Around the world, 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to conflict, natural disasters, climate change and other emergencies. 160 million people per year are affected by some type of natural disaster.
In these emergency situations, people need immediate access to food, water and other basic necessities. Once recovery begins, they often need access to jobs or other activities and functional markets where they can buy and sell goods.
We help provide both.
Help Meet Shine works to achieve a real and lasting impact in the world’s toughest humanitarian emergencies. We’ve responded to almost every global natural disaster, including the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. helping people cope with protracted crises.
As a result, we’ve become an acknowledged expert in disaster response strategies. We address immediate humanitarian needs while also preparing communities for a sustainable recovery.
A lack of nutritious food wreaks havoc on families and communities, causing a lifetime of challenges.
In Communities where Help Meet Shine works, agriculture is the primary means of food security for 57 percent of the population.
In communities across the world, intense change is disrupting growth and threatening livelihoods.
We contribute rigorously-produced reports on what programs and policies are the most effective in addressing the major development challenges of our time.
Throughout its history, Help Meet Shine has demonstrated innovation, timeliness and the ability to quickly adapt to changing realities.
In every community where we work, we connect people to the resources and opportunities they need to build strong, stable livelihoods that can withstand future challenges.