The Islamic Relief Ramadan Food Pack Distribution Program targets families affected by food insecurity, particularly orphans, households affected by conflict and female-headed households in which the women are widowed or divorced.
Food insecurity has become a growing concern in Mali.
Due to the security situation, Islamic Relief Officers had to use alternative routes to deliver food packs to those in need in the previous Ramadan, particularly to beneficiaries living in North Mali. Some of the alternatives routes used to transport the food packs were use of boat passages.
After her husband passed away, Nana Taore came across Islamic Relief Mali. Nana’s situation was dire – she worked long hours selling pearl shells to support her family of seven. Despite working to the best of her ability, Nana Taore has faced many unjust nights to send her children to sleep with an empty stomach.
For single mothers facing food insecurity, Ramadan becomes an even more challenging time period.
Ramadan is an opportunity to address social issues such as food insecurity in places many do not know exist. It is also an opportunity to address the needs of orphans and families who live in poverty.
For people like Nana, she summarises the impact of how it feels in the face of food insecurity to receive a food pack,
This Ramadan Islamic Relief Worldwide aims to feed 1.6 million people in 34 countries.