Friday, February 11, 2011
Egypt Relief Fund: Food Package
The volatile situation in Egypt has left thousands of families in dire straits. These are the people, who live on daily wages with little savings.
Due to the turmoil, there is little or no work available, making life miserable for thousands of daily wagers.
According to a UNO World Food Programme (WFP) report, Egypt is "a low-income, food-deficit country, with 19.6 percent of the population—almost 14.2 million people—living below the lower poverty line, on less than US $1/day."
Also a recent study from UNICEF showed that "some 1.5 million children in Egypt under the age of 5 suffer from health and food deprivations."
With this unstable situation continuing, the lives of these thousands of impoverished persons have gone from bad to worst; and they need immediate food relief and many of their children need medical attention.
In order to meet their needs, as a first step, Helping Hand For Relief & Development (HHRD) has decided to collaborate with a local Egyptian humanitarian organization, that is right now responding to the urgent food needs of the people.
Nature of relief involves providing needy families with food baskets.
Cost of each Food Basket is $20 and it helps feed a family of 5 for 10 days.
The basket contains: Rice, Macaroni (Pasta), Cooking Oil, Lobia (Beans), Lentils, Tomato Paste, Salt, Sugar, Flour, and Tea.
For more information and your kind donations, please visit www.hhrd.org/donate