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Friday, February 24, 2017

The declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan means the country is slipping deeper into crisis and more help is urgently needed.

More than 100,000 people are on the verge of starvation. An additional 1 million are on the brink of famine. Nearly 5 million overall are in desperate need of help.

In the areas where HOPE International Development Agency is already working, our efforts to support families who left everything and ran for their lives when violence descended on their villages continue in earnest.

“We had no food to eat and our hope had disappeared”, says one survivor recalling his family’s escape.

Additional funds are urgently needed because the crisis is out-pacing our ability to respond. Lives are at stake. Women and children are the most vulnerable.

Your gift will provide life-saving food, such as wheat, groundnuts, sorghum, salt, and cooking oil that families can use to stave off hunger and keep their bodies nourished. It will also help provide netting that will protect families from mosquito-borne illnesses while they sleep or recuperate.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

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HOPE International Development Agency has been helping families worldwide since 1975, enabling them to transform their lives as they gain access to clean water, learn new ways to earn a sustainable income and provide support to each other, grow more food, and restore the environment upon which they depend.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Myanmar - Families fleeing violence need help

The panic began when gunfire erupted near temporary camps populated by people displaced from their villages by previous violence in Myanmar’s Kachin State, near the border with China.

With just minutes to escape the escalating violence, people in the camps grabbed what they could of their meager possessions and ran for their lives. Food, shelter, personal belongings, even medications were left behind. There simply was not enough time.

Right now, more than 6,400 people are on the move as a result of the violence; most are women and children, but there are many elderly people as well.

“People are deeply shaken by the experience, and having been forced to relocate several times before the most recent incident, they are very weary and afraid,” says Gum Shaw Awng of the Metta Development Foundation, our partner in Kachin State.

Without proper shelter, food, clean water, and other essentials, people who managed to flee the violence remain at great risk.

HOPE International Development Agency is launching this emergency appeal to raise the funds needed to provide families with urgently needed items such as emergency shelters, food, clean water, latrines, and personal hygiene kits.

An emergency gift from you today of $40, $60, or even $100 if you can, will help ensure that traumatized families are cared for as they seek shelter in other camps for displaced persons that are not in a conflict zone.

Giving online today ensures that your gift can be sent to help ease the suffering of families right away.