COVID-19 Emergency Response – Malaysia
#TGIF: Thank God, It’s Food!
The Forgotten Refugees in Sudan
Emergency Food Packs for Yemen
Meals for the Rohingyan Refugees in Bangladesh
School Meals for Pakistan
Children in poverty are at a higher risk of dropping out of school.
We want to change that.
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Poverty is among the factors for children from low-income families to be at higher risk of dropping out of school and eventually absorbed into the workforce. We aim to solve this problem through our ‘Feed to Educate’ program.
In Bangladesh, 33% of all children under five suffer from malnutrition. Stunting (one of its symptoms) affects half of children this age. That means there are 7 million children who can’t develop to their full mental and physical potential because they don’t have enough food.
Between 2011 and 2016, over 1500 children under the age of 5 died in the Thar Desert, Pakistan. Within the first ten days of 2016, 17 children had died of starvation. Doctors say that malnutrition is the most common cause of death.
It’s estimated that eastern Sudan is home to over 100,000 Eritrean refugees, and has been since the 1960s due to the war for Eritrean independence, open-ended military service, and human rights violations. The majority of these refugees live in camps amid conditions that the UN once described as “intolerable.”
Over 1 million Uyghurs living in China have been subject to arbitrary arrests, confinement to camps, increased surveillance, and laws that ban religious items such as the Qur’an and Hijab. In essence, these Uyghurs are forbidden to be Muslim, and are victims of severe human rights abuses and violations.
In rural areas, sometimes, the children do not eat (on a regular basis). In one of our visits to a student’s house, they did not even have a single grain of rice. When the family received the food assistance from Charity Right Malaysia, they couldn’t express in words the gratitude they felt towards us, and especially towards Charity Right Malaysia. We as teachers were unable to assist these students with large funds, but with the assistance of Charity Right Malaysia, many of our families are now supported and we see a significant change in the students, they are more positive to continue learning.
With no other men in our household, the burden of responsibility fell upon my old, blind father. There are 21 of us living in two huts. We share five single beds among us. For generations, we’ve been stuck in the poverty cycle. Some days we can afford food, and other days we can’t. There were times we ate nothing. That’s why the food packs that CR gives us every month means so much to us.