Due to decades of instability and conflict, the Middle East is experiencing a bread shortage. Bread is a primary food item for households, yet many cannot afford it due to excessive inflation in prices.
A deep economic crisis and the destruction of infrastructure have led to severe wheat shortages and a decrease in bakeries. Low-income families rely heavily on bread as one of the cheapest and most filling food staples. However, the armed conflict has led to a decline in domestic wheat production, forcing millions into poverty.
Reliance on bread has increased tremendously, but the ability to attain it has also become much more difficult. Many internally displaced families are forced to travel long distances through checkpoints in order to queue for bread in overcrowded lines. Only to have it run out, forcing them to return home empty-handed.
“From the wealth of the pious, the beggar and the poor get their due”
[Quran 51: 19]
Al-Ihsan Foundation’s Bread Run initiative oversees the distribution of 2000 bags of bread every two days to orphans and internally displaced people living in various refugee camps.
These people grow more and more desperate as their situation worsens in a collapsing economy, continued conflict, and harsh weather conditions threaten their survival. They have become increasingly reliant on aid and eagerly await food distribution.
Donate today and provide the neediest people with something to eat.
Help ease the burdens of the poor and donate some bread today.