How it Works
MGR works to reach people tackling hunger all year round, but in the month of Ramadan and during Eid ul-Adha, we’re able to boost our efforts. Last Ramadan, your donations enabled us to feed 12,000 people across Asia, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. From providing warm iftar meals to 500 Palestinian’s a day in Gaza; to distributing food packs to 5000 people in three Gambian villages – your support made a huge difference.
£6: This can give one person two warm meals a day. During the month of Ramadan, £6 is also the cost providing a suhoor/sehri and iftaar meal to one fasting person, for one day. Donating two meals makes a world of difference to someone who faces hunger every day. It means one child won’t have to go to bed hungry tonight; or that one expecting mother can eat her fill for two.
£60: This can provide one family with a food parcel, which can last them a month. The content of MGR food parcels vary in each country, based on the cultural diet and needs. A typical food parcel, supplied to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, contains the following list of items: 3kg sugar, 3kg rice, 900g lentils, 1.8kg cooking oil, crushed lentils, canned beans and hummus, salt, tea, cheese, pasta, jam and more.
The Food Issue
Hunger kills. Every day, 8,500 children die of poor nutrition and hunger related diseases. They die quietly before they’ve had a chance to live. 98% of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries. Hunger is most prevalent across Asia, and then Sub-Saharan Africa. Out of those affected worse by hunger are women and children. Thousands of pregnant women in the developing world die during childbirth for lack of proper nutrition and maternal care. Most infants are born underweight.
World hunger is a cause of social inequality, which means that while some enjoy surplus wealth and resources, others are being crushed by a lack of the most basic human needs. The Global Food Crisis isn’t something we can solve over night. But we can work to ensure less people go hungry.