Posts Categorized: Hunger

Fighting on the side of peasant farmers

FONDAMA is committed to the long road to justice By Fabienne Jean | FONDAMA, Joining Hands Haiti In my country, Haiti, hunger, poverty and deprivation destroy the dignity of more than 70% of the population. People are reduced to spending all their lives in one and only quest – the quest for survival. Coming from… Read more »

Covid-19 impact on Global Hunger

Global hunger was already on an upward trajectory before the Covid-19 pandemic. Most countries are experiencing some form of economic crisis. Poor communities have been hit the hardest. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “The number of people battling acute hunger and suffering from malnutrition is on the rise yet again. … And the upheaval that… Read more »

Video: PHP at Work Around the World

Check out this 3 minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in the United States and around the world. PHP is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and works to alleviate hunger and eliminate the underlying causes. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One… Read more »

Accompanying the people of Haiti toward justice

Listening, respect vital to Joining Hands’ success By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti In 2013, when I began serving in Haiti as a companionship facilitator with our Joining Hands network FONDAMA, I saw so much potential. In the spirit of Joining Hands, our network in Haiti would identify root causes of the country’s massive… Read more »

Haiti’s violent protests rooted in years of injustice

FONDAMA continues fight for a better future By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti One in three people in Haiti have no idea how to find their next meal, a decline from already dire statistics of hunger. That conclusion was reached by researchers for the United Nation’s World Food Programme, studying data in October as… Read more »

Shedding light on the hidden crisis in Cameroon

A call to stand in solidarity with the Anglophone community Jennifer R. Evans | Mission Specialist Squeezing into the crowded room, there was standing-room only. Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons and grandparents filled the room. Four chairs had been saved for us, facing the full room of internally displaced people from the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon…. Read more »

Restoring Hope to Famine Stricken South Sudan

PHP partners with Hope Restoration South Sudan to improve food security and empower women and girls through farming By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program South Sudan is a very new country, gaining independence in 2011, after three decades of civil war between northern and southern Sudan.  Unfortunately, South Sudan’s independence did not lead to… Read more »

Reflecting on Current Day Hunger and Poverty Challenges

The power of decision-makers to end hunger and poverty By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program I usually spend the last few weeks of every year reviewing our work, reflecting and visioning for the future.  It is an important time that helps me to celebrate each step, victory and accomplishment that has been achieved for… Read more »

Faithful Action During October Food Week

The 2018 Food Week of Action is coming! The week goes from October 14-21 and is a time to celebrate the abundant and precious world that we inhabit — whose diverse ecosystems provide everything we need to thrive. We also acknowledge the inequality and threats to life brought about by human greed and systems that… Read more »

Presentation of PHP’s International Work

Learn more about PHP’s international development and advocacy work By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Recently the staff of the Presbyterian Hunger Program put together PowerPoint presentations, complete with narrations, with the goal of helping Presbyterians and others to understand better the work that we do in the world. The hope is that the presentations can… Read more »