Hunger has been slowly increasing throughout the world in recent
years, accelerated by climate change, natural disasters, conflict,
and the COVID-19 pandemic. Every part of the world is touched by
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hardest-hit regions of the
world by hunger. Eight of the 12 countries with the highest
percentage of their populations living with insufficient food
consumption are located here, including Somalia (92 percent) and
Niger, South Sudan, Mali and Burkina Faso, all of whom are above
50 percent. In total, nearly one-fourth of
sub-Saharan Africa’s population is undernourished.
The continuing conflict in Yemen continues to have grave impacts
on people and the food supply, and is the cause of what the UN
calls the worst man-made humanitarian disaster on the planet.
Nearly 13 million of the country’s 30 million people are
undernourished, and the problem is even worse for Yemen’s
children under the age of 5,nearly half of whom
suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Tens of thousands of refugees in Greece, who have been forced
into overcrowded camps while awaiting processing, struggle to
find food. Shortages of food are believed to be affecting
40 percent of the refugee population there.
Even the United States, the richest country on the planet, is
not immune to hunger. An estimated
38 million Americans, more than 1 in 10, were
food insecure in 2020. Roughly one in every six families with
children struggled to put food on their table.
We all have an obligation to our fellow people to ensure that no one
goes hungry. That’s why Embrace Relief’s International Hunger Relief
program is working to provide food to all who need it in more than a
dozen countries around the world. During Qurbani 2021, we
distributed meat to more than 20,000 families worldwide, providing
them with much-needed protein and nutrition. With your help, we can
make an even greater difference during Qurbani 2022!
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani is a significant annual ritual in Islam, the sacrifice of a
livestock animal during the holy time of Eid al-Adha. This act
commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (known as Abraham in the
Christian and Jewish traditions) to sacrifice his son as an act of
obedience and devotion to God. Our Qurbani food packages, which will
be delivered to needy people in more than a dozen countries, contain
sheep, cattle or goat meat, all of which has been 100% humanely and
hygienically slaughtered. This meat is high in fat, protein,
minerals and vitamins, which are vital in fighting malnutrition,
particularly for growing children. Each Qurbani meat package from
Embrace Relief feeds eight families! And when you donate to provide
a Qurbani package for those most in need, we will notify you once it
has been sent and delivered. The cost for each package in each area
we serve depends on the local market price for the meat. Here’s how
much it would cost for you to lessen the burden of hunger for eight
families this Qurbani:
- Where Most Needed: $110
- Africa: $110
- United States: $240
- Greece: $265
- Yemen: $265
Please donate today!
Please consider donating today to our International Hunger Relief
program, and help us put food on the table for tens of thousands of
vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen, Greece, and the
United States. With your help, we can combat food shortages and
provide hope to people in need. Every contribution you make helps
one more family go to bed on a full stomach, and brings us one small
step closer to ending world hunger.