For many humanitarian groups, understanding how best to help the people that they have committed to helping is a tricky question. This becomes even more muddled when looking at the need to provide food to people who are coming out of extreme conditions. Many people are willing to compromise their own morals or religious ideals that would otherwise govern their diet. However, this may be a final humiliation in a life that has been spent struggling against a world that doesn’t care about them at all. This is why so many organizations have turned towards the use of Halal MREs to feed those that are in need.
These meals have been field tested to ensure that they are palatable, but more importantly they have been tested to ensure that they are going to provide the best nutritional balance possible. This is extremely important when dealing with people who are coming from war torn situations, places where they are being abused, or even just being rescued from conditions where they have not been able to get adequate nutrition.
For the most part, the meals are not particularly pointed at any particular ethnic group. They are very basic flavors that can be few to almost anyone. This makes it easy to keep them in stock, ensuring that the dietary needs of anyone that an aid group comes across are met, but that they don’t feel alienated by the flavors being presented as well. This is one thing that many people overlook, but that gives back dignity to people who are in a difficult position.
Even when used in areas where halal is not the standard, these meals can ensure that high nutritional demands are met. This is because these MREs are manufactured using high quality ingredients.