Ramadan Family Food Packs 2018-06-07T01:35:00+00:00

Project Description

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.

This year, UMR is using last year’s successes and lessons learned to approach this problem differently. By providing standard food box distributions specifically tailored to each countries dietary restrictions, we are providing temporary relief to families that are struggling to survive. Our food packages can ensure families eat well during the month of Ramadan on a healthy and nutritional diet.

Record-high prices for food threaten to destabilize populations and make the fight to end global hunger more difficult. Though our Ramadan food program is temporary, UMR is working on (for example, our Ethiopia Drought Program) long-term solutions to help naturally sustain communities. As part of the collective effort of humanitarian organizations worldwide, UMR is committed to ending hunger.

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$65 Ramadan food packs in the following countries

Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Myanmar

$95 Ramadan food packs in the following countries

Kenya, Somalia, Palestine, Pakistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Jordan (Syrian Refugees)