Rays of Hope

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2008


I get lucky everytime when i see, that a lot of poeple help with their knowledg other people they are in need.

We are living i a time which is charachtrized with war,terror,finencial crisis,poverty,hunger and much other misery. There are millions of people they have no food,no water,they are fighting everyday for their exsistent. but that is only one side. At the other side we have many organizations and foundations and NGO they are working hard to help people getting food,getting clean and healthy water.

One projet which i found and makes me hope is Rays of Hope powered by The Water School . They are in partnership with Christian Mission Aid(CMA)

They say:"The most effective vaccine against child death in Africa is a glass of clean water."  and "Here are the cold, hard facts according to the above report – "There are roughly two million child deaths every year as a result of not having access to clean water." Africa is hugely over represented in that number. The continent accounts for nearly a third or more, almost 40% of total child deaths from water related problems. " But they found a way to fight against Child death in Africa with their Solar Water Disinfection System or SODIS

More info here

 


Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children

Posted by: | Posted on: October 8, 2008


“Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children” is now guaranteed a share of $2.5 million in prize money. The project with the most votes receives $1.5 million, 2nd receives $500,000, 3rd $300,000, and 4th and 5th $100,000. The funding – made possible by your votes – would bring a vital lifeline to hungry and malnourished children around the world.

But we need your help between now and October 13. Voting is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! In just a click, you can save the lives of thousands of malnourished children. Click here to vote:

For severely malnourished children, we offer a step-by-step treatment program that gives them what they need to recover, including nutrient-dense food supplements like the peanut-based product, Plumpy’Nut. Our comprehensive monitoring system saves more than 90 percent of children being treated in our feeding centers. Being one of the Top 5 would mean our nutrition could reach more children around the world who need our help.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Hunger and malnutrition kill more people in the world than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. As food prices rise, this funding is even more critical. More people are being driven deeper into poverty trying to afford basic staples. Many have nothing to eat at all. Your vote makes it possible for fewer young lives to be lost because they do not have enough to eat.

Getting the word out to your friends and family makes a huge difference! Forward this link to a friend and you bring us that much closer to the $1.5 million to help malnourished children around the world!


International Medical Corps

Posted by: | Posted on: October 8, 2008


 
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, IMC rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

WFP: Welternährungsprogramm der vereinten Nationen

Posted by: | Posted on: September 25, 2008


 


Haiti hunger

Posted by: | Posted on: September 19, 2008

 

Haiti’s hunger woes compounded by the unforgiving force of four hurricanes

 

The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, already reeling from the food crisis, is slammed by floods from Hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike.

 

This family stands in front of their flooded house in Haiti. Three hurricanes — Gustav, Hanna, and Ike — have produced massive floods, adding to the woes of this impoverished country already beleaguered by the food crisis.
This family stands in front of their flooded house in Haiti. Three hurricanes — Gustav, Hanna, and Ike — have produced massive floods, adding to the woes of this impoverished country already beleaguered by the food crisis.
Photo ©2008 Samuel Menager/World Vision

Fanny, 15, doesn’t exert any energy during her short breaks at school. She needs to save it up to focus on her studies during class — a hard thing to do when her stomach has been empty for several days.

Even during the lessons at school, her concern is focused mainly on whether there will be food in her house when she gets home. The prospects are usually grim: Her father earns a meager $20 per month, barely enough to provide a few days’ worth of food for Fanny’s seven-member family during that period of time.

Fanny’s story is sadly reflective of a harsh reality facing most Haitian children — their families simply don’t have the economic resources necessary to cover the rapidly rising cost of food. Following flooding from three powerful hurricanes there, however, the hunger situation is quickly devolving from bad to unbearable.

Adding insult to injury

"The only good news here is that Hurricane Ike’s path was far enough north that Haiti did not take another direct hit," said Wesley Charles, World Vision’s national director in Haiti, speaking of the third storm to strike the island country in less than a month. "But the rains from Ike have made it even more difficult for aid workers to get into some of the worst flooded areas. People are becoming increasingly desperate."

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  • Donate to help provide relief for children and families affected by Haiti’s recent devastating floods.
  • Help provide food for those suffering from the hunger crisis in Haiti.

Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, and Hanna, which all struck Haiti within a period of about two weeks, have wiped out bridges and roads, postponed school for at least a month, and perhaps worst of all, damaged the next mango harvest, Haiti’s only viable export crop.

According to reports, some 10,000 people were crammed into 115 shelters in the beleaguered city of Gonaive following the passage of Ike, and only 10 of those shelters had food. In the region of Jean Denis, dirty floodwater worsened the situation for desperate families.

"Children played in the filthy water," said Steve Matthews, World Vision’s emergency communications manager. "Women were washing clothes and dishes in overflowing streams. The farmland was absolutely drenched. Everything has become waterlogged, making it nearly impossible to cook, even for those who were able to salvage some of their rice."

Food crisis intensified

Even before the flooding, a stable food supply was out of reach to most Haitian families, like Fanny’s. Spiraling global food prices — caused by a variety of factors, including fuel costs — have dealt devastation to this poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where many live on less than $2 per day. World Vision staff members there have worked tirelessly to save children teetering on the brink of starvation.

Floodwaters in Haiti's Central Plateau region reach the rooftops of buildings. The destructive force of three consecutive hurricanes is expected to make the already severe food crisis in this country even worse.
Floodwaters in Haiti’s Central Plateau region reach the rooftops of buildings. The destructive force of three consecutive hurricanes is expected to make the already severe food crisis in this country even worse.
©2008 Yves Beauge/World Vision

But the three recent hurricanes have delivered a near-knockout punch. "Bread is scarce and will soon be gone, and much of people’s stored brown rice got wet when Hurricane Hanna went by," explained World Vision relief coordinator Elvire Douglas.

In partnership with other humanitarian agencies, World Vision is scaling up its relief efforts in Haiti following the flooding. The top priority is to reach affected families cut off by the hurricane damage and deliver emergency food aid and supplies to those who need it most. But additional resources are needed to effectively respond to such a critical situation.

A harsh reality

Meanwhile, for children like Fanny across Haiti, the clock is ticking. Her exhaustion and physical harm at the hands of malnutrition are observable in her appearance.

"When we don’t have the money to buy food, we just take a bath and go to bed, expecting what the following morning will bring," said Evana, Fanny’s mother, who struggles to explain the problems facing her five children and husband. They’re issues similar to what she faced as a child.

Certainly, Evana is one mother who doesn’t want her children to face the same hardships as adults that she has. With conditions in Haiti as they are these days, she is likely one parent among many sharing that sentiment.

 

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Global Food Crisis 2008

Posted by: | Posted on: August 7, 2008

Food prices have been rising for a while. In some countries this has resulted in food riots and in the case of Haiti where food prices increased by 50-100%, the Prime Minister was forced out of office. Elsewhere people have been killed, and many more injured. While media reports have been concentrating on the immediate causes, the deeper issues and causes have not been discussed as much. Read More …


Child Sponsorship…

Posted by: | Posted on: August 6, 2008

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 The problems children face in the developing world differ, but the cause is always the same – poverty.

It’s easy to feel hopeless, but through child sponsorship, you truly can do something about it, something extraordinary.

You can personally reach out and connect with a child and their community and follow their progress as they overcome incredible hardships and build for the future.  

We help local communities build for the future by helping them gain the food, clean water, education, and healthcare they desperately need. Working together, we build the skills and know-how they need to stand on their own two feet.

You get to see and feel the difference your support makes, through the eyes of your sponsored child and their regular letters and photographs.

What will you feel as a child sponsor?

Do something extraordinary – sponsor a child today

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Why Donate To Charity?

Posted by: | Posted on: August 6, 2008

You can’t escape requests for you to donate to charity today. There are literally thousands of opportunities out there for you to donate to charity. Perhaps you are asking yourself should I donate to charity? And if I am going to donate to charity which ones should I choose?

First of all, let’s deal with the question of why you should donate to charity. There are a host of reasons to donate to charity. We will deal with only a few of them here. For instance, if you donate to charity you will gain certain tax benefits. All of us are looking for ways to pay less money to the government. If you donate to charity you will be able to help others and keep more money out of the hands of the government. Who would have thought that such a great benefit could come when you donate to charity? Read More …


Learning to End Poverty

Posted by: | Posted on: August 5, 2008

Overview of the problem
A life without education is a shadow of its potential. Even one life like that is a loss. For 115 million school age children worldwide, the results can be tragic.

Imagine living on less than a dollar a day, with no chance to learn, get a decent job or ever lift yourself from poverty.

But we have the power to change this.

Education gives kids the basic skills for a better life. As our global economy becomes increasingly information-centered, school is more important than ever. Read More …


Zimbabwe Hunger Alert

Posted by: | Posted on: July 31, 2008

Zimbabwe, which has normally been a food surplus country, has seen a sharp deterioration in its food security due to a combination of factors: erratic rainfall; a steep economic downturn combined with an equally sharp rise in staple food prices; the negative impact of the government’s land reform programme; and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Read More …


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