Posts tagged with ‘food aid’

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Relief Vital as Persistent Drought Grips Pakistan

by Anna Muir

In 2015, a severe drought swept across Pakistan. Many farmers and their families suffered when harsh weather destroyed grain and other staple crops. After consecutive years of very little rainfall, a similar situation has occurred across southern Pakistan, particularly in the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan, where rates of poverty and hunger are already high. […]

Yemen Crisis Response

by Karen Bokma

Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis the world currently faces. Conflict has resulted in widespread hunger, with more than eight million people facing famine. Ongoing bombing campaigns and disease outbreaks are devastating the lives of millions as the war continues into its fourth year. Yemen’s cholera outbreak is the worst in the world—those facing extreme […]

No Place to Call Home

by Anna Muir

“I have no place in my country.” Mohammad, a Rohingya man, is devastated about events in Myanmar—where he was born and raised. For decades, the Rohingya ethnic minority have endured severe discrimination in Myanmar. The government denies the Rohingya citizenship, refusing to recognize them as a people. Just over a year ago, the Myanmar military […]

A Chance for a Healthy Life in Somalia

by Anna Muir

Dhaqan was worried about her daughter. At five months old, little Saynab weighed only eight pounds. She wasn’t eating and had developed a fever. Dhaqan and Saynab live in a camp for displaced persons in Somalia, in a region made vulnerable by prolonged drought. Dhaqan could see that a lack of food, poor hygiene and […]

“My child might have died”

by Anna Muir

In Koch County, South Sudan, Mariah cradles her one-year-old daughter Nyruei. For too long they’ve struggled to fill their stomachs. Each day they face the threat of an attack by armed rebel groups. Mariah and Nyruei are living in the heart of a civil war in South Sudan. After four years of bitter violence, just […]

The Rohingya Crisis: Stories of Courage

by Anna Muir

Since the outbreak of a military offensive against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Safiri has been living a nightmare. As a Rohingya woman, she’d suddenly become the target for indiscriminate, harrowing violence—civilian killings and the obliteration of villages—in her own home country. Safiri’s own village had been burned to the ground and her […]

Canadian Government to Match Donations to Rohingya Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Extreme violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over half a million Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. Violence broke out at the end of August when Rohingya militants attacked government forces. According to the United Nations, the Myanmar government responded against the Rohingya with disproportionate violence. On October […]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by Karen Bokma

Terrifying violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 600,000 Rohingya people to flee from their homes and seek refuge in Bangladesh. A military crackdown on insurgence in the state has left innocent Rohingya families subject to unthinkable trauma—family members killed and homes and fields set ablaze. Forced from their homes with nothing, refugees—mostly women, […]

Responding to Drought in Somalia

by Anna Muir

Somalia is grappling with its worst drought in 40 years. Minimal rainfall, widespread crop failure and livestock deaths have brought crisis to millions of Somalis now facing severe hunger, malnutrition and disease. The crippling effects of the drought are made worse by militant violence and a lack of response from an unstable government. More than […]

Food Aid Strengthens Rural Communities After Hurricane Matthew

by Anna Muir

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” The enthusiastic refrain comes from a small group of farmers living in Miragoâne, Haiti—a region devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which slammed into the country seven months ago. After 800 of the most vulnerable families received emergency food rations through a PWS&D-supported project with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, the hardworking women […]