“Hungry Children Need Food”: 30 Million Meals Provided for Schoolchildren
In partnership with Convoy of Hope and its food vendor, Feed My Starving Children, Latter-day Saint Charities is giving needed nutrition to schoolchildren in nine developing countries.
26 February 2021
Latter-day Saint Charities Highlights Common Ground with Multinational Partners
As an accredited nongovernmental organization to the United Nations (UN), Latter-day Saint Charities participates in various UN councils and commissions to promote partnerships between governments and faith-based humanitarian organizations.
19 February 2021
Latter-day Saint Charities Is Helping to Increase Mobility throughout the World
Over 70 million people—an estimated 1 percent of the world’s population—need a wheelchair. In developing countries, less than 10 percent of these people have received one.
29 January 2021
Syrian Refugee Children Find Belonging and Reclaim Identity
Jusoor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing Syria and helping youth realize their potential. Latter-day Saint Charities has assisted Jusoor with their educational efforts, which include this special program designed to help refugees regain some of what was lost through their displacement.
22 January 2021
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are crucial for children’s health and education
It may come as a surprise, but many people in the world still lack access to basic necessities like clean water. Globally, only 69 percent of schools have clean water, and only 66 percent of them have adequate sanitation. Every year, due to diseases arising from unsafe drinking water and a lack of water and soap for handwashing, 443 million school days are lost and 2.2 million people die, 90 percent of whom are children.
15 January 2021
Grow a Garden in Any Space
During times of crisis—whether it be unemployment, a community disaster, or a pandemic—gardens are one way to supplement your food supply. The most important step of all is to begin.
11 December 2020
How to Be a Humanitarian, Part 4
Did you know there is an ethical code that humanitarians follow? Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are shared values that nonprofit aid organizations around the world embrace. As individuals within our communities, we can also keep these values as we look at ways to help one another.
4 December 2020
How to Be a Humanitarian, Part 3
Did you know there is an ethical code that humanitarians follow? Humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence are shared values that nonprofit aid organizations around the world embrace. As individuals within our communities, we can also keep these values as we look for ways to help one another.
6 November 2020
Bright Spots during the COVID-19 Food Crisis
“Let’s play a game—everyone up on your feet!” I watched as the agricultural trainer explained the rules. All in the room were to hold their breath as long as they could, and as soon as they took a breath, they were to sit down. As you can imagine, the game did not last long, but it was a nice break in the two-hour training that the Malagasy farmers were receiving about post-harvest management. The men and women laughed and cheered as the last person standing, a 20-year-old man, beamed as he sat down.
30 October 2020
7 Simple Ways to Start Preparing for Emergencies
Natural and manmade disasters come in all varieties; yet one thing they have in common is the uncertainty they bring to our everyday lives. No matter how we prepare, some disasters will cause far-reaching damage out of our control. However, there are things you can do now to prepare and to manage some of the stress that comes with the impact of an emergency.
23 October 2020