Syria and Middle East
Food for the Hungry (FH) has been partnering locally in the Syrian and larger Middle East region since 2013 to help victims of war stay home or close to their families, therefore avoiding the need to flee to dangerous and sometimes hostile lands. FH has staff on the ground and is working to bring resources, international expertise, standards and experience to the refugee crisis. FH’s primary partner, the Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development, works through local churches across Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq to meet vital needs of vulnerable families with monthly food aid, winterizations, water, and education. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in the Middle East.
In 2015, Food for the Hungry began working in India after two exploratory visits revealed the desperate need among the Banchada people whose primary livelihood included the age-old tradition of selling their daughters into prostitution. With the HIV/AIDS population sitting at about 50% of all Banchada sex workers, the people there are in need of vocational training, education and hope. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in India.
In 1988, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided relief supplies to communities recovering from 13 years of civil war and an AIDS pandemic. Since then, FH has partnered with impoverished communities to work in areas of agriculture, health and income generation. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Uganda.
In 2001, Food for the Hungry started emergency relief work in South Sudan. Since that time, the country has gone through many changes, including establishing its independence on July 9, 2011. The war torn country is working to rebuild its communities and markets. FH is working with communities to increase farming, income, education and water access.
In 1994, it was estimated that 800,000 people were killed during the Rwandan Genocide. With 20 percent of the population murdered, Rwandan communities struggled in mourning and confusion. Currently, Food for the Hungry (FH) is helping Rwandan communities rebuild their lives and create trust between groups. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Rwandan communities.
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in the Philippines in 1978 to help Vietnamese refugees fleeing from the Vietnam War. Today, FH works in Filipino communities to improve conditions for children in church, school and at home.
Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Peru in 1982 in Chiclayo, Trujillo, Lima and Arequipa. Due to terrorism, FH left those areas and started working in Pucallpa doing clean water programs and sponsoring a school for handicapped children. Today, FH works in 31 communities in three regions (Lima, Pucallpa and Chincha). One of Peru’s most successful programs is the Family Action Program that addresses prevention of family violence. Click on icons to see how FH is working with communities in Peru.
In 1972, Food for the Hungry started working in Nicaragua in response to a devastating earthquake. In 1994, FH started long-term development work with the poor in multiple areas. With a focus on education, FH programs in Nicaragua have helped thousands of children to stay in school to reach their potential. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Nicaraguan communities.
Since 1987, Food for the Hungry (FH) has worked in Mozambique to help the poor. From 1997 to 2007, in the Sofala province, FH focused on agriculture, savings groups, health and other areas. One of FH’s more successful programs was using care groups to teach mothers healthy practices, like breastfeeding and treating malaria, to help newborns survive. In some communities, this decreased child mortality by 62 percent. FH also teaches about HIV/AIDS prevention and how to care for those living with HIV/AIDS. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Mozambique communities.
In 1976, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided emergency relief supplies to Kenya in the Marsabit district. In 2011, Kenya and four other countries experienced the worst drought in 60 years. Through livestock programs, the poor were able to sell their livestock to earn $2.2 million during the drought. This helped communities survive during the food crisis and water shortage. Presently, FH continues to work in Marsabit and three other districts to help rural communities. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Kenyan communities.
Our work in Kenya is partially funded by a partner, the EEP Programme. The EEP Programme in Southern and East Africa is jointly funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (lead donor), The Austrian Development Agency (ADA) and the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). For further information: http://eepafrica.org/
Food for the Hungry started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami killed 283,000 people. FH worked with devastated communities to help them rebuild their lives and homes. In 2011, FH started doing long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Indonesian communities.
In 1971, as Food for the Hungry became an official organization, Haiti was one of the first countries FH helped during an emergency response. In the early 2000s, FH began an HIV/AIDS prevention and care program in Port-au-Prince. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck and killed approximately 230,000 people. FH staff responded immediately and has since continued long-term development work to help Haitians recover. Click on icons to see how FH is working with Haitian communities.
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Guatemala in 1976 after an earthquake killed more than 22,000 people and left 1 million without homes. Since then, Guatemala has faced many natural disasters and economic challenges. FH is working to keep children in school and building healthy communities. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Guatemala.
In 1984, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Ethiopia in response to a famine. Up to the present day, Ethiopia is a country challenged by harsh environmental factors and droughts. FH continues to work in northern and southern Ethiopia, training communities in farming techniques to yield crops during droughts. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Ethiopia.
In 1979, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided relief assistance to survivors of Hurricane David and Tropical Storm Federico in the Dominican Republic. From that point, FH began working with the poor in the Dominican Republic and now serves 27 communities. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in the Dominican Republic.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo)
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in DR Congo in 1995 to assist unaccompanied refugee children. Since the early 1990s, civil war has ravaged DR Congo. During the war, many women were raped as a strategic war tactic. Thousands of kidnapped children served as soldiers, making up 47 percent of the deaths from war. Now, the country is rebuilding itself. FH is providing emergency needs and working toward restoring destroyed livelihoods. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in DR Congo.
In 1990, Food for the Hungry provided relief aid to people living in Cambodian refugee camps during the civil war. In 1993, FH started partnering with poor communities in southern Cambodia to improve living conditions. Presently, FH works in northern Cambodia. Click on icons to see how FH is working with these Cambodian communities.
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Burundi in agriculture, food security and medical supply distribution. Since then, FH continues to focus its efforts on child development and other areas. Click on the icons to read more of how FH is working in Burundi.
In 1978, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Bolivia through child sponsorship programs. As Bolivia is prone to natural disasters, FH often provides emergency relief aid. FH also worked with government officials to create an extensive irrigation system. Click on icons to read more on how FH works in Bolivia.
In 1972, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Bangladesh by distributing rice to the poor. Over the last 40 years, FH has partnered with Bangladeshi leaders and impoverished communities to create better living conditions. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Bangladesh.