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Children learn to climb trees as part of a disaster risk reduction plan

The Five Ways to Survive a Disaster

For a flood-prone community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Bangladesh, palm trees are an important part of their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan. The community makes sure every child can both swim and climb a palm tree. FH worked with that community to develop and implement a five-pronged DRR plan that includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and […]

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Cambodian Farmer and Daughter

What’s a Livelihood?

A livelihood is your way of earning enough to feed and provide for your family. It encompasses everything from your job to your healthcare, education and skills training. It also includes having the resources to pay for family events and unexpected expenses. At Food for the Hungry ( FH), we consider a vulnerable family’s livelihood sustainable […]

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South Sudan: A hopeful—yet uncertain—future

A country claiming its independence after 21 years of war, with 2.5 million dead, is a courageous undertaking. South Sudan made the one-year mark of its independence—but what’s ahead?   “A year ago it was the newest nation in the world,” said Keith Wright, Food for the Hungry’s international president. “The South Sudanese were very […]

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Small businesses are key to South Sudan success as a nation.

A lesson from a taxi driver in Bor, South Sudan

If you travel to South Sudan, you will within 15 minutes of your arrival realize that it’s a harsh place. The new country born just a year ago is having a new beginning after nearly melting away under the heat of Africa’s longest civil war. All systems collapsed under the weight of the war; health, […]

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Two Stories of National Pride

Americans will celebrate the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, and the world’s newest country, South Sudan, celebrates its one-year anniversary as an independent nation just five days later on July 9. While the celebrations will differ by culture, a common theme will be national pride, well expressed in each national anthem. United States of […]

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Affordable Healthcare?

The American Supreme Court today announced that it upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare). As pundits and politicians began to spin their “what’s this mean to you” conversations along the lines of their opposing idealogy, my mind turned to the availability of healthcare worldwide. According to the World Health Organization […]

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BACK TO HAITI — Pushing back AIDS in the midst of an emergency

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM This time last year, we reported how the earthquake made way for more HIV infections in Haiti because attention to HIV prevention and care was […]

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Seven ways women and girls are especially vulnerable during emergencies

I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought — it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from […]

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The Local Church Continues to Respond in Japan

This article was originally published on the Food for the Hungry Relief blog.  To see the post in its original format, please visit: http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/the-local-church-continues-to-respond-in-japan/   An update from Director of Emergency Response Peter Howard, who was in Japan last week and met with our partner organization Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI). Today while traveling with […]

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FH Partner Responds in Fukushima

This article was originally posted on Food for the Hungry’s Emergency Relief Blog.  Please click here to read the article in its original form.   FH partner Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI) is currently responding to the needs of Fukushima residents affected by the earthquake and tsunami.  Despite the threat of radiation from the nearby nuclear reactor, […]

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