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Landslide in Uganda: FH’s Response

The Mbale area of Eastern Uganda has a long history of mudslides, largely due to human interaction with the environment (destruction of forest and poor farming methods). On June 25th 2012, a major slide occurred, burying at least three villages and displacing many families. The number of casualties is still being investigated. It took local […]

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When the spotlight on disasters fade, the work goes on

A few short weeks ago, the Philippines were hit with torrential rains that caused some of the worst flooding since the 2009 flood that killed almost 1,000 people. The capital, Manila, was 70 percent underwater and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Then on August 24, Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti and the Dominican […]

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Ethiopia: FH Housing the Homeless after Disastrous Fire

Many homes were destroyed by a recent fire in Shashego, Ethiopia, but FH came to the rescue and provided building materials for families to build replacement homes for themselves.

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Unsung destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

  As coverage of Tropical Storm Isaac and New Orleans appear in the news—the stories of the storm’s destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic go unsung. While the storm never reached hurricane status, the winds and rain (averaging 12 inches) have caused serious flooding and crop damage, leaving vulnerable communities at greater risk for […]

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Flooding Destroys Much of Baptiste in Haiti

One of Food for the Hungry’s sponsorship communities in Haiti, Baptiste, has suffered from massive flooding destroying at least 40 homes and most of the crops. FH has 146 sponsored children in Baptiste and all indications are that the children are ok. We do not know yet if any of those sponsored children live in […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac Update: FH Communities

Tropical Storm Isaac passed through Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR) early this morning. The FH Emergency Response Unit has been in regular contact with the field. FH Haiti Country Director Bekele Hankebo and FH DR Program Director Cristopher Garrido reported that while it is still raining in both countries, the worst has passed, and […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac: News Roundup

Tropical storm Isaac is expected to pass over Haiti and the Dominican Republic threatening two of the poorest nations in the Caribbean. Food for the Hungry is working in 29 communities in Haiti and 29 communities in the Dominican Republic. As we prepare for landfall, we’ll keep you up to date on the latest news from […]

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Tropical Storm Isaac threatens Haiti and Dominican Republic

As Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to cause destruction in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Food for the Hungry is working in 29 communities in Haiti and 29 communities in the DR to help prepare people for possible hurricane winds (often 75 mph) and heavy rains causing floods and mudslides. In Haiti, more than 400,000 people […]

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Helping Flood Survivors in Philippines

  With rains continuing in the Philippines, and another possible storm coming on Thursday, August 16, Food for the Hungry staff continue to help flood survivors. From August 6 – 10, FH helped to set up a soup kitchen serving 300 people. Other relief efforts included a medical outreach, partnering with the Lifeline Foundation at San Roque […]

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Philippine flood: Update from the field

  Three days of monsoon rains caused flooding in nine provinces in the Philippines. The flooding forced approximately 250,000 people from their homes. Many of Food for the Hungry’s communities located near fast-moving, overflowing rivers have evacuated. Several FH staff have experienced flooding in their homes, like FH/Philippines Country Director Debbie Toribio.       […]

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