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Operation "The Universal Food Fund "

This project has been filed with the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), it is protected by international law.

Proposals made by Abdellah AJNAH and Diana BOUAYAD AMINE

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"Let's be Ambassadors of Kindness!"

Solidarity is fraternity

While our society overall is richer than ever, almost half of humanity can be considered poor. Although extreme poverty has largely declined over the last thirty years, we are still far from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal aimed at eradicating poverty in the world (SDG no. 1). Especially since in 2022, according to the World Bank, up to 95 million people will have fallen into extreme poverty, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the increase in global inequalities and the shock of rising food prices, amplified by the war in Ukraine.
There are nearly 700 million people in extreme poverty in the world, that is to say living on less than 2.15 dollars per day (or approximately 64 euros per month). Based on this "international poverty line", the global rate of extreme poverty has fallen from 36% in 1990 to around 9% today.
To measure the evolution of poverty in the world and to be able to compare countries with each other, the World Bank established a global poverty line in 1990, used mainly in developing countries. It is calculated based on the average poverty line of the poorest countries in the world. To reflect the evolution of the global economy, the World Bank has changed this threshold, which defines extreme poverty: from 1 dollar per day in 1990, it was reassessed in the fall of 2022 to 2.15 dollars/ day. We speak of absolute poverty, because poverty is then measured in relation to a monetary threshold, identical throughout the world.
According to an Ipsos study carried out between June 17 and 18, 2023, 32% of French people can no longer afford the costs of ensuring three meals a day.
At the beginning of September 2023, we learned in the press that "Les Restos du Cœur will restrict the number of beneficiaries due to financial difficulties".
"The association will provide less food aid next winter due to financial difficulties, particularly linked to inflation. Around 150,000 people could be affected."
Patrick Douret, President of Restos du Cœur, mentioned that there is a "very significant increase" in the number of people asking for help. A difficult request for the association to follow.
Worried, the President of the association launches "an appeal to the political and economic forces of our country" for the "launch of a food emergency plan".
He mentioned that "if nothing is done, the Restos du Cœur could have to close within three years."
The association has already welcomed 1.3 million people in 2023, compared to 1.1 million for the whole of last year. And in recent months, its budget for food purchases, then redistributed free of charge to beneficiaries, has "doubled".
The association, which expects to serve 170 million meals this year compared to 140 million in 2022, provides regular aid to people in need.
The Red Cross also called for help in the face of financial difficulties.
The Red Cross has warned of its situation and calls "solemnly for the generosity of businesses and public authorities".
The association says it is facing financial difficulties due to a sharp increase in its operating costs and an influx of requests for help.
"The number of people we support is increasing very significantly," Nathalie Smirnov, director general of the French Red Cross, told AFP.
Requests for assistance increased by 7% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period last year. And 2022 was also marked by a jump in requests (+22%) compared to the previous year.
The association expects a deficit of 50 million euros. "We are also facing an increase of 45 million euros in our energy costs, despite the aid measures put in place by the State," she added. "The French Red Cross has a deficit of 25 million euros that we cannot make up for on energy."
"We solemnly appeal for the generosity of businesses and public authorities to help us get through this special year," indicated the general director of the association created in 1864.
All over the world, citizens are finding it increasingly difficult to eat three meals a day and insecurity is gaining ground.
We created the Universal Food Fund to collect food in supermarkets, in order to help these associations, but also to raise funds through numerous actions that we are proposing in this file. Certain actions will involve men and women from all over the world, such as solidarity greeting cards whose funds will be used for international actions. We want to open branches of the Universal Food Fund all over the world, thanks to the mobilization of citizens of good will through social networks. The funds collected thanks to specifically French actions will be used in France and donated to associations working in the field of food aid, such as Restos du Cœur, the French Red Cross or Secours Populaire.
We need all the goodwill.

Symbolic colors of our actions: white and green

To symbolize our actions, we have chosen to combine the following colors: white and green.
Meaning of white: white mainly represents positive values such as purity, balance or innocence. It also makes us think of calm, peace and serenity. It provides light and gives a feeling of freshness.
Meaning of green: green is a color that reminds us of nature. This is why it represents naturalness, balance, permission and freshness, but it can also symbolize happiness, harmony, success, energy, optimism, youth, calm, serenity.

Kindness Awareness Ribbon

An awareness ribbon or conscience ribbon, in the shape of a strip folded into a loop, is a symbol intended to signify support or raise awareness of a cause. Different patterns or colors are associated with different issues, generally humanitarian, medical or political. This form of symbol was particularly popular in the 1990s.
We propose that a ribbon of kindness be displayed by citizens. The colors of said ribbon will be white and green, colors chosen for the Universal Food Fund.

The actions

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- Abdellah AJNAH

Other links

- Official website of Abdellah AJNAH

- Official website of Diana BOUAYAD AMINE

- Official website of the Universal Distinction

- Official website of the Universal Work

- Official website of the Citizenship Institute

- Official website of the Universal Manifesto