2014 was a busy year for Muslim Aid. However, we can't be sure whether to call that a good thing or a bad thing because it’s hard to say for sure. It was definitely good in the sense that Muslim Aid staff and volunteers worked around the clock to ensure aid campaigns functioned optimally, and that objectives for each campaign and the region associated with it were reached. On the other hand, it is also bad in the sense that there was so much turmoil, carnage and destruction in the world last year that warranted multiple large-scale relief aid efforts.
Nevertheless, as a relief aid and charity organisation with more than 20 years in the industry, Muslim Aid did what it does best; ensured steady and sufficient aid reached to some of the most affected regions in the world. With an active presence in over 70 countries, 2014 was no doubt extremely busy, and we have something to show for our work.
Ebola Aid Campaign
Ebola gave everyone a big scare in 2014. 5000 people died after contracting the virus; some of them even after using highly protective gear. Currently, there are over 14,000 cases of Ebola identified. Muslim Aid, in collaboration with its partners on the ground, provided vital medical equipment and hygiene packs in the area. Some crucial equipment was handed out including 38,000 face masks to prevent others from catching the Ebola virus. Also provided in the aid packs were 30,000 pairs of vinyl gloves for added protection. In addition, essential medication and isolation shelter systems were provided; thanks in large to £18,000 in funds we received for the Ebola campaign.
Myanmar Aid Campaign
Myanmar witnessed some of the most gruesome human rights violations in recent history. Muslim Aid was one of the first organisations to put together a relief aid drive for the Myanmar people. Our efforts saw 210 Rohingya refugees and other families who had been displaced internally receive food packets during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Special aid was also provided to orphan children and widows. If you would like to donate or support any Muslim Aid campaigns, then please click this link and make a change today!
Central African Republic Emergency Campaign
It’s no secret that the African continent is home to some of the most deprived and poor countries on the planet. The infamous Ebola scare originated from Africa and led to the loss of many innocent lives. To add to that, the region is scarce in some of the most basic daily needs. Again, it was Muslim Aid working in tandem with other groups and teams that distributed emergency packets to the region. These packets contained life preserving ingredients such as wheat, sugar, rice, flour and cooking oil to make bread and other food items. Mosquitoes are a big problem in Africa too and are a leading source of Dengue virus. Mosquito nets were distributed to combat that and assist the locals in improving their living conditions.
A lot is expected of www.muslimaid.org in 2015. We intend to create more awareness amongst the public regarding our campaigns and the difficult challenges they can overcome with your donation. Visit the Muslim Aid website and get involved in donating for a cause that resonates with you.