Imagine waking up every morning with no food in the house, worried about where the next meal is going to come from for you and your family? Imagine going to bed, hungry, every single night having barely eaten that day. Imagine watching your child cry out from hunger.
Food is a basic necessity for survival and also the key to a healthy life. Without regular healthy meals children struggle to go to school, carers struggle to work, and communities are left battling to survive. However, you can help alleviate this terrible burden for millions of people by helping to provide meals for those in need and donating towards building food security solutions. Donate now.
“He is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry.”
Tragically, 828 million people go hungry each and every day in some of the world’s poorest communities.
In 2022, the WFP (World Food Programme) declared 2022 a year of unprecedented hunger as a total of 50 million across 45 countries are on the brink of famine. The issue is is at its worse in the region of East Africa, with Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia being among the hardest hit.
At Islamic Relief, we’ve been working with communities across the globe for over 30 years. We know just how important a nutritious diet is. That’s why we’re striving to ensure that no child or adult goes hungry – to feed a family in need is life-changing.
We work to provide sustainable long-term food solutions for communities in need, as well as offering short-term lifesaving interventions in response to global emergencies.
With your vital support in 2021 alone, Islamic Relief used your donations to implement 210 food aid and food security interventions, helping just over 2.5 million people, mostly in Yemen. We were also able to deliver Ramadan food parcels to over 1.2 million people in 33 countries.
In total, we’ve assisted 5.4 million people across 13 countries through our food and nutrition projects.
We distribute seeds and train locals to improve agricultural production, and we have introduced small-scale fish farming to enable families to improve their diet and increase their income. We have also helped to establish community-run food banks to feed a family in dire need of provisions.
With additional school gardens to help children in local communities and irrigation schemes to increase agricultural productivity, we’re enabling communities to grow more food. What’s more, when war, conflict, and natural disaster-hits, we’re straight on the ground to support communities in need.
We set up and support emergency feeding centres to support severely malnourished children, provide emergency food packs and food vouchers to help individuals and feed families in crisis, and distribute fresh meat during Ramadan and Qurbani to offer a vital protein source for malnourished families.
By supporting our Islamic Relief, you’ll be helping to feed a family in their time of crisis. In doing so, you’re helping to fight food poverty, to ensure hunger no more for communities in the long-term.
In Yemen, 80 per cent of families do not know where their next meal is coming from. Islamic Relief run food programmes in the country which serve huge numbers of people.
As one of the biggest partners, we distribute food vouchers and packages, which contain essential staples such as rice, flour and oil that are a lifeline for families in crisis.
When families in Yemen are forced to flee their homes in an emergency, we also make sure they have the support they need to provide for their children.
We also work to combat malnutrition among under-fives and pregnant and breastfeeding women in Yemen. Working in communities and health facilities, we provide preventative care and treatment.
With your vital support in 2021, Islamic Relief used your donations to implement 210 food aid and food security interventions, helping just over 2.5 million people, mostly in Yemen. We were also able to deliver Ramadan food parcels to over 1.2 million people in 33 countries.
Islamic Relief support a range of food projects across the world as well as right here in the UK. We recognise the need for food assistance, especially against the backdrop of the current cost of living crisis here in the UK. That’s why Islamic Relief offers food drives up and down the UK, ensuring that the most vulnerable are able to access essentials such as food and sanitation items. Click here to learn more.