HELP has taken action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger.
The number of people affected by hunger would be over 840 million by 2030, specially that Lebanon is currently experiencing Financial and Economic Crisis
Lebanon’s financial and economic crisis is caused by the Lebanese authorities’ “deliberately inadequate policy responses,” according to the World Bank.
Between June 2019 and June 2021, the inflation rate was 281 percent. Food prices alone increased by 550 percent between August 2020 and August 2021. Meanwhile, the national currency lost 90 percent of its pre-crisis value, and banks continue to impose arbitrary restrictions on cash withdrawals.
In 2019, the government decided to subsizide vital imports, such as fuel, wheat, and medicine. But in 2021, the central bank ran out of money to finance these imports, causing residents to experience severe shortages. Fuel shortages have caused widespread electricity blackouts, lasting up to 23 hours per day. Hospitals, schools, and bakeries have struggled to operate amid these supply and electricity shortages, and residents had to endure hours-long queues for necessities, such as fuel and bread
The impacts of the crisis on residents’ rights have been catastrophic and unprecedented. The UN estimates that by March 2021, 78 percent of Lebanon’s population was in poverty—triple the estimated number in 2020. Thirty-six percent of the population live in extreme poverty—up from 8 percent in 2019 and 23 percent in 2020.
The Lebanese government provided almost no support to families struggling to cope with the economic crisis, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, fumbling a World Bank loan intended to provide emergency relief to vulnerable Lebanese and repeatedly delaying a ration card program to help families cope with the lifting of subsidies
Be part of the social movement
The 1 Billion Meals initiative aims to bring the community together and foster a culture of giving in order to raise funds for the distribution of One Billion Meals.
Individuals, schools and business communities are encouraged to launch their own fundraising campaigns in order to reach and achieve a greater impact.
Your participation in this campaign will contribute to the overall impact of the 1 Billion Meals initiative, which aims to reach and touch the hearts of needy people in 50 countries around the world.
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