It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that Muslim Aid has received the news of the death of Sheikh Abu Kizir Muhammad Abdul Salam (1935-2022), who passed away on Friday 02 September 2022 – Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilahi Rajioon. Sheikh Abu Kizir Muhammad Abdul Salam was a founding Trustee of Muslim Aid and served the charity as a member of the Board of Trustees for 31 years.
The Pakistan floods have resulted in 230 deaths. More than 26,897 households have been affected in Balochistan as well as around 600 Schools, 18 bridges, and 110 km of road sections have been destroyed.
As of 31 July, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reported that the floods have resulted in 434 deaths (including 175 children and 73 women) and 605 people have been injured since 1st July 2022. More than 36,469 households have been affected, of which 60% are in Balochistan.
YKMI, supported by Muslim Aid UK, is implementing a one-year project to strengthen the quality of primary school education for 5 selected primary schools in Aceh Besar. A series of activities that have been carried out in collaboration with the Aceh Besar District Education Office and several partners at the provincial and district levels
Orphanages as institutional care systems have a long history of academic criticism. There is an exhaustive list of research papers, institutional position statements and investigative reports saturating the charity research space. Evidencing a near sectoral consensus, the future of aid involves the transformation of the orphanage system. Today, the FCDO (formerly DFID) does not fund any orphanage projects as a matter of policy. Instead, they actively fund projects specifically designed to transition and end the use of orphanages – a process of “deinstitutionalisation”. This policy is shared across many funders and NGOs. Even among large Muslim charities, several have, and for quite some time, terminated any funding or association with orphanage-based interventions.