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Stop Hunger Now responds to India flooding

The following news brief is taken from a SHN staff memo:

Stop Hunger Now India Flood Response Continues

Stop Hunger Now India continues to provide relief to those affected by the severe flooding in Chennai. Executive Director Dola Mohapatra has issued an update on the response, as well as an appeal to donors for additional support. Here is an excerpt:

As an immediate response to this emergency situation, Stop Hunger Now India, in partnership with Treasure Life Foundation, Hope Foundation and Rural Relief Network/SAARP (as well as few other local NGOs and civic groups) has provided nearly 150,000 meals to over 5,000 families in Chennai and Cuddalore areas, including the cut-off pockets in rural Panchayats.

As you may have been seeing the news items across the TV channels, the situation is quite grave and we have been receiving SOS requests from a number of local groups.  The field teams responding to the current situation have requested immediate help for food packets, medical supplies, clothes etc.

We are gearing up to send 300,000meals for the affected families.  We also have received requests for mats, tarpaulins, water-filters, tents and bed sheets, water containers, warm clothes, school supplies for children etc.  We have a warehouse in Bangalore where these materials are being collected and the field team will be able to pick up all these once a truck load of materials are gathered.

starvation in South Sudan

Thousands are at risk of starvation in South Sudan because of war. The UN is demanding immediate access for humanitarian aid.
Thousands are at risk of starvation in South Sudan because of war. The UN is demanding immediate access for humanitarian aid.
WFP/George Fominyen
The article reprinted below is by William Lambers for the Global Hunger Examiner. It is unedited.

Civilians face starvation in South Sudan, UN demands access

disaster looms in South Sudan

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South Sudan is facing a real and immediate hunger crisis. The United Nations reports that less than half of necessary funding has been donated for this emergency. Our help is desperately needed.
Stop Hunger Now has been working in South Sudan for years, and continues to partner with Dr. Jill Seaman and others to make a difference in the lives of thousands. We need your help to do more. Visit our website to learn how we can work together to save the lives of these children.