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Humanitarian Aid

Once a powerful storm like Hurricane Michael passes, residents face a haunting reality that life will never be the same. Here are 7 truths for those who must rebuild after the storm. […] Read More

With 815 million hungry neighbors, including 21 million Baptists, living in food-deficit countries, Christians must continue to collaborate together. Even small gifts have tremendous impact. […] Read More

A person’s political leaning influences their perspective on poverty and how they work to address poverty, according to a Barna Group report released on June 19. U.S. adults who self-identify as political liberals were nearly twice as likely as those identifying as political conservatives (37 percent to 19 percent) to be “extremely concerned about global […] Read More

The headlines of U.S. news outlets last week seemed to be all about crass language used by two comedians. Liberals and conservatives were up in arms about remarks tweeted by Rosanne Barr and voiced by Samantha Bee. Barr tweeted racially charged comments targeting former Barack Obama aid Valerie Jarrett, while Bee used profane language to […] Read More

Practicing Christians “outpace all U.S. adults in poverty action,” according to Barna Group data released on April 26. In every category surveyed for its “The Good News about Global Poverty” report, Barna found that Christians “who consider their faith important and attend church regularly” were significantly more likely to be involved in work to end […] Read More

Almost 124 million people in 51 nations experienced acute hunger in 2017. This is an increase of 11 million persons from 2016, according to a report jointly authored by the Food and Agriculture Organization, World Food Programme (WFP) and European Union released on March 22. “Food insecurity refers to the lack of secure access to […] Read More

I come from a family of refugees. My grandfather fled Germany in pre-World War I to escape the political oppression of Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany. The family came after the war, sponsored by my grandfather and after losing a younger brother to malnutrition. My father’s contribution to this country included service in World War II, where […] Read More

Conflict has placed eight nations at either “high risk” of or “on watch” for food insecurity as 2018 begins, according to a United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) quarterly report for January to March 2018. The nations deemed to be at “high risk” of food insecurity due to ongoing or intermittent conflict are Afghanistan, […] Read More

More than 130 million people needed humanitarian aid assistance in 2016 (up from 125 million in 2015), according to the 2017 edition of the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) “World Humanitarian Data and Trends” annual report. Conflicts and natural disasters were the key drivers of this increase. “Thirty-eight extremely violent […] Read More

I was in Myanmar last week with a group from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. We visited churches, the Kachin Baptist Convention, a camp for internally displaced persons, two drug rehabilitation centers, two theological schools and the Fountain of Love Orphanage. At each stop, a leader invited me to say words of encouragement and then offer […] Read More