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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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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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