Dubbed ‘boat people’ by the world’s media, the minority Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma) are at the center of a mass migration crisis which was first identified early in 2015.
Persecuted for being Muslim, they have fled in their tens of thousands to Southeast Asia. Some have ended up forgotten people, living in poverty in refugee camps. At the mercy of human traffickers, others have been abandoned at sea in poorly maintained or capsizing boats. Those who survive the journey to reach distant shores find themselves shunned by unsympathetic nations and left to drift, with no where to go, on the open seas. Their story is one of a daily battle to survive. Their suffering is unimaginable, and they are most deserving of a Qurbani donation.
Stateless ‘Boat People’ Need Your Help:
Donations for Burmese Myanmar Refugees are desperately needed right now. More than 25,000 refugees poured out of Myanmar (Burma) in just the first three months of last year. The United Nations has described the refugees as the most persecuted in the world. Considered refugees even in their own country and oppressed for their faith, most handed over every dime they had to unscrupulous human traffickers. They were promised a safe passage across the Strait of Malacca and Andaman Sea, but what they got instead was a new terror. Their journey to a new life has had no end.
Crammed into small boats, refugees made desperate attempts to reach Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. But they were not always welcome. The world could only watch in horror, via televised news reports, as authorities in some countries pushed abandoned boats further out to sea, seemingly not caring if the human beings on board lived or died.
How You Can Help Burmese Myanmar Refugees:
During the month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims around the world slaughter an animal to honor Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for the sake of God. This sacrifice is known as Qurbani. It is an important and integral part of Islam, and one every Muslim aims to support. According to tradition, at least one third of the meat from the slaughtered animal must go to poor or vulnerable people. One third of the meat can be kept for the family of the person who has slaughtered the animal and the final third is given to their neighbors.
Ummah Relief International’s Qurbani Distribution Program makes a real difference to the lives of Muslims around the world. Qurbani donations for orphans and refugees can feed the hungry at an important time of the year for their faith.
Donate Qurbani in Myanmar via Ummah Relief International and help feed the hungry. A Qurbani Donation Myanmar will make a big difference to the lives of struggling Muslims who really need support to put food on the table.
Qurbani donations for Muslims can be made online here