APPEAL UPDATE: 28th Oct 2018
Let’s Talk about Yemen. It’s currently the world’s worst humanitarian disaster, and yet the world is completely silent!
The ongoing war itself is causing the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives including children. Meanwhile approx. 22 million people are starvingnd reliant on aid and 8.4 million people are facing famine.
BCT is continuing to support Yemen and we have pledged $10,000 per month offering emergency relief through our Beta Baby Milk and Cholera Vaccine appeals, food aid and also, with the approach of winter, our warm bedding appeal.
We’re calling out to you, our dedicated BCT supporters, donors and friends; to read the full update, please click here.
Kenya: June 2018 - We've received a report from our ground team working in Kenya, where catastrophically heavy rains and flooding have taken the lives of approx. 200 people and displaced hundreds of thousands. BCT's food parcels have reach 13,600 people, read more on our latest update here...
795 million, around one in nine of the world’s population are undernourished and exist on less than £1 a day. Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Three children die every minute from drinking dirty water. With reliable access to clean water, thousands of lives could be saved each day. Every 3.6 seconds, a child dies due to hunger. 805 million people are still living with chronic persistent hunger on a daily basis.
Source: The Hunger Project
The launch of Striving against Starvation, the annual BCT Food Parcel Programme, coincides this year with World Hunger Day on 28th May 2018.
The drive will take place during May to July and the aim is to provide aid to the poor, particularly widows and orphans in the most destitute and deprived areas of Pakistan, Myanmar Rohingya, Yemen, Tanzania, Kenya, Afghanistan, Niger, Somaliland, Chad, Mali, Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Benin. In the UK, we are supporting food banks which provide essential food to those living under the bread line.
The average cost for a typical food parcel (oil, rice, wheat, flour, sugar, tea etc), is £25 and will feed a family of 4-5 people for a whole month.
For more details and information about the food parcel programme, take a peek at the below video.
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