Food for the Hungry Rolls out Second Phase to Post-Conflict Iraq

Food for the Hungry
Monday, 5 May 2003

Food for the Hungry President Ben Homan has returned from Iraq where he met with doctors, pastors and families to discuss the ministry's future relief interventions. During the weeklong trip, two crewmembers in the two-vehicle convoy were robbed. They were detained for a short time but later rejoined the team to accomplish their relief-assessment plans with various partners in Baghdad.

Food for the Hungry's first relief phase began on the border between Iraq and Jordan, where we aided third-country nationals fleeing from Iraq. This phase was completed May 4, 2003.

The second phase is already underway and consists of food boxes, hygiene kits and school kits.

Food for the Hungry signed an agreement with two major Baghdad hospitals.

Food for the Hungry also shipped $180,000 worth of hospital beds, crutches, walkers and other medical supplies to Northern Iraq to help those wounded by exploding land mines.

When: Relief distributions are scheduled to begin this week, with further plans for the months to come.

Where: In and around Baghdad, as well as Mosul, Basra and Karkuk

Food for the Hungry was founded in 1971 and helps the world's most needy people in 30 countries through a variety of programs including education, child development, agriculture and clean water projects.

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

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