Hunger is still the world’s top health risk—it kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. There are populations of hungry people in every region, from sub-Saharan Africa, where one in four is malnourished, to the United States, where one in six Americans are food insecure. While it is true that the total number of undernourished people worldwide has fallen 4% in the last 15 years or so, the rate of progress is slow and the most recent statistics available in 2018 show that 815 million of the world’s 7.6 billion people are chronically malnourished. The world still needs our help. Together we can work together for a world free of hunger.
Food aid is the largest sector of Islamic Relief USA’s humanitarian aid. Our food aid programs range from worldwide meat distribution during the Ramadan and Qurbani seasons, to mobilized deliveries in the wake of disasters, to food pantries that provide easy access to quality foods—across the globe, we’re working hard to make sure that our neighbors have enough to eat. But all of this is only possible because of your support.