In 2022, your Zakat donations helped 1 million people across the world by providing much-needed aid in the form of emergency response, education, healthcare, clean water and livelihood support.
2022 was another difficult year for the Ummah. The global hunger rate continued to rise at alarming speed as poverty became more widespread. The flooding in Pakistan and Bangladesh, persistent drought in Sudan and Somalia and severe food crisis in Yemen caused more and more people to lose their lives, homes and livelihoods. War raged on in Palestine and Syria and natural disaster, due to ongoing climate change, displaced over 89 million people, forcing them to leave their homes.
Last year, your Zakat was needed more than ever before.
Your Zakat in action
We know how much your Zakat means to you. In 2022, just as in every year before, we distributed your Zakat around the world and fulfilled your duty.
Our duty was to ensure that your Zakat reached those who you intended it to and provided effective relief and defence against poverty and calamity.
At Muslim Aid, we understand that your Zakat is a divine trust. For 38 years we have been working to deliver your Zakat through our established aid chains in ground-relief efforts and sustainable aid programmes.
In 2022 we continued this legacy by distributing Zakat across emergency relief, healthcare, clean water, access to education and livelihood support.
We worked hard to ensure that your Zakat reached the most vulnerable and that we were there when disaster struck, responding quickly with your generosity to save lives.
Your Zakat saved lives
In Somalia, your donations meant we could host 9 static health clinics in the Banadir, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, Hiran, and Lower Juba regions. Outbreaks of Cholera, water-borne disease, measles, Covid19 and severe malnutrition have devastated the lives of families living in remote areas. Your Zakat provided vaccinations, prenatal care, emergency treatment, paediatric care and infection prevention controls. Muslim Aid health clinics, powered by your Zakat in 2022, directly improved the health and wellbeing of over 128,000 people who otherwise had no access to medical care.
And in Northern Syria, your Zakat went further still by supporting communities to regrow their livelihood with our integrated agriculture Olive Value Chain for local farmers. Across 12 months, 9521 people were able to benefit and be involved in rebuilding crops and produce to reignite local farming, food supply and provide income and employment. Using specialist fertilisation and soil preparation, over 6000 olive orchards were planted and nurtured. From these beautiful trees, local farmers were then supported further with cultivation manufacturing of packaging, logistics and distribution, ensuring that their income was sustainable and beneficial to the wider community.
And there’s more …
In Yemen, where famine is claiming lives each day, 23,000 people received emergency support and healthcare.
In Syria, 29,453 people benefitted from your Zakat by receiving emergency relief amongst the ongoing 12-year conflict. Thanks to you we were able to provide artificial limbs for those maimed by the war, support farmers to grow back their crops and sustain their communities, as well as provide healthcare to combat disease and malnutrition.
In Myanmar, where people continue to face persecution and severe poverty, your Zakat helped us to deliver livelihood support and help children into education, benefitting 566, 487 people, providing independence and a better future.
And in Somalia, 132,800 people received direct response aid to support them in the ongoing struggle against inequality and extreme weather, providing vital healthcare to vulnerable families living in remote areas.
This Ramadan you can give your Zakat to our world-wide programmes and help more people than ever before. We have made you Zakat giving easy with our handy Zakat calculator, guide and FAQ.
Our comprehensive Zakat Guide is scholarly-approved so you can be sure that we are distributing your Zakat in line with Islamic jurisprudence and protecting your intentions.
We are continuing our sustainable aid programmes to fight poverty wherever we find it. We are working hard to reach those in the greatest of need and those who have lost everything due to war, conflict, earthquakes and flooding. From Palestine to Syria and Yemen to Afghanistan, and many other places in the Ummah, you can trust us to reach those in most need.
We are a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters or conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, homelessness, injustice, deprivation or lack of skills and economic opportunities.