November 2017 Newsletter


CATEGORY: Newsletter
WRITTEN BY: Mohamad Naser Albadawi
POSTED ON: Nov 20, 2017

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NOVEMBER 2017

Is Hunger Preventable?

The second leading cause of civilian death is starvation, almost 800 million people worldwide remain food insecure. On an individual level, food insecurity, especially over time, causes physical, social, and psychological problems in both children and adults. By preventing starvation, families can be healthy, educated, and don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from.

Considering that there is already enough food to feed the whole planet, this should no longer be a problem. That's why Mercy Without Limits is on a mission to prevent hunger around the world. Our food security programs enable families to focus on their livelihood so they don't have to worry about their next meal. We have implemented our food programs in Syria, Turkey, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Ghana

Malnourishment in Numbers

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 9 people - 800 million people - can't lead a healthy lifestyle because of hunger
  • 1 in 7 people around the world is hungry.
  • 1 in 6 children in developing countries is underweight.
  • 1 in 4 individuals in Sub-Saharan Africa is undernourished.
  • 1 in 3 children worldwide is stunted because of malnutrition.
  • 1 out of 2 deaths in children worldwide are due to poor nutrition
  • 1 out of 1 child who is malnourished and does not have access to proper nutrition will not live to see the new year...

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Starvation: A Timeframe

On a cold morning like this, Salama wakes up to the sounds of her whimpering baby girl. Little Rahemeen has gotten sick yet again with another cold, this one making her so weak she can barely speak. Hungry, cold, and tired from the long and gruesome journey to Bangladesh, Salama relies on her elderly mother to watch Rahemeen while she goes in search of what little food the family can eat for the day. When, she wonders, will be the next meal?

Rahemeen suffers from malnourishment, meaning she isn't getting the necessary nutrients she needs to stay healthy. In children, the signs malnourishment typically begin with weight loss, muscle wasting, and stunted and slow growth. If left untreated, it will progress and cause the body to be in a constant state of weakness and low immunity leaving malnourished children at a higher risk of becoming sick, becoming susceptible to viruses, and often dying an early death.

Lack of good nutrition predisposes children to a lifetime of disadvantaged circumstances. Aside from the obvious physical burden, if they do grow up, malnourished children face mental developmental delays, learning difficulties, unemployment, and ultimately cannot successfully contribute to their family or communities. They begin and end their lives HUNGRY.

At Mercy Without Limits, our goal is to end this cycle of disadvantaged circumstance by providing orphans, widows, refugees, and their communities with the tools needed to overcome these conditions. One of these tools is a healthy and nutritious meal. For today Salama does not have to wonder when she will have her next meal. She is one of MWL's many beneficiaries around the world. With over 3000 food beneficiaries per country Mercy Without Limits serves globally, they don't have to worry about where their next meal will come from but can focus on empowering themselves and their families. Join us in empowering Salama!

Spicing up Turkey: Salt, Pepper, or Bread to Eat?

Turkey has become the second home to over 2 million refugees forced from their homes due to the Syrian conflict. Many of these refugees are undocumented and struggling to survive under the harsh conditions found inside and around the refugee camps. The main concern and point of worry for all refugees and their families are, where will they get their next meal?

With the price of spices continuing to go up, what was considered the simplest commodity became an unattainable luxury. Families like Faisal's struggle to make sure their kids have at least one meal to eat a day. Between the expenses of rent and family costs, Faisal struggles to afford more than just bread; "I feel sad when my son asks me to eat something different and I say no we can't".

Mercy Without Limits helps relieve the burden of food insecurity by supporting Faisal and others through monthly food vouchers, food packages, and vocational training. By having access to a variety of different foods like vegetables, fruits, and meat - like turkey - individuals are now able to provide their children and families with nutritiously complete meals. A healthy child is a happy child; a happy child has the opportunity to grow, learn, and make their dreams come true. Join us in spicing up the lives of those who call Turkey their new home.

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The second leading cause of civilian death is starvation, almost 800 million people worldwide remain food insecure. On an individual level, food insecurity, especially over time, causes physical, social, and psychological problems in both children and adults. By preventing starvation, families can be healthy, educated, and don’t have to worry about where the next meal will come from.

Considering that there is already enough food to feed the whole planet, this should no longer be a problem. That's why Mercy Without Limits is on a mission to prevent hunger around the world. Our food security programs enable families to focus on their livelihood so they don't have to worry about their next meal. We have implemented our food programs in Syria, Turkey, Bangladesh, Jordan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and Ghana

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