In South Sudan, millions face food insecurity, increasing the risk of malnutrition, especially among children. “After years of conflict, the scars left by war and violence on South Sudan’s communities are deep. The needs remain staggering and half the population struggles to have enough food to eat. The support provided by Marel and the Icelandic Red Cross will help us strengthen our efforts to bolster the resilience of hundreds of thousands of families,” says Robert Mardini, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Marel’s vision is of a world where quality food is sustainable and affordable. “Our vision and purpose is clear,” explains Arni Oddur Thordarson, CEO. “Unfortunately, not everyone has access to food or other basic needs, and we feel a broader responsibility towards improving global food security.
“This partnership with the Red Cross is in line with our focused approach to charitable activities, as well as our focus on contributing towards the UN sustainable development goals.” This partnership contributes towards two of these goals: To end hunger and to strengthen global partnership for sustainable development.
“We are grateful to be able to contribute to sustainable development and better living conditions,” says Thordarson. “We know that every meal counts, every contribution counts.”