On the International Day of Charity, marked annually on the 5th September, Muslim Aid expressed its aspiration for communities in developed countries to increase their engagement in charitable work for the benefit of those suffering in developing countries around the world.
Access to the world’s resources are currently hugely disproportionate from region to region, leaving some communities enjoying an abundance of wealth whilst 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry every night, 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water and a further 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: “Whilst statistics on poverty reveal the magnitude of the suffering and injustice which takes place around the world, it is worth noting that due to humanitarian activity there has been a dramatic decrease in overall poverty rates around the world in recent decades. We appeal to those who are blessed with adequate access to basic resources to join the efforts of NGOs such as Muslim Aid to provide emergency relief and long-term sustainable development programmes around the world. Through your support, donations and volunteered time, you can be part of the change which will decrease poverty rates globally and save and improve countless lives.”
Over the last 27 years, Muslim Aid has worked to alleviate poverty and suffering around the world through the implementation of emergency and long-term development programmes. Muslim Aid’s programmes in education, skills training, income generation and interest-free microfinance enable people to pull themselves out of poverty.