International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Shaping a brighter future

Published: October 18, 2023

On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we reflect on the alarming rise in global food prices and the dire economic crisis that has gripped Lebanon and Jordan, pushing much of its population into poverty. This crisis has hit the most vulnerable the hardest, including refugees and families with special needs, leading to a time of anxiety, hunger, and uncertainty.

The skyrocketing food prices have become a global concern, with severe consequences for people around the world. The surge in food costs exacerbates the challenges of families living in poverty, making it even more difficult to secure necessities such as nutritious meals.

Among the most affected by the economic crisis in Lebanon are Palestinian refugees. Over 60% of Palestinian refugees and over 80% of Palestinian refugees from Syria are living below the poverty line and struggling to put food on the table. These communities, already marginalised and disadvantaged, are facing even greater hardships during these difficult times.

In response to the dire need for immediate relief, UKC4C is distributing food vouchers and parcels to vulnerable families. These initiatives offer a lifeline to those who would otherwise go hungry. Food vouchers enable individuals to purchase essential food items and food parcels provide immediate relief, offering a range of staples to keep families nourished.

As we commemorate International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, it is our collective responsibility to stand up for those facing hunger and hardship. Every contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by poverty and food insecurity.

By working together, we can provide hope and sustenance to those who need it most, bringing us one step closer to a world without poverty.

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