Today, our world is facing major emergencies and Food for the Hungry and its international partners are once again stepping into the gap. You can help meet 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.
We must act now! Send your financial gift today to help families in danger.
On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine, triggering a massive humanitarian crisis. It’s a precarious situation being felt around the world. As of late March, it’s estimated over 10 million people have been displaced by the violent conflict, many fleeing into Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and Slovakia. Families have lost their homes, livelihoods, and security, and the crisis is mounting.
In November 2020, tensions began rising in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Military conflict between the Ethiopian military and the Tigray Defence Force. The conflict intensified this past November 2021, spreading into surrounding regions and even putting the capital city Addis Ababa on alert. This has led to the displacement of over 2.2 million people in the Tigray region.
Our hearts are breaking for the millions of families affected by these tragic conflicts. We cannot sit idly by and watch their suffering; we must act.
FH Canada is responding to the crisis in Ukraine by partnering with our friends Hungry For Life, based in Chilliwack, BC, and Korean Food for the Hungry International, a long-time member of our global FH family. Hungry for Life has local staff members offering food, basic necessities, and shelter to families in churches, homes, and other refugee centres. FH Korea has mobilized response in Poland to offer similar support to refugees pouring into Poland.
FH staff in Ethiopia have been working to provide relief to these displaced people in the form of food, water, basic care, and more—both in Tigray and in areas near partner communities where refugees are seeking help. FH is strategizing next steps, while cautiously preparing staff in affected areas to evacuate if needed.
FH responds to alleviate human suffering in the hard places—providing food, shelter, protection, and more to internally displaced people and refugees. But we need your help to respond quickly and bring relief to families in need of food, medicine, and shelter.
Please pray for peace regarding these crises, and for the safe movement of staff and supplies to areas and families that need them the most.
Thank you for walking alongside families in need, ensuring they have hope, no matter the challenges they face.