully pursued the vision of ending all forms of poverty worldwide. Read the full annual report online here and read on below for some exciting highlights of FH’s year.
Alibef Taban’s story of life in South Sudan reads like a horrible game of Jenga.
One by one, conflict pulled out the supports his family needed to survive. And now they’re threatened with collapse from homelessness and hunger.
Alibef is the father of seven children. When South Sudan’s civil war invaded his village in December 2016, the family fled for their lives. Alibef is a farmer by trade, with an elementary school education under his belt. But his family is starving.
Kansas City Chiefs Fans Encouraged to Join Campaign to Help Most Vulnerable
PHOENIX– Kansas City Chiefs Defensive End, Jarvis Jenkins, is announcing a Pledge It campaign to end malnutrition in Peru. Jenkins has teamed up with Food for the Hungry (FH) to empower mothers through educational sessions on nutrition, healthy hygiene practices and good feeding habits. These teachings ultimately improve health and reduce chronic malnutrition in the children and adolescents of Huancavelica.
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 JOSH AYERS
Can the world ever eradicate poverty? At Food for the Hungry, we believe it’s possible.
In fact, we see progress toward this every day in communities all around the world where we work to ease human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty. But, it is an uphill climb.
WRITTEN BY MATT ELLINGSON
Today I got lost in the deep eyes of a child. A young girl whose stare, both hollow and hopeful, may haunt me, implore me, shame me and inspire me at the same time. I could neither pull my eyes from hers nor could I comprehend the sadness that filled them—like a glassy still pond, but nearly an over-flowing torrent.
A number of years ago, I spent a workday on the road for Food for the Hungry in the Bolivian highlands. One of my colleagues had a meeting with a rural school director. I didn’t have any official duties on that stop, so I sat in the schoolyard reviewing my notes from an interview I’d done earlier in the day.
New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot
Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.
The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.
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
WRITTEN BY MIKE MEYERS
Yemen was the poorest country in the Arab world even before the civil war that has raged there since 2014. Now, Yemen’s children are suffering a one-two-three punch of war, famine and disease.
With the nation’s infrastructure reduced to rubble, most Yemenis struggle to find basic necessities and can only dream of medical care.
Today is World Environment Day. It’s a time when the United Nations encourages you and me to get out and enjoy nature. The UN hopes this inspires us all to protect the planet we share.
15 December 2016
Top 10 Facts on Water and Sanitation
650 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one out of every 10 people on the planet.
Twice the population of the United States does not have access to safe water.
2.4 billion people have no safe sanitation facilities or latrines. That’s one out of every three people worldwide.
Only 3 percent of the world’s water is fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use.
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Celebrates Meeting of Development Goals