October 16th is World Food Day. October 16, which is the foundation date of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is celebrated as World Food Day. Different events are held in many parts of the world each year on the occasion of World Food Day. The theme of World Food Day 2020 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. Our actions are our future.”
Approximately 130 Million People in The World Are Facing Chronic Hunger
In ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition Report in the World’ published by the UN, it is emphasized that more and more people in the world are not being fed adequately. According to the report, the number of people suffering from hunger in 2019 was 690 million.
In this report, the starving population is mostly found in Asia. Nearly 380 million people in Asia suffer from hunger. However, Africa is the fastest-growing continent for those who cannot be fed adequately. The report reveals that about 250 million people in Africa suffer from hunger.
A striking result of the UN report is related to the coronavirus outbreak. Experts consider that the pandemic could push as many as 130 million people into chronic hunger by the end of the year.
WEFA Provides Food Aid to the Poor
WEFA International Humanitarian Relief Organization provides food aid to regions suffering from hunger, especially in Africa. Food packages are distributed to the poor within the framework of Ramadan and winter aid, which are carried out every year. In addition, sacrificial meat aid is shared to the needy every year during Eid al-Adha. Particularly, in countries and regions where poverty is intense, nazar, aqiqah, and shukr qurban are also slaughtered every month. At the same time, food aid is given to those in need within the framework of country visits. Furthermore, WEFA regularly contributes to meeting the food needs of nearly 5,000 orphans through its “Orphan Sponsorship” system.
Refugees, ill-stricken people, widows, orphans, needy families, elderly and disabled people, all benefit from the foods aid of WEFA International Humanitarian Relief Organization.
World Food Day – The Poor Awaits Your Help!
Millions of people in Asia and Africa are waiting for your support. You can reach people in need through WEFA International Humanitarian Relief Organization and you can give them food aid. Your help is vital in giving hope to the poor.