This could easily be our children.
The Noor Relief Fund mission statement is to break the cycle of poverty that is growing more deeply entrenched across our world. Every human being has the right to food and no child should go hungry. The heart-breaking reality is that over 200 million children are hungry and malnourished today.* This statistic hits home for many of us.
We are working hard to ensure as many people as possible are saved from malnutrition and starvation.
Across the globe, more than 700 million people are currently living in a malnourished state. With no opportunities for help and very little resources, their futures are slowly being torn apart. Their chances of long-term survival are diminishing daily
Access to food is a basic human right, each of us holds a moral obligation to not let our fellow human beings go hungry. With this obligation remaining unfulfilled, thousands of families live in extreme poverty globally.
Far too many children are growing up without adequate food to feed their growing bodies. This means their growth will be stunted and their brains will not develop properly. Generations are dying out as a result of food scarcity, with many children dying at a young age from not getting enough food, vitamins and minerals.
A lack of food can have a direct impact on the ability of communities to fend for themselves. Their time is taken up searching for food and children often have to leave school in order to try and provide food for their families. This means a continuation of the poverty cycle. In Kenya for example, primary education is attended by over 90% of children. But this figure drops dramatically for secondary school. In some impoverished areas, less than half of the children go to secondary school and girls are even less likely to attend.
Each day we make sure we feed our children enough food to help them grow.
Yet, on the other side of the world, there are children dying from hunger. Every. Single. Day.
Noor Relief Fund works hard to provide life-saving aid to those suffering from drought, malnutrition and famine. During recent visits to East Africa and Iraq, our team witnessed firsthand, the devastating impacts of food deprivation. Wars and climate change have taken their toll across these countries and the children are now the ones who suffer the most.
We try to consistently provide generous food baskets to orphans, widows and the destitute across Iraq, Yemen and Kenya. These contain essential items such as rice, oil, lentils, sugar, tomato paste, flour, vegetables and more.
HOT MEALS AT SCHOOL:
One of the ways in which Noor Relief Fund is helping children go to – and stay at school – is by providing a hot meal to them during their school day. A substantial portion of meat with rice, or beans with rice plus water, will ensure that even if they have little or no food at home, they will at least have one nourishing protein and fibre rich meal, per day. Some of the benefits of providing school meals – such as higher attendance rates and more focus – have already been felt in parts of Kenya where this programme has started.
Providing children with a nourishing meal in the middle of the day would mean their parents have one less thing to worry about. If their parents can see them progressing at school, they might be less inclined to sell their daughters- they will place value on her education and future opportunities for her.
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