Ramadan Family Food Packs
Food is a fundamental need for the survival of human life. Food security is built on three pillars: Food availability, food access, and food use. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life- that’s about one in nine people on earth. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. We believe that every human being deserves the right to a healthy meal for themselves and their family; whether they be abroad or here in the United States, UMR has implemented programs to provide food to those in need.
Last year, UMR assisted around 40,000 beneficiaries in eleven countries by distributing food parcels that contained items adequate for Suhur & Iftar meals for the entire month of Ramadan. During the project implementation, it was ensured that extremely poor and vulnerable individuals (e.g. pregnant mothers, widows, persons with disabilities) and households benefit from the distribution and food package contents are culturally appropriate.