Phoenix, Arizona (December 21, 2021) – Food for the Hungry (FH) is assessing response options and seeking donations to fund emergency needs resulting from Typhoon Rai (locally known as Odette), which struck Thursday, December 16 in the Philippines.
According to the Government of the Philippines, over 780,000 people have been affected and at least 375 have been killed.
In 1978, FH began working in the Philippines to help Vietnamese refugees who were fleeing from the Vietnam War. Since then, FH has focused efforts on long-term development work in communities with a focus on livelihoods, education, health and resilience against the consequences of climate change.
FH continues to assess the situation to determine their exact response to the unmet needs. Updates on details about FH’s response can be found on the FH web site.
Yulu Public Relations
About Food for the Hungry:
Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian humanitarian organization ending all forms of human poverty by providing life-changing development programs, disaster relief, and advocacy. For 50 years, FH has been working to respond to human suffering and graduate communities from extreme poverty into self-sustainability within a decade. By creating context-specific solutions in education, agriculture, health, livelihood, clean water, and disaster risk reduction, the nonprofit focuses on transformational development, investing in children as the key to lift entire communities out of poverty. With 98% of staff working in their country of origin, FH works side by side with local leaders, churches, and families to implement innovative solutions. The organization currently serves more than 5.3 million people in over 20 countries worldwide. For more information, follow FH on Instagram and Twitter, or visit www.fh.org.