Baptist Global Response
Tobacco farmers in E Asia, kept in poverty by price controls, pursued switching to other cash crops or livestock, with the help of BGR partners who helped set up distribution systems beyond their immediate community.
More than 3,900 received help with livelihood needs through BGR disaster relief projects during the first five months of 2014.
Families fleeing a crisis in northern Mali, where famine already was an issue, received emergency food supplies through BGR partners.
Distributed items will include buckets, bleach, soap, hand sanitizers, rubbing alcohol, antiseptic, brochures and placards.
There are three major crises going on in the Middle East affecting thousands of families.