Food is a fundamental human right. Yet one in nine people around the world (805 million) goes hungry every day (FAO, IFAD and WFP 2014).
While this is still 805 million too many, we are making progress towards eliminating hunger. The world committed to halving the proportion of hungry people between 1990 and 2015 through the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). There are 209 million fewer hungry people now than in 1990. Already 63 countries have met the MDG target. Some regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean have made impressive progress in increasing food security. However, there has been only modest progress in Sub-Saharan Africa and Western Asia, where natural disasters and conflict continue to trap people in hunger (FAO, IFAD and WFP 2014).
There is also a more insidious type of hunger, a hidden hunger caused by deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron, Vitamin A and Zinc affecting two billion people. For the individual, the effects of micronutrient deficiencies can be devastating. If a child does not receive sufficient nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life, they are at risk of mental impairment, poor health, low productivity and even death.
Food project is one of the most important and ongoing projects to Help The Needy Charitable Trust, this programme is running from a number of years around the world. Every year charity distributes tens of thousands of food boxes to vulnerable and needy families. Each Food pack consist of highly nutritious food items, which are enough for family for a 2-3 week.
- Iraq 38 projects
- Pakistan 22 projects
- Myanmar 2 projects
- Bangladesh 28 projects
- Kosovo & Albania 2 projects
- Somalia 2 projects
Type of projects:
- Ready to eat meals
- Dry Food baskets
- Zakat al-Fitr
- Nutrition rations for PLW and children
Projects we proud of:
- Iftar Meal Project:
Help The Needy Charitable Trust runs a regular Iftar Meal project in the month of Ramadan every year in number of countries. In recent year the charity has arranged Iftar meal distribution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iraq and benefited over 10,000 people through this project. Many of them were internally displace people, travellers, street children, disable and elderly.
- Emergency Aid for Drought Victims in Somalia
Help The Needy Charitable Trust has already given importance and priority in response to emergencies. In 2010/11, the charity has distributed much-needed food to the drought victims in Somalia and build water reservoirs to providing drinking water facility to the beneficiaries.
- Dry Food baskets:
Food project is one of the most important and ongoing projects to Help The Needy Charitable Trust, this programme is running from a number of years around the world.
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