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Finding Answers After Disasters

What do you say to a child who asks you why her mom died or why disasters happen? A woman named Remedios living in the Philippines didn’t know what to say to 4-year-old Isabella. Remedios, 51, had been Isabella’s nanny for only eight months when Typhoon Haiyan hit their home in Magallanes. At 8 a.m., […]

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves Thousands Homeless

On April 10, 2014, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, originating in Lake Managua, in the southwestern region of the municipality of La Paz Centro. Within the first five days, there were 400 seismic events nationwide, with a frequency range of 41 to 96 per day. A total of 2,403 homes […]

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Homes for Syrian Refugees

According to the most recent United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report there are now more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees displaced from their homes, with 936,861 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and 577,786 in Jordan. With bombings and chemical warfare happening in civilian Syrian communities, the majority of these refugees have lost loved ones […]

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Gratitude Renews Hope

It’s almost the four-month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. So much debris covers over the survivors’ towns, loved ones and hope. The typhoon hit on November 8, 2013, demolishing entire towns and displacing more than 1 million people. But as this woman’s story shows—a little gratitude can lead one to find the hope […]

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Can Poverty Really Change?

  Can Poverty like this Really be Changed? Ever feel like we’ll never put a dent in the deep poverty that exists in our world today? In a place where government is dysfunctional, society is at war, formal jobs are scarce, natural disasters are pretty regular, disease is rampant, basic roads and schools barely exist, and so on […]

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Cease Fire in South Sudan

Food for the Hungry (FH) and 54 major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations.  The recent cease fire signing in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan government and opposition forces is a hopeful sign for NGOs to continue working. With at least three aid workers killed […]

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South Sudan: Staying During Conflict

  In the capital city of Juba, violence has greatly subsided. However, in many of the rural areas, the fighting continues. These are the areas where FH has worked. Since 2001, FH has worked in South Sudan to improve education, water and sanitation, hygiene education, and local agriculture. Many relief and development organizations called non-government […]

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What’s the Root of Your Resolutions?

(Photo by Wicker Furniture) Like many of you, I’ll step on a scale on Jan. 2, 2014, and think, “OK. Its back to leafy greens and carrots for you!” Then, I’ll make a resolution to change my wayward eating habits. And while I’m at it, I’ll look at my monthly budget and adjust it to save […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Survivor Starts Rebuilding Life

At 5:30 a.m. on November 8, Typhoon Haiyan took out entire towns, like Basey in the Philippines. Filipinos living this community describe the waves as an “anaconda eating the city.” The waves came in three times—the final being the deadliest. Now, Basey homes lay in piles of rubble along the streets. Layo Mateo, a typhoon […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: Child Friendly Spaces

Where do children play after their community is demolished? Many children venture out among the rubble, looking for something to do. Schools are closed. Homes are make-shift shelters. They face physical dangers and can be vulnerable to abuse and trafficking. Food for the Hungry (FH ) is creating Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in the Philippines, […]

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