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Posts tagged with ‘food assistance’

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Hope in the Midst of Crisis – South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Besta Asa vividly remembers a warm sunny day, sitting outside her home in South Sudan, breastfeeding her babies. Her children were playing when she first heard the gunshots, but she wasn’t immediately concerned. She became fearful when her husband rushed home from their farm and she learned her family had to flee. Wasting very little […]

Feeding Centres in War-Torn South Sudan Saving Lives

by Anna Muir

For too long, Regina and her eight children struggled living in a country torn apart by violence. In her hometown of Leer, South Sudan, armed men had burned homes, raped women and killed civilians. Three years of civil war left both the community and Regina’s hope in ruins. Faced with the ongoing conflict, Regina decided […]

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 […]

Help for Malnourished Children in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Leaving home with three little children in tow and walking for three days wasn’t an easy decision for Sarah. It was even harder knowing that making the journey meant risking being attacked by armed robbers or soldiers on the way, and only bringing what they could carry. But Sarah didn’t have a lot of choices. […]

Crisis in South Sudan

by Karen Bokma

Almost five million people are facing severe food insecurity in South Sudan, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. In the world’s youngest country, years of civil unrest have displaced large segments of the population—many of those displaced are small-scale farmers. Forced to leave their farms and livestock, the conflict has left people unable […]

Food Distributions Begin in Drought-Affected Malawi Communities

by Karen Bokma

Farmers and their families in Malawi have been hard hit by unpredictable and less than expected rainfall amounts. The drought, caused by a particularly powerful El Niño event, has left many in need of food assistance. In Malawi, Balaka is one of the districts hardest hit by the crisis and has experienced significant decreases in […]

Food Assistance in Haiti Helps 1,200 Families After Hurricane

by Karen Bokma

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southwest coast of Haiti. In the wake of the powerful storm, parts of the island nation faced complete destruction. Winds up to 240 km/h, flooding and mudslides damaged roads and homes, flattened fields, caused food and water shortages and triggered widespread illness. With the death toll […]

With Relief and Joy, Families in Ethiopia Welcome Food Assistance

by Anna Muir

In recent months, Meserete Jima and her husband have been consumed with worry, trying to figure out what they would scrounge together to feed their two children. In the wake of severe drought caused by the El Niño weather event, large swaths of land surrounding their community in Dugda, Ethiopia have been stripped of life. […]

Video: What is Food Assistance?

by Karen Bokma

Food assistance is one of the major aspects of the work PWS&D does in partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank. This video gives an explanation of global food assistance in response to hunger crises around the world.

“The vouchers help me survive”

by Anna Muir

“In Syria we were happy,” shares Fatima, smiling as she remembers her once peaceful homeland. “Oh yes, we were, and comfortable, too.” Brutal violence forced Fatima to flee Syria in 2013. She now lives with relatives in a rented room in Lebanon. Because of the war, her three brothers are missing. Though Fatima is now […]