Faced with unimaginable hardships, refugees are left without the resources they need to rebuild their communities and often struggle for basic needs such as food and water. Lack of income is one of the biggest struggles refugees face. Without money, parents can’t provide for their families, which puts children in danger of disease and death. Crowded spaces and lack of resources make hygiene a huge concern. Due to lack of clean water and sanitation, diseases like malaria, polio, and cholera easily spread.
Kids in particular are vulnerable to health risks, abuse or exploitation. Millions can no longer purse an education, which will set back their mental growth and development for years—which can have an impact that stretches across future generations. Children are in desperate need of safety and shelter, food, clean water and simple warmth.
FH works with local governments, other NGO’s, and our exceptional emergency response team to bring restoration and hope to those affected by natural disasters or living amidst violence, war, famine and other crisis situations.