Poverty and disease have stalked the people of Mali for decades. Just as life expectancy rates were reported to be rising, the West African country was caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis. It took more than a year to bring the epidemic under control, but government officials say they can’t afford to be complacent. Declared ‘Ebola free’ in January 2015, a major milestone in battle against the disease, the fight against Ebola will continue for years to come.A donation to Ummah Relief International will help us deliver fresh Qurbani meat to the poor during Eid-al-Adha.
Daily Battle to Fight Disease and Poverty:
The war against Ebola may be won – for now – but Malians face a daily battle to survive. More than half are said to be living below the poverty line and malaria is a constant threat. At least 1.6 million cases of malaria were reported in one year alone and Malians also face outbreaks of meningitis and cholera. Although the AIDS/HIV rate in Mali is low, compared with some other African countries, an estimated 59,000 children in Mali have lost one or both parents to the virus.
Malnutrition in Mali:
With such high poverty rates, it is unsurprising that a quarter of children in Mali are underweight and child mortality rates are high. Coupled with poor sanitation, Mali is a breeding ground for suffering. Food and meat distribution, along with medical aid, is urgently required. With less than one doctor for every 10,000 inhabitants, Mali has a poor record on health care. It is estimates that only three-fifths of Malians have access to safe drinking water and just a third benefit from proper sanitation.
URI Qurbani Donation For Mali:
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.
Qurbani donations for Muslims can be pledged online here http://www.ummahrelief.org/how-to-donate/
Support Ummah Relief International’s work in Mali with a donation. Our food and meat distribution program, medical aid and water well program can bring help and hope to those in desperate need.
Donate qurbani in Mali via Ummah Relief International and help feed the hungry. A Qurbani Donation Mali will make a big difference to the lives of struggling Muslims who really need support to survive. An Udhiya Donation Mali will also relieve hunger. We also run a Zabiha Program Mali.