Moved by the suffering of Syrian refugees forced to flee their homeland, global child hunger charity Mary’s Meals is set to launch its first-ever school feeding programme in the Middle East.
In an initial pilot, funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the organisation is planning to soon begin providing school meals to around 1,000 children at a school in the town of Antelias, located 5km north of Beirut, Lebanon.
Mary’s Meals has rolled out its school feeding programme to Zambia, one of the world’s poorest countries.
The Scottish-based charity is now providing 20,000 children with a daily meal every day they attend school in the poverty-stricken African country.
Located in south-central Africa, the vast majority of the population in Zambia live on around a £1 a day and Government figures show that over a million children go to school hungry.
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As families across the US give thanks to the role mums play in their lives this Sunday, Mary’s Meals has paid tribute to the thousands of mothers around the world who help us make our work possible.
In Malawi, for example, we have over 65,000 volunteers – many of whom are mothers – who help us prepare, cook and serve the daily meal to 686,451 children in school every day.
Rose Kadabwa, a single mother of five, is one of those volunteers.
Mary’s Meals has launched emergency relief efforts in South Sudan after ethnic clashes led to a surge in people fleeing the violence.
Nearly a million people have been displaced following heavy fighting in the town of Bentiu in Unity State, in the north of the country.
Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee into the neighboring states of Jonglei, Upper Nile, and the Lakes State, where Mary’s Meals is carrying out vital emergency support.