ASC supports emergency feeding programs in Ethiopia and South Sudan. Natural disasters, most often drought, increasing food prices, lack of agricultural infrastructure and poverty prevent families from thriving and keep children hungry in places like Ethiopia. In South Sudan, war and political unrest add to the problem. Large numbers of refugees fleeing the violence settle in informal camps under trees or along rivers with no means of supporting themselves. We seek out the neediest families, those that are not being helped by anyone else, and bring survival packages of food, tarps for shelters and water containers.
In Kenya, Uganda and Zambia ASC supports food programs at schools and orphanages. It is impossible to run a school in any of these places without feeding the children at least once a day. Most of them come from desperately poor homes where there is not enough food for everybody. For them, the meal at school is the only meal of the day. But keeping the children fed is the biggest challenge for our project partners, and the largest budget item.
The Haitian projects we support include a community food program that prepares more than 1600 meals a day for needy children and a rescue clinic for starving children. Natural disasters, disease and lack of education, infrastructure and economic opportunity keep families struggling for survival. Similar problems prevent many people in the Philippines from breaking the cycle of poverty. We support a center for abused children and a supplemental feeding program for children in the community.
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