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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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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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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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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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How to get the most bang for your charitable buck

Larry Summers, when he was chief economist at the World Bank, wrote: “Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.” March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 […]

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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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