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Fighting Poverty and Extinction in Madagascar

World Environment Day, June 5 By Dan Turk, Mission Co-worker Madagascar and Rolland Razafiarison, Technical Manager FVEE This century, Madagascar faces two major challenges: lifting its people out of poverty and preventing the extinction of its unique plants and animals. These challenges compete for assistance funds and often seem to be at cross purposes. Some of… Read more »

PHP Post Spring 2021 Edition Available!

PHP and Matthew 25 Issue The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s alignment with Matthew 25 is outlined in the centerspread of this PHP Post. Also featured in this edition are: Land is the basis of freedom Fighting colonialism and poverty globally A Peaceful Path Download the PHP & Matthew 25 poster Download the PHP Post  

Celebrating Agroecology on the International Day of Biological Diversity!

“We’re part of the solution!” By Andrew Kang Bartlett | Presbyterian Hunger Program … is the slogan for this year’s UN International Day of Biological Diversity, which the world has been celebrated on May 22, since 1993. The International Day for Biological Diversity bolsters the Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the United Nations’ Convention on… Read more »

Gaza under attack, the joy of Eid ends in fear

By Rajeh Abbas | Improvement & Development for Communities Center (IDCO), Gaza The Palestinians are welcoming Eid with strikes of death. Ramadan, the holy Month of Muslims, finished and Eid-al-Fitr arrived. However, Palestinians would not enjoy it as they should have because the Israeli occupation is bombing the people everywhere. Everything started in Jerusalem. At… Read more »

Eid-al-Fitr in Gaza, between decorations and destruction

By Rajeh Abbas | Improvement & Development for Communities Center, Gaza During Ramadan, the holy month of Muslims, one of the important customs of celebrating is preparing for Eid-al-Fitr. Women shop to buy new clothes for their children, husbands, and themselves. It is Sunnah[i] to buy new clothes and to feel happy at Eid. This… Read more »

Video: Joining Hands for 20 Years!

PHP is celebrating 20 years of Joining Hands with partners around the world who are advocating for justice. In 2000, the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) determined that direct food aid and training programs alone will not end hunger in the world. In response, PHP started Joining Hands. Joining Hands helps organize and support networks of… Read more »

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles 2021

  We observe the International Day of Farmers Struggles on April 17, which is tomorrow. This year we are highlighting the work of our partner CISEGD in Cameroon that is working to improve food and nutrition security in Batibo in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Not only are they faced with a global pandemic but… Read more »

PHP partner works to improve rural health in Nicaragua

By Jaime Muñoz | Asofenix, Nicaragua April 7 is World Health Day, and it is a day when we recognize that there is lot of inequality in global health. This has perhaps never been as apparent as during the Covid-19 pandemic. We see that some people are able to live relatively healthy lives, while others… Read more »

PHP Partners with Growing Hope Globally to Grow Impact

By Rebecca Barnes | Presbyterian Hunger Program The Presbyterian Church (USA)—through the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance as well as local congregations—has had a decades-long partnership with Growing Hope Globally, an organization that connects U.S. farmers, churches and communities to subsistence farmers around the world in order to help address hunger. The Presbyterian… Read more »