Last Eid-al-Adha, your donations provided 2.8 million people with meat for Qurbani. This year, we aim to provide 3.5 million people in 29 countries with Qurbani meat.
World Food Day falls during Eid. It focuses on sustainable food systems, and Islamic Relief is keener than ever to ensure your donations provide both immediate and long term relief.
Most of the people who receive meat for Qurbani also benefit from our other work such as livelihood support projects or sponsorship for orphaned children. This ensures that as well as being able to celebrate Eid-al-Adha with meal that includes meat, they are also supported in other ways throughout the year.
Joy today, security for tomorrow
Wherever possible, our focus is sustainability.
In Indonesia, we run a sustainable fishing project to provide local fishing communities with a reliable livelihood even when the project ends. In Malawi, we have introduced co-dependent fish and vegetable farming, and in Niger we are returning farming to unused land with new agribusiness methods, training and equipment for local farmers.
We run scores of water projects- such as providing household filters to families in Gaza, where over 90% of water in the only aquifer is contaminated by sewage, and installing rainwater-harvesting systems in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
We also train disadvantaged communities in professions that utilise local resources. In Bangladesh, for example, we run a handicraft training course, teaching widowed mothers to create baskets and mats out of local plants.
By donating to our Qurbani campaign, you are relieving disadvantaged people of the burden of finding food. You are helping others to celebrate the blessings of Eid with joy. And, you are showing your support for work to enable poor people to enjoy long-term food security.
Remember, Islamic Relief makes sure that:
- the most vulnerable families are prioritised for Qurbani distribution
- families receive the best possible quality meat through our rigorous animal selection criteria
- animals are transported and slaughtered humanely, by managing the whole transportation and logistics network and complying with Shariah
- strict hygiene standards cover the handling, packing and distribution of all meat.