The Blog

Written by Beth Allen
Voices From the field: South Sudan Refugees Tell Their Story

The complexities of the South Sudan refugee crisis are myriad. Merely crossing the border, leaving the war behind, doesn’t end the nightmare. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside refugees and host families in Northern Uganda who are part of the living hell of the world’s worst… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Yemen: A Perfect Storm of Disasters

Written by Mike Meyers

Yemen was the poorest country in the Arab world even before the civil war that has raged there since 2014. Now, Yemen’s children are suffering a one-two-three punch of war, famine and disease. With the nation’s infrastructure reduced to rubble, most Yemenis struggle to find basic necessities and can only… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Light after Darkness: A Syrian Mother’s Story of Pain, Hope and Learning to Dream Again

Written by Staff Writer

Across languages and cultures, mothers can relate to the deep emotions that children bring. Mothers carry a daily profound sense of joy, richness and blessing, and the immense burden of care and concern. Today you have the privilege to get a glimpse into the life of Cedra, a refugee mother… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Wendy McMahan
Your Church Can Respond to Famine in South Sudan

Churches across the world are waking up to the famine that has struck East Africa. In South Sudan, climate conditions have combined with political conflict and a collapsing economy to bring devastation. The United Nations has declared a famine in South… Read More

  Church

Why Are We #WithRefugees?

Written by Sarah Rutledge

 At Food for the Hungry (FH), standing with the more than 65 million refugees and displaced people around the world isn’t about a political stance. It isn’t about a popular hashtag. And it’s not just a convenient statement to make on World Refugee Day. Food… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Surprising Things Refugees Lose

Written by Staff Writer

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the world has reached the highest number of refugees and forcibly displaced people in history. As awareness of this global refugee crisis increases, stories of great loss abound. Like Boshra,… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Wendy McMahan
Join the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Here’s what the World Council of Prayers has to say about the need to end famine. “We are not only called to respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers in dire situations in a compassionate, timely and sufficient manner. We are also commanded to see the… Read More

  Church

Ugandans, South Sudanese Refugees Partner to Fight Hunger

Written by Beth Allen

When you can’t go to the grocery store, growing food is your only option if you want to eat. In Northern Uganda, refugee families from South Sudan face this harsh reality daily and have turned to Food for the Hungry for help. Over 880,000 South Sudanese have… Read More

  Disaster Relief

No Lost Generation of Syrian Refugee Children

Written by Staff Writer

“I love my country, but you get to a point where you know you have to leave.” Recalling the life she left behind in Aleppo, Donia welcomed us graciously into her home amongst a large informal tented settlement in the Bekaa Valley. Before fleeing to Lebanon five years… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Mike Meyers
Refugees: “I wish it had happened to you.”

Haya had to flee or die. Her baby strapped to her back, she hoisted her 2-year-old and her 4-year-old under each of her arms. A kind stranger carried her oldest child, a disabled boy who is blind. With a final glance back, she left her modest home and everything she… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Famine in East Africa

Written by Gary Edmonds

It grieves me that so little news media in the Western Hemisphere focus on it. The United Nations is now calling it the worst humanitarian crisis since WWII. It’s famine in East Africa, including in countries where Food for the Hungry works. As livestock die from lack of food… Read More

  Disaster Relief

Help Save Starving Children: Refugees of S. Sudan's War

Written by Karen Randau

The United Nations officially declared in February that famine in South Sudan threatens 100,000 people with starvation. Over 1.1 million children are in danger of acute malnutrition. Almost 5 million people, 40 percent of the population, need urgent help. Civil war and tribal violence kept farmers from planting and tending their… Read More

  Disaster Relief
Written by Staff Writer
Don’t Grow Weary of Doing Good

March 15th marked the completion of the sixth year of the ongoing Syria crisis with no clear resolution in sight. In fact, the situation does not seem to be improving. It’s getting worse, especially for children. This month UNICEF released a report called “Hitting Rock Bottom: How… Read More

  Disaster Relief

A Syrian Refugee’s Story of Resilience

Written by Staff Writer

Boshra and her family moved to Lebanon three years ago from town in northwest Syria. “Before the war, we were very comfortable and happy,” Boshra explained. “We owned our house and land, and my husband was a farmer.” All of Boshra’s extended family lived nearby and enjoyed living life together. Read More

  Disaster Relief

Aleppo: The Christmas Story We Cannot Ignore

Written by dave

Most likely you have had one of two responses to the news of the fall of Aleppo and the subsequent humanitarian needs. Cringe or ignore. ANDREW ROBINSON , Tearfund NZ It’s the type of story that we consciously suppress from our outlook, or it’s the story that literally… Read More

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