Another core focus of Rise Against Hunger is responding to crises–both natural and man-made. From droughts to floods, in conflict zones and transitioning political situations, food is often the most immediate need. When everyday access to food, wages, and market systems are destroyed in the wake of emergencies, Rise Against Hunger works through a network of in-country partners to address these needs. We strive to ensure aid is efficiently and effectively deployed to and received by communities when it is needed most. Rise Against Hunger Philippines has distributed meal packs to over 1,800 families that have been displaced by the Marawi siege.
You can support this program by donating funds for packing nutritious meals or other relief goods.
Rise Against Hunger responds to sudden and ongoing crises to meet immediate needs of affected populations and support the transition toward recovery. We have responded to emergencies by delivering food assistance, nutrition, water filters and hygiene kits to those displaced by natural disasters and man-made crises.
In building the resilience of vulnerable people, Rise Against Hunger is working hand-in-hand with a host of organizations to ensure that our meals and other life-changing aid can reach communities in crisis effectively and according to need.
Our Responding to Emergencies Initiatives
Below, find descriptions of our ongoing Emergency Response initiatives around the globe.
Southern Africa School Feeding Initiative (SASFI)
Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
The goal of the Southern Africa School Feeding Initiative (SASFI) is to increase the resilience of school-age children and improve their access to education.The project supports more than 48,000 primary school age students in Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Swaziland and Zimbabwe each year. Through the initiative, more than 14,200,000 meals each year are distributed in 183 schools. So far, the school feeding initiative has proven to be critical in encouraging attendance, increasing enrollment and providing access to a balanced, nutritious meal to children affected by the El Niño drought. Read more.
South Sudan Relief and Recovery Operations
In partnership with Crosscurrents International, we are providing inpatient therapeutic feeding treatment to those facing malnutrition due to Kala Azar in South Sudan. Kala Azar results from parasitic infection, worsened by poor access to medical treatment, civil unrest, HIV/AIDS and food insecurity. We distributed Plumpy’Nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food, to treat 517 cases of malnutrition. We are providing ongoing technical support and the necessary financial resources to continue to provide access to treatment. Additionally, with Mothering Across Continents, we are also supporting a comprehensive project to provide school meals, construct secure food storage and support local markets through local food purchases for a school feeding program. More than 1,300 school-age children at the Old Fangak community school will have access to school lunch, acting as a catalyst for enrollment, attendance and retention rates to increase for both boys and girls. Read more.
Rise Against Hunger works year-round to prepare for and respond to crisis around the globe.
Please consider making a donation to our emergency relief fund today to provide critical aid to those affected by disasters.