Food for the Hungry President Visits Afghanistan

Food for the Hungry
Monday, 4 February 2002

Food for the Hungry president Ben Homan hopes to enter Afghanistan Wednesday.

Homan arrived in Tajikistan this weekend and is currently awaiting the promised visa from the Afghan Embassy.

While in Afghanistan, Homan plans to meet with Food for the Hungry vice president of relief, Shaun Walsh and representatives from partnering organizations, CADA, World Concern and Northwest Medical Teams to inspect our work in Afghanistan.

Since September, Food for the Hungry has been helping in refugees in Afghanistan. Thus far, we have provided shoes for 2,900 children, blankets for 1,448 families, and clothing for 26,299 people in Northern Afghanistan. By the end of next week, we plan to distribute wheat and eight additional truckloads of clothing and shoes.

These distributions are only the beginning of Food for the Hungry's involvement.

In addition to meeting immediate needs with food, medicine and clothing, Food for the Hungry is also planning an agricultural program for long-term recovery in Afghanistan. When spring arrives, Food for the Hungry will distribute seeds and tools, as well as training to plant crops, making it possible for Afghans to feed themselves after we're gone.

Food for the Hungry is an international relief and development agency of Christian motivation, helping those who are affected by natural disasters such as floods, famines and earthquakes, as well as those affected by war, hunger and poverty.

For more information, or to contact Food for the Hungry, see their website at: www.fh.org

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