People in Somalia:
More than one million people in Somalia, one of the poorest countries in the world, are estimated to be in urgent need of food. With hundreds of thousands displaced by a long and bloody civil war, Somalia now faces a new fight – against recurring drought. A further 90,000 Somalians have been displaced by devastating floods caused by El Nino. A donation to Ummah Relief International will help us deliver fresh Qurbani meat to the poor during Eid-al-Adha.
Somalians Need Food:
Political instability and recurring drought has left millions of Somalians without food. They are literally starving to death and need urgent humanitarian assistance. Settlements for internally displaced people have sprung up around Mogadishu. Many of those in the settlements have fled drought and fighting. Long-term aid is needed to provide them with food and other urgent supplies. They face a daily battle to survive and, without humanitarian assistance, they face a bleak future.
Famine Follows Drought:
After suffering consecutive below-average rainfall, Somalia has endured one of the worst droughts in modern history. In 2011 declarations of famine were made in six regions of Somalia. Nearly five million people were affected by the famine, and drought continues to affect Somalia today. There are still believed to be tens of thousands of Somalians at imminent risk of starvation. Millions are living without food, water or sanitation. Providing Somalians with food and water must be a priority to prevent suffering and stave off an even bigger crisis.
URI Qurbani Donations:
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.
The Festival of Sacrifice, Eid-al-Adha, is celebrated during Dhul Hijah. It begins on the tenth day and ends on the thirteenth. A donation to Ummah Relief International’s Qurbani Udhiya Program will ensure that fresh Qurbani meat can be distributed to the poor who would otherwise be excluded from this important tradition.
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/
You can help those facing starvation in Somalia. Qurbani donation in Somalia, via Ummah Relief International, can help save lives. Udhiya Donation Somalia is a way you can help. Putting food into the mouths of the starving and relieving their suffering is just a click away. Donate now.