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Drought crisis in Horn of Africa unabated

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To read the article in its original format, please visit: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/16090.   Kenya (MNN) – Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing famine and fighting in Somalia are arriving in Kenya where refugee camps are now reaching capacity. In a press briefing Friday, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said the […]

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FH Ethiopia Responds to DROUGHT

Ato Abuta Kotalo, age 35, is struggling to feed his family of eight.  Even in normal times, Ato Abuta struggles daily to provide for his family, and the drought has only worsened their vulnerability.  In order to survive, Ato Abuta sold his only source of livelihood, two sheep, in order to purchase food for his […]

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DROUGHT: Horn of Africa

This blog was originally posted on Food for the Hungry’s Emergency Response Unit blog.  To view this article in its original format, please visit:http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/horn-of-africa-drought/   It was imminent. The periods between droughts in east Africa had been growing shorter and shorter. The rains have failed, again, barely two years since the skies dried up.Just as […]

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UN alerts the world to the ‘Triangle of Death’ in Africa

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To view the article in its original format, please visit: http://mnnonline.org/article/15992.   Somalia (MNN) – The United Nations is calling the regions of Somalia, Ethiopia and Northern Kenya the “Triangle of Death.” Due to their proximity to one another, these countries are all dealing with similar severe drought […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Faith-Based Non-Profits UNITE! Your VOICE is needed too!

World Vision, ONE and Broad Faith-Based Coalition Urge U.S. Senate on Humanitarian Aid PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 30 organizations join to call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving, effective international assistance in U.S. budget WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A coalition of 30 Christian and Jewish organizations in the U.S. have joined together […]

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Should water be provided by the public or private sector?

We’ve talked a lot so far about the raw mechanics of finding, gathering and storing clean water in extremely remote places like Sololo, Kenya. But this article about the president of Bolivia got me thinking about how water is managed day-to-day once access to it is established. Most water distribution in developing countries is managed by the public sector, but […]

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Christmas: Something New This Year

Christmas was a little different this year.  Under the Christmas tree, instead of presents wrapped in silver paper topped with bows, there were ducks.  To be a bit more accurate, pictures of ducks.   This Christmas my mom decided to buy a duck in honor of each of my cousins and aunts and uncles from […]

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What “stigma” really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOs in Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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