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Syrian Children: Life as Refugees

According to research conducted by UNICEF, the number of children affected by the Syrian conflict has more than doubled from 2.3 million to more than 5.5 million since March of 2013. The number of Syrian child refugees has increased from 260,000 to more than 1.2 million. In many cases, refugee children’s lives are almost unrecognizable […]

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Students’ Fun Run Builds Empathy

How do you help young students understand that there are children their age in poor countries who need desperate help? How do you teach young children to be compassionate and generous? One Montessori school in Houston, Texas, had a cool idea. Armand Bayou is a small private school that believes in giving back to the […]

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Meet the Uptons: A Global Family

Sponsoring a child with Food for the Hungry (FH) is meaningful in different ways to each person. Some people look at sponsoring as a way to learn about another culture or an opportunity to minister to a vulnerable child. Shannon Upton and her family decided it was a chance to make a commitment to a […]

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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Global Missions for Growing Churches

Recently, I sat down with a pastor who wasn’t sure where to head with his church’s missions strategy. “I know God is calling my church into missions, but we don’t have a missions pastor on staff,” he said. “I don’t even know where to start.” My pastor friend is not alone in his predicament. Many […]

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Big Hearts of Volunteers

I took a bus for one hour, and then a motor-taxi to a community called Ovalo Heroes Cenepa in Peru. It’s a community where Food for the Hungry has worked for about 10 years. The weather was mild, but quickly darkened. I went into the community’s control room, where there is a speaker. A call […]

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Who Is This Girl?

Who is she? That’s what other students wanted to know about Thong Mi Thona. Year after year, she would sit without speaking to her classmates. She never showed emotion—never got too excited or laughed. Often, she looked sad and deep in thought. She did not join the children’s club or participate in socializing. She struggled […]

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Fifth Birthday and Beyond…

This year, 6 million fewer children will die before their fifth birthday than 25 years ago. U.S. foreign assistance has played a leading role in achieving these results, dramatically improving children’s health and survival worldwide. Food for the Hungry (FH) is proud to work alongside USAID in its effort to end preventable child and maternal […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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