Bordering India and Myanmar, Bangladesh is a lush delta region where the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers run into the sea. Although Food for the Hungry has been working alongside Bangladeshi communities for decades, in recent years refugees from Myanmar have settled in the southern region of Bangladesh and are a focus of Food for the Hungry’s relief efforts.
59% of marriages is a child marriage
40% underemployment rate
740,000+ Rohingya refugees
Burundi lies on a rolling plateau in East Africa, bordering Rwanda, Tanzania, and the DRC. For decades, ethnic violence and civil unrest have stunted the country’s development and today Burundi is considered one of the world’s poorest countries. Food for the Hungry is walking alongside families and leaders to help communities go from stuck to thriving.
65% living in poverty
50% chronically food insecure
1 in 13 children will die before age 5
Cambodia is found in the southern part of the Indochina Peninsula neighbouringThailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Despite a recent history of political oppression at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia is rebounding at a staggering rate. Many communities in Cambodia are ready to break from the cycle of poverty.
50% under the age of 25
2 in 5 lack access to improved sanitation
Landlocked in the eastern region of Africa, Ethiopia is a predominantly agricultural country, with over 80% of its population living in rural areas. Harsh climate and droughts are major obstacles farmers in Ethiopia, and Food for the Hungry is committed to walking alongside these farming families and their communities.
80% live in rural areas
63% under the age of 25
43% limited access to clean water
Nestled against several other Central American countries, Guatemala touches both the Pacific Ocean and the Carribean. It is a predominantly poor country, struggling in areas including infant and child mortality, malnutrition, and employment. For this reason, Food for the Hungry seeks to walk alongside communities and leaders in order to bring health and development.
46% of children under 5 are undernourished
60% live on less than $2 per day
Haiti lies in the centre of the Carribean, sharing an island with the Dominican Republic. In recent years, natural disasters have been a defining part of Haiti’s history, as earthquakes and hurricanes have killed and displaced many. Despite these setbacks, communities in Haiti are working to move from stuck to thriving.
Poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere
2/3rd do not work a formal job
60% literacy rate
Located just below the equator, Rwanda is an elevated region dominated by mountains and lakes. Food for the Hungry initially began working in Rwanda in 1994 in response to the Rwandan genocide. Today, communities no longer fight one another, but fight poverty together; they are reunited and eager for a future free of poverty.
39% live under the poverty line
89% practice small-scale farming
Uganda’s borders bring together a wide array of ethnicities, cultures, and political systems. Once deemed “The Pearl of Africa,” Uganda’s progress was disrupted by political oppression. However, communities stuck in subsistence living are filled with hope as they work with Food for the Hungry for a brighter future.
72% of families are farmers
Host to 1.2 million refugees
5.8 children per woman fertility rate