Food & Nutrition

“One is not a believer who fills his stomach while his neighbour goes hungry.”

(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Bukhari)

Hunger and malnutrition are the biggest risks to health worldwide, with more people suffering from them than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Hunger hits children hardest, with over 150 million children underweight and over 3 million children under the age of 5 dying from poor nutrition every year.

Having food all year round

Islamic Relief aims to feed people all over the world, for life. We help communities start farms and irrigate lands which can survive in harsh conditions, so they have food all year round.

When droughts, earthquakes, floods or conflicts occur, Islamic Relief is always there to provide life-saving aid and support.

Where immediate support is required such as in Myanmar, Syria and Yemen we provide essential food for families to help them survive when they are most vulnerable.

This can be in the form of a family food pack which consist of staple foods like rice, pasta, beans and bread. We also have feeding centres which treat malnourished children and help them regain their childhood.

In more stable environments we help communities start farms and learn new skills so they can have food all year round.

Our aim is to enable families and whole communities sustain themselves and no longer rely on charity for survival, thus truly breaking free from poverty.

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “There is a reward on giving food and drink to every living creature.” (Bukhari)

800 Million people sleep hungry every day
100 Million children are underweight
03 Million children under the age of 5 die from poor nutrition every year

Food projects