The most extreme form of poverty

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Key Facts

The negative impact of hunger

1 in 8 people in the world are chronically hungry

Poor people in developing countries spend 60-80% of their income on food

45% of children under five die as a result of poor nutrition

Hunger: A Global Challenge

Even in a world of abundance, over 800 million people across the world still suffer the effects of hunger. It is a problem that continues to cripple the lives and threaten the futures of many communities.

When people are starving, their lives stop. They feel ill at all times with very low energy levels, they cannot function, they cannot work to support their families and they soon fall prey to extreme poverty.

At Muslim Hands, we have witnessed the destructive
and heartbreaking impact hunger can have on the lives of the most vulnerable communities, and so our work addresses this bitter reality.

From food aid distributions to victims of conflicts and famine to enabling communities to feed themselves over the long-term, we approach the complicated issues related to hunger in a practical way.

What You Can Do


Help tackle hunger

Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).