Mercy Universal aims to make immediate and lasting improvements to the lives of people affected by poverty, war and disaster. Mercy Universal Works in parts of Africa, Asia and UK to address the needs of all those in need, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion.
11.3% of the world’s population is hungry. That’s roughly 805 million people who go undernourished on a daily basis, consuming less than the recommended 2,100 calories a day. Nearly 98% of worldwide hunger exists in underdeveloped countries. Many poor farmers are unable to grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell for additional income. That’s why Mercy Universal partners with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to grow sustainable food for the future.
According to UNICEF, 750 million people around the world lack access to safe water; approximately one in nine people. 82% of those who lack access to improved water live in rural areas, while just 18% live in urban areas.
Unacceptable loss of life
Mercy Universal knows water is life and hunger affects everything for the world’s poorest people. We believe no one should have to live with thirsty and hunger. That is why Mercy Universal is working for a world in which no one dies for lack of safe water and lack of food.
Hunger forces people to make tough choices that push them further into poverty: parents take their children out of school to work; families eat wild food. Similarly thirsty forces people to migrate, it destroys the entire livelihoods.
Hunger and thirsty are not an incurable diseases or an unavoidable tragedy. We can make sure no child goes without food or water. We can stop mothers from starving themselves or staying in thirsty to feed their families. We can save lives. We can do all of this, if we are prepared to do something about it.