SSgt Shawn Nickel, Photojournalist, AFCENT/PA, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar explains what a Halal MRE is
and what is included in the package. Over 114,000 meal ready to eat have been dropped over Sinjar, Iraq
in support of a humanitarian aid mission. In Arabic, the word Halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are
foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.