Today, you can help meet these urgent needs—faithfully answering God’s call to respond to those suffering under natural disasters, outbreaks, persecution, and more—and help save their lives. Together, we are made for this.
At 8:30 (local time) on August 14, a 7.2 magnitude Earthquake struck western Haiti. While damage is being assessed, the US geological survey estimates high casualties and significant destruction. Initial reports indicate more than 300 people have died, and hospitals are reporting being overwhelmed by people with injuries.The earthquake hits at time when Haiti has been facing significant political and economic challenges as well as dealing with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
FH Haiti has confirmed the safety of all staff. Although partner communities are outside the worst of the danger areas, staff are making contact to confirm their safety and identify any needs. In partner and non-partner communities, FH Haiti is conducting an "assist and assess" response intended to gather information while providing life-saving relief. Emergency food, water, and medical aid is being prioritized.
Thank you for walking alongside these communities, ensuring they have hope, no matter the challenges they face.
Meanwhile, a pandemic rages on.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took the world by surprise, and is a dire threat to vulnerable populations—as if living in poverty wasn’t already hard enough. Families with nearly no access to healthcare or personal savings are hurting. Community leaders are blindsided by demands put on response plans and hygiene education. With your help, FH is helping families and leaders as they fight off the effects of a new disease, react to a slowing global economy, and continue working towards their goals to overcome poverty in their communities.
Here are some of the ways your support helps the response to the coronavirus:
And that’s why we need your help. Only together, can we fight this poverty.
- Hand-washing training — in some remote areas, we even share instructions by cell phone
- Establishing hand-washing stations in communities where clean water and soap are not readily available
- Distribution of hygiene kits that include wipes, washcloths, hand sanitizer, and soap
- Providing emergency food to families who have no source of income due to restrictions preventing them from going to work
We need your help to respond quickly and bring relief to families in need of food, medicine, and shelter. Today, our world is facing major emergencies and Food for the Hungry is once again stepping into the gap.
We have to do something.
Through partnerships with established relief organizations, FH is bringing emergency aid and hope to thousands of victims suffering starvation, sickness, homelessness, and insecurity because of circumstances beyond their control. Thank you for joining us in the global effort to rescue these millions from tragedy!