Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ten million infants and children die each year before their fifth birthday. Infant mortality takes away humanity's potential physical, social, and human resources around the world. Most common cause? Dehydration and diarhea... every mother loves her baby and she is so concerned when her baby is sick no matter where she lives around the world. Two simple causes that are preventable.
He tries his best to soothe his little sister. These two will not survive unless outside help from Moms steps in to help. Can you see the swollen belly on the little girl? She is already at the first stage of malnutrition. The body is beginning the painful process of starvation. They have nothing... absolutely nothing. Moms Against Hunger will provide warm food and loving attention to little ones around the world with your help.
Doesn't this picture make you want to take them in your arms and comfort them? Every worthy mother has the same reaction... we all want to help! Please donate today.
She has very little in her life.... nothing extra. It's a life of struggle for daily food, daily clean water, NO money, no electricity, no running water, no phones, no indoor toilet, nothing but overwhelming need all day... every day. This poor mom is doing her best to take care of her family. And unless someone gives her a helping hand along life's road, she will face greater struggles than she already has. Virus's are prevelant because she has no shoes and walks in germ laden ground. Sickness will come to her children when the weather turns cold, because she has no warm clothing to put on them. Disease can claim a vulnerable child quickly without medication, vitamins and healthy food.
She needs our help .... all over the world women and children live in terrible conditions. Can you help? Please donate today to make a difference in the world. Millions of children and mothers are in need while you read this... you can feed a single child and mother and make a difference in the world one life at a time. If everybody will feed one person.... think what that will do!
It is troubling that in this modern world, children are still hungry and thousands face starvation across the world. You can do something about this human need by being a partner with Moms Against Hunger. Each time we ship a container around the world to a needy nation, you can be a part of this important work. We appreciate your concern for others and welcome your help!
These children cannot be sustained without the caring arms of a mother to feed them. That can be you and I!
Children are not afraid to tell me that they are hungry, or that they feel bad. Sometimes I even hear stories of their little lives that are surprising how they feel about what has happened to their families.
They will shuffle over quietly to me for a hug and a soft word. Once they know I am looking at them and they have my attention... little voices began to tell me what they need. "Do you have something I can eat? Do you have a bandaid for me? Can I eat with you? Can I stay at your house? I'm hungry"...
A child trusts an adult to take care of them, and when the adults in their lives cannot fix the problems deep insecurity can be pressed into their hearts and minds. I want children that go through catastrophiclife shifting events such as tornadoes, or hurricanes or tsunamis, or earthquakes to know that other mothers do care about them and will help them in the hours of need. Children living in a war zone are still children.
Your help is needed in the lives of children all over the world. Children feel the same whether they are in America or Africa when a terrible event rocks their world and their homes are distroyed. Going without food feels the same in the little tummies all around the world. Pain is the same no matter the age, culture, ethnic background or social background. Pain hurts. Hunger hurts. All children need loving attention and care.
Can you make a difference in someones life today? Please donate and save a life now. Your gift to feed a child can bring comfort, supplies and attention to a child in need. Moms are needed worldwide to care for hurting children......why? Because children feel the same way everywhere. I remember a little boy appearing out in the hot African sun and sidling up to me to ask me if I had a drink of water he could have.....
I shall never forget him that day and never stop providing with your help....
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In the night, the children wake up
always ask for someone to be with them. They ask why it happened. They think
God is mad at them," says Marie Louise Woel-Michel, a hospital volunteer
in the shattered Carrefour neighborhood of
the Haitian capital. "They don't play."
lawn of Adventist Hospital has become a camp for patients and their families,
many of whom are among the 2 million people displaced by the earthquake that
destroyed this city. Last week, residents found a little boy, 4 years old at
most, in the bushes. He was chilled, dehydrated and silent.
the parents are dead or abandoned him. We don't know his name," says
Woel-Michel, a school principal whose husband is an Adventist radiologist.
"We talk and talk and talk, but he doesn't answer."
In the devastation left after the Haiti earthquake, the
heaviest blow is falling on the weakest: children. Already poor, underfed and
underschooled, tens of thousands of Haiti's children now face the cruelest
catastrophe: They are alone. Their parents are dead or have disappeared in the
chaos. They have lost their homes, their friends, their sense of security. They
are hungry, bleeding and afraid — of the present and of the future.
Joseph, 9, is having nightmares. Her family's house in Cité Soleil, Haiti's
worst slum, fell into the water during the earthquake. The family, including a
brother and a sister, are living in the street.
am afraid it will happen again," she says. "I had a puppet. It's
missing." It was her only toy.
before the Jan. 12 earthquake, 380,000 Haitian children, out of 4.2 million in
the whole country, lived in orphanages or group homes, according to UNICEF. Whatever the final
death toll of the Haiti quake — 150,000 are confirmed dead so far, Haiti's
government says — thousands more children will join them.
destruction presents an enormous challenge for UNICEF and other relief groups
that focus on children, as they confront both the immediate crisis and the
question of who will care for the children in the future.
think we'll be facing one of the most horrific disasters for children in
memory," says Irwin Redlener of Columbia University, whose
Children's Health Fund responded to Hurricane Katrina. Few events could compare
to the "extraordinary loss of life and the potential for such
psychological harm to children."
two weeks after the earthquake, children continue to arrive at hospitals
gravely injured, with serious infections and broken bones. Few have had medical
care, and many are suffering without painkillers. Many children have been in
pain for so long they have stopped crying.
at Adventist were forced to amputate the gangrenous hand of a 12-year-old girl
without proper anesthetic because of a shortage of drugs, says Mike Howatt, a
Canadian surgeon volunteering with Global Medic. Otherwise, he says, they
feared the infection would spread and kill her.
the excruciating surgery, the girl seemed to be singing. "It was only at
the end that I realized she wasn't singing," Howatt says. "She was
'I'm not living well'
needs of Haiti's children were vast even before the quake took away what little
they had. Nearly half of Haiti's nearly 10 million people are younger than 18.
Only half of Haitian children ever attend school, and only 2% finish high
school, UNICEF says. Haiti's infant mortality rate and the rate of death for
children younger than 5 are the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
"we're in that kind of search and rescue operation ... for these
unaccompanied children," says Patrick McCormick, spokesman for UNICEF.
"Feed them, give them water, take care of them, protect them, and then
start the process of registration and tracing to see if they have any family
relief workers have tended to children's physical needs, they will have to help
Haitian children face the psychological scars and tremendous upheaval caused by
is so important for children, Redlener says, that studies of kids displaced by
Katrina show that even five years later, they still struggle in school.
Rebuilding efforts often focus too heavily on infrastructure instead of
communities and schools, he says. "What really matters is rebuilding the
lives and the stability of children. That's what I'm hoping will be the biggest
lesson that we can learn from Katrina that we can apply to Haiti."
Kevin Brito, a relief coordinator for Adventist
Development and Relief Agency Spain, tried to distribute energy
biscuits at a tent camp this week, three little boys, about 5 years old, tugged
at his shirt.
were jumping and playful, and they wanted to help with the boxes. They asked,
'Are you my friend?' " says Brito, a psychologist from Madrid. "That
touched me. But as I thought about it, I realized how needy they are for
affection. They wanted to know someone was caring for them." So Brito gave
them small tasks, hugged them and rubbed their heads as they vied for his
risk of post-traumatic stress is high, specialists say, if children aren't
helped. Children have to sort out what they've been through, says Carolyn
Miles, chief operating officer of Save the Children. "There's the shock,
then there's the 'I just want to hang on to something,' then there's the
powerful, often conflicting emotions emerge, children need solace and support,
says Caryl Stern, head of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.
are kids who are just wandering the streets right now. We need to find them. We
need to hug them. We need to give them blankets. We need to tend to their
health problems," Stern says. Even in Haiti, which has been racked by
hurricanes, floods, riots and mudslides, "for many children, this will be
their first major disaster. They don't know that tomorrow may be a better day.
They need to be convinced of that."
Seveur, 10, was playing soccer when the quake struck. She fell down. "I
feel bad. I'm not living well. I'm hungry," she says. "We have no
place to live. We are living in tents. I don't like it."
If she could make one wish, it would
be "for the Americans to help
'Angry and nervous'
Adventist, Woel-Michel says children are clingy and fearful of straying far
from family. An 11-year-old girl whose leg was amputated cries all the time.
thinks she will never be a mother," Woel-Michel says. "We keep
telling her it won't keep her from doing what she wants. I just invent stories
about people with similar injuries with happy endings to make them feel
sees the effects of the disaster in her own son. "I wanted him to come
here as a volunteer, but he couldn't," she says. "He cannot cope yet.
He's angry and nervous."
groups including UNICEF and Save the Children are setting up special tents for
children in camps of displaced residents, to start what they call
"psychological first aid." Mercy Corps is handing out "comfort
kits," including a blanket and stuffed animal. The children's tent
"gives kids a place to go. It starts some sort of normal routine,"
says Miles, of Save the Children.
tents also will be places where relief workers can register children who are
alone, in hopes of reuniting families. UNICEF is worried about unaccompanied
children being abused and exploited.
Corpswill begin training teachers, church groups and community leaders in Haiti
to recognize signs of post-traumatic stress in children: clinging, crying, and
sleep and toilet-training problems. The group also is translating into Creole a
workbook it gave children after 9/11 and Katrina. It asks children to draw
pictures of what they lost, fear and hope for.
Luc, 11, already has recorded his experience. In two pages of neat script, he
recounts running out of his house with his brother and wandering around the
city. He wrote about his mother screaming when they couldn't find his father,
and their joy when they saw him run toward them covered in dust. He wrote it to
remember the day his town in Léogâne, about 20 miles west of Port-au-Prince,
became the epicenter of the earthquake.
I have children, I have that to share with them," he says. "I'm
hoping that never happens again. Too many people died."
family now lives in a shack of corrugated tin in a tent city in a park. The
shack has an adjoining area enclosed by blankets tied to wooden poles.
people cram into the space. He sleeps on a mattress on the ground. When it gets
too crowded or hot, they take turns sitting up so the others can lie more
comfortably. He has no toys or television. He spends his days sleeping, drawing
and writing with a pen on a notebook that his parents found in rubble. Always,
he is looking for food: One day last week, his only meal was wheat mashed in
the quake, he says, he has been feeling weak. His head hurts, and his stomach
I had a house, I went to school," he says as his parents watch and nod.
"Life was good before, but right now, it's not."
Schneider Michele hasn't been able to walk since a block of concrete fell on
his leg. His right shin is bandaged, and blood seeps through the cloth. His
mother, Anny, carries him on her back.
sleep in a yard without blankets or tents, just a pad to lie on. "After
the earthquake, we went to another family to live with them, but their house
fell, too," Schneider says. "I have no home to go to."
than describe what he has seen, Schneider looks down, picking at lint on his
mother's T-shirt. He cries all the time, Anny Michele says.
I always found a way to feed my son and send him to school," she says.
"I don't see a future for him."
the desperate international effort to help Haiti's children, relief workers
hope to restore not only their physical and mental health but also their
ability to endure — and even to dream.
wants to be an engineer. "If I made houses with metal roofs instead of
using cement," he says, "maybe so many houses would not fall down,
and people would not die."
The June flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.The latest estimate of the insured property damage now exceeds $1.7 billion. Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities. Moms Against Hunger sent funds to help families with emergency supplies in the immediate days following this disaster.
Cambodia is in the middle of the human trafficking nightmare. Our partners have been very involved in helping to recover, sustain and offer opportunities to children and young women caught in such terrible misery. Feeding the hungry is part of the program to help.....
This is an area in the Dominican Republic that is called 'Little Haiti', and it is filled with poor Haitians who fled Haiti looking for a better life. The children here do not attend school, nor is there a job source in the area for the adults to work at. MAH offers food to these helpless children who stay hungry all the time.
A typhoon hit the tiny island of Fiji and caused major flooding which ruined a majority of the crops. Moms Against Hunger was contacted and asked if we would ship a container of food to them to help provide meals for children during this crisis season. With our partners help we shipped 250,000 meals to the children of Fiji.
Guatemala is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. The needs of the children and elderly in this nation are often ignored, and without any social services. Our longstanding commitment to this beautiful but poor country is ongoing.
We were able to ship 18 containers into Haiti after the earthquake. Our efforts provided 2 million baby wipes, food, water, water purifiers, blankets, hygiene goods, coolers, shoes, tools and medical supplies.
The massive tornado's that swept through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky were terrifying to the families that survived them. Our heartfelt response to them was gratefully accepted as thousands were without food and water and living with damaged or destroyed homes. This effort took hundreds of people to help their neighbors through this ordeal.
Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 Hurricane, that hit New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was the costliest natural disaster in the history of the USA. We provided shelter for a total of 1,000 people over the course of 1 month. We provided shelter, food, clothing and a safe place to think about the future and what to do next. In the shock of what had happened, we respected the privacy of our families and did not allow photos to be taken overall.
Serving families in the aftermath of a hurricane has always been an area that Moms Against Hunger serves in. Every family needs the emotional support and care of a mother in such a time. Our care helps to provide for instant foods, practical supplies and items for small children during the immediate hours after Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
Hurricane Sandy was the second largest disaster in US history. Moms Against Hunger served the families in Staten Island hot meals and support during the weeks following it.. Our help made the difference in thousands of shocked families trying to cope with the complete loss of their homes and businesses.
The tornado in Moore Oklahoma and surrounding small town areas was devastating! Not only were homes and businesses destroyed but also two schools taking the lives of 23 people including children. 2013 Moore tornado was an EF5 tornado that struck on the afternoon of May 20, 2013