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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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Japan suffers another blow

This article was originally published on the Mission Network News website on April 8th. Japan (MNN) – At 11:32 PM local time last night, a magnitude 7.4 quake struck Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture. It’s the same area already devastated by the March 11 quake and tsunami, and residents were immediately evacuated. A tsunami warning was issued and then […]

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FH Staff Report from Japan

This article was originally posted on the Food for the Hungry Emergency Relief Blog. Emergency Response Director Peter Howard and FH Canada’s International Program Director Miyuki Numata arrived earlier this week in Japan to work alongside our local partners in their response to the earthquake and tsunami.  They were able to reach affected communities in Sendai […]

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Watch and Wait

Watch and wait DISASTER | One week after Japan’s massive earthquake, many victims are still looking for help | Jamie Dean Waiting for water in Ishinomaki (AP/Kyodo News) Japan missionary Russell Board compares post-earthquake Japan to post-9/11 America: “A stunning and unprecedented disaster, followed by a continuing state of threat and uncertainty.” The stunning disaster continued to […]

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Following Japan’s catastrophes, it’s not just developing countries who lack drinkable water

Japan showed us recently that in just a few short moments, anyone can go from living a life of plenty to owning only the clothes on their bodies…suddenly dependent on others for water, food and shelter. More than 18,000 are expected to have perished in the disastrous series involving earthquakes, a tsunami and a nuclear-plant explosion. […]

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Letter From Japan

The letter below was written by a Japanese pastor and given to the Director of Japanese International Food for the Hungry.   Report provided by Rev. Akira Sato of Fukushima First Baptist Church (written/translated by Dr. Eisuke Kanda) Thank you for your prayers. At midnight of March 15, my wife and I headed for the […]

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Triple Threat in Japan: Listen to Pete Howard, FH Emergency Response Unit, Explain the Triple Threat

“The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear plants is in a way the most severe crisis in the past 65 years since World War II.”  –Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan Peter Howard, Food for the Hungry Emergency Response Unit, shares with Mission Network News about the “triple threat” in Japan. Listen Here: http://mnnonline.org/player/?media=interview&id=2675&length=&date= Three consecutive threats: An 8.9-magnitude earthquake, the […]

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Before/After Photos from Japan

Visit the New York Times Blog to view satellite photos of Japan before and after the quake and tsunami. Satellite photos available at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html?src=ISMR_AP_LI_LST_FB Update from Mission Network News: Japan (MNN) ― Experts are already predicting that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan will rank among the costliest natural disasters on record. Three days later, officials struggled to deal […]

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