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Why men are lining up in droves to be circumcised

In a recent report from FH field staff in Kenya, one of the challenges listed to FH’s new Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision program was that every day, there was a long line of men waiting for the procedure–more men than the project could handle. The World Health Organization reports that circumcision lowers by about 60 percent the risk of […]

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FH/Ethiopia receives trophy for outstanding educational programs

A few weeks ago, Food for the Hungry was hand-picked from among three non-governmental organizations as having the best educational programs in a specific area of Ethiopia. The area is called the East Wolega Zone, in the region of Oromia, where 18 FH staff members minister incarnationally–living in the communities and patiently building relationships there (some […]

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What clean water means to me — from Ethiopia

Last month, we published a story from Ethiopia about 22 clean-water points constructed in the district of Sasiga. 52-year-old Adde Nadi is one of the many who now enjoys clean water close to home, thanks to the construction of a protected spring just 15 minutes away by foot. Adde Nadi desperately needed this new protected spring because […]

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VIDEO: Two years on, AIDS clinic in rural Kenya flourishes

In one of the most remote places on the planet, you’ll find a small clinic with cutting-edge technology for treating HIV/AIDS and other ailments. The Tumaini Medical Center was built in Marsabit, northern Kenya–a region also known in Kenya as the Northern Forgotten District–in 2009. It was the product of a unique collaboration between Blood:Water Mission, […]

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Despite famine, there are bright spots in the Horn of Africa

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To view this article in its original format, visit: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/16260.   Ethiopia (MNN) – Food security has deteriorated for famine-wracked Somalis trapped in their own country, but it has improved for those who have fled to Ethiopia. John Connelly with Food for the Hungry (FH) explains, “The famine is really […]

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Overcoming the impossible in the dry hills of Kenya

Sometimes, a problem is so formidable that it’s hard ever to imagine a solution for it. This may have been how families felt in Parkishon, Northern Kenya before FH convinced them they could overcome once very essential problem: access to clean water. Eight hours. That’s how long Parkishon’s women and children used to walk to get […]

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Striving to help mothers give birth to an HIV-free generation

“I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it’s one of the most successful prevention methods,” says FH’s HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. “You can have an HIV-free generation.” By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect […]

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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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270 Gallons of Water for a Cause

It’s Saturday morning and college students (yes, college students) are awake and carrying water for a cause.  Andrew Friedlund, a student at Albright College in Pennsylvania, hosted the second annual “Walk for Water” to raise funds for a new water well in Uganda. Participants carried jugs of water for at least a mile.  To gather […]

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Celebrating the world’s newest country, South Sudan

It’s going to be one epic party tomorrow as the people of South Sudan bask in their new-found, long-awaited freedom. A tribeswoman prepares for the July 9 celebrations (photo from International Business Times) Some eight million will be celebrating in South Sudan itself, with thousands more spread across the world — refugees who fled their homes during the two-decades-long […]

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