One in nine people on earth do not have enough food to lead a healthy lifestyle (foodaidfoundation.org). The UN estimates that 9 million Syrians require emergency food assistance to meet their basic food needs, including 6.5 million people facing life-threatening food insecurity (usaid.gov). The right to have clean food is a basic human right and necessary for survival. Food Security is one of many programs Mercy Without Limits (MWL) focuses on. MWL food security program provides nourishment for women, children, and families. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food and water throughout the day. To make fasting easier, MWL focused on helping as many as possible by providing them with meals for breaking their fast. MWL continues its annual Ramadan program by distributing food baskets as well as hot cooked meals to those in need. The food baskets contained the daily meal preparation essentials including oil, carbohydrates, and protein. Food baskets are packaged with nutrition dense food items based on internationally recommended standards to meet the daily calorie intake for each person/family.
Food baskets and meals went a long way, having a huge impact on beneficiaries this Ramadan. With the help of our generous donors, MWL shared over 5000 food baskets, providing essentials to 30,000 beneficiaries. Furthermore, we provided 15,000 hot meals to 90,000 beneficiaries in Syria. Part of our mission of ending food hungry is providing food security to people during the holy month of Ramadan, when after a long day of fasting, many look forward to a healthy and filling meal to give them energy and keep them sustained. With your generosity, the help you provided put a smile on happy faces, making the fasting season easier on those less fortunate. With the fasting season now over, MWL will continue its standard food security program providing food assistance. Your continued support is much appreciated.