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Comic Books Help End Violence

According to a study conducted by Food for the Hungry (FH), in some areas of Ethiopia, as many as 60 percent of women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife if she burns food or argues with him. Forty-four percent of women feel that denying sex is a justifiable reason for a […]

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Rwandan Genocide: Repairing Hope

During 100 horrifying days in 1994, approximately 800,000 Tutsi people were systematically killed in what is now known as the Rwandan Genocide. The massacre left many surviving children, such as 6-year-old Liberatha Ingabrire, as the heads of their families. Between April and July 1994, approximately 95,000 children were orphaned, more were displaced from their families. […]

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Bible Education for Pastors

One of the ways Food for the Hungry (FH) helps the most vulnerable people in the world is by equipping church leaders to address the physical and spiritual needs in their own lives and in their communities. In Mozambique, FH started a church strengthening program in response to requests from local pastors for training on […]

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Cooking Injera, a Delicious Ethiopian Bread

Injera is a tangy Ethiopian flatbread made with teff flour that many people Food for the Hungry (FH) works with in Ethiopia make and eat. Here is a recipe and  series of photos showing how an Ethiopian girl is baking injera. Ethiopian girls often help their mothers do household chores before and after school.  Because […]

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Burundi: A Boy’s Generosity

It was a particularly cheery day for millions of people in Burundi. The air was festive as pregnant women, new mothers and young children made the long trek from their homes to the clinics. It was the last day of Burundi’s national health campaign, a yearly project initiated by the country’s Ministry of Health and […]

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Cooking Recipes for African Porridges

When Westerners think of porridge … they picture a bowl of steaming oats, with dash of brown sugar and milk. A cooking recipe for a cold winter morning. But porridges around the world—while maintaining that comfort food status—are doing more than warming tummies. They are ending malnutrition in children. Here are four porridge recipes from  […]

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Saving Children in the DRC

Susana is 40 years old. She has four children and lives in a small community called Kachelewa, located in the lush landscapes of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Life here seems normal with everyone going about his or her business. The DRC is beautiful. Rolling hills dominate the landscape. Each hill is […]

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The Red Zone: Child Hunger

In combatting child hunger, the red zone of a MUAC band tells health workers that a child needs help. Food for the Hungry (FH) care group leaders wrap the band around a child’s arm—if it shows red, the child is underweight. It’s a fast and easy way to get critical information and show parents proof […]

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Cease Fire in South Sudan

Food for the Hungry (FH) and 54 major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations.  The recent cease fire signing in Addis Ababa between the South Sudan government and opposition forces is a hopeful sign for NGOs to continue working. With at least three aid workers killed […]

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Ethiopia’s Generation of Orphans

Around 1 million Ethiopian children share the experience of losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. If it’s hard for you to get your head around that number, try one in eight Ethiopian children are making their way in the world without parents – a generation growing up as orphans. I recently read a New […]

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