The United Nations defined food security in 1974, at the World Food Conference, as “the availability of sufficient food for individuals at all times.” According to its definition, Syria faces a major food insecurity crisis, and a continuous deterioration in the standard of living of most families, especially the displaced in camps in different parts of Syria.
The food security and livelihoods sector contributes to reducing poverty in affected communities for all vulnerable people, building family resilience, by facilitating regular food access to those in need, and enhancing their ability to obtain a stable source of income by supporting agricultural and livestock production projects and sustainable livelihoods, in addition to raising the nutritional level. Preventing malnutrition for children between the ages of 6 and 23 months, by providing specialized nutritious foods.
Food Security Activities in Ataa
Many families in Syria stand helpless, suffering from a deadly mix, due to lack of income. Is it a priority for food essential to life, or for heating materials to prevent winter cold? Or to dress for the joy of Eid? In Syria 12.4 million people suffer from food insecurity, 1.3 million of whom are severely food insecure according to the World Food Programme (WFP)
Ataa organizes a collective breakfast to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and love among the displaced
A sense of joy and pleasure, and a happy atmosphere full of feelings of friendship and love, was evident in the collective breakfast organized by Ataa, with the generous support of brothers in Palestine 48 Merciful Hearts Association, at Atta’s residential gathering in Jarabi, northeast of Aleppo.
Atta started the mobile kitchen project since the beginning of Ramadan with the support of people from Palestine and the Association of Compassionate Hearts, for the fasting breakfast in a number of camps in northern Syria.
The continuation of the war in Syria, the bombardment and destruction of most areas, displacement of the population, the loss of shelter, and the high unemployment rate have caused Ataa to strive to meet or reduce people’s needs, promote food security, and Helping vulnerable families of IDPs or resident.