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Poverty, Hunger, Disease: The Silent Killers

It is thought that almost 870 million people around the world suffer from poverty, malnourishment and hunger. This estimate is alarming by all accounts, and relief aid agencies have been actively working in vulnerable areas to provide for and support residents, in the hope of giving them a brighter tomorrow.

 

A large population of individuals and families that fall into these categories have either been displaced by natural or man-made disasters or are situated in areas where there is a high rate of poverty, disease and hunger.

 

Focusing on the latter, the effects of malnourishment can lead to a number of health complications. Without an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals, protein and fats, and all in between, the body will begin to deteriorate, leading to acute issues as a result. One example of this is a weaker immune system, which can escalate into various health issues, such as an increased risk of disease and infections.

 

Muslim Aid has been at the forefront of assisting those in need. From Myanmar to the Philippines, we have been actively involved in relief aid efforts and conduct large-scale campaigns to provide food, clothing and shelter to people around the world who reside in vulnerable areas.

 

The Syria crisis is just one example of the silent killers; poverty, hunger and disease. Millions of Syrians now live as refugees on the borders of Jordan, Turkey and Egypt. However, this isn’t the only affected location, as Asia and Africa are also among those areas where individuals suffer from hunger and malnourishment.

 

Our efforts as a charity have focused on areas such as these in order to support the people living in dire conditions. If you’d like to find out more about how you can help, please see our website for information on donations and our current campaigns. Alternatively, you can get in touch today to learn more about what we have accomplished and what we strive to do in 2015, and beyond.

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