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MAP Hunger Relief & Basic Provisions Program
The U.N. reports that 1.3 billion people around the world live in extreme poverty and over 2 billion people suffer from moderate to severe levels of food insecurity, with women and children being at higher risk levels. According to the report over 17 percent of the world’s population lack regular access to nutritious and sufficient food.
Additionally, 2.2 billion people currently don’t have access to clean drinking water, and 4.2 billion, or 55% of the world’s population, are without safely managed sanitation.
In 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked “the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II”, according to the Executive Director of the WFP. MAP collaborates with schools, centers, and shelters, both national and international, to provide food and basic provisions to impoverished children and their families. We work to improve the living conditions of these children and to ensure that their nutrition, personal hygiene, and basic needs are met.
As part of our Hunger and Basic Provisions Program, we also aim to help the victims of disasters in the communities we serve. Our Disaster Relief Program operates in three phases. We first offer emergency services and basic relief needs such as water, food, blankets, and tents to the victims of the disaster. Next, we provide temporary shelter, mobile units, and temporary infrastructure to offer health services and schooling to those in need. Finally, we identify and support the rebuilding process for the communities affected, like rebuilding schools, health centers, and refurbishing homes.