In Ramadan 2022, despite the increasing pressure on the cost of living, your generous donations helped Muslim Aid to raise one of the highest amounts it’s ever done in the Holy Month – that’s all thanks to the incredible support of donors like you. We urge you to continue your support and generosity through to Ramadan 2023.
Since Eid and during Ramadan, our programmes teams and field offices around the world have been working hard to deliver all the amazing and different projects we were fundraising for.
Of course, some projects are bigger, which will have a long-term impact and will need more time to deliver, but we thought it would be a great time to update you on some of the other work that’s been taking place.
Our Ramadan work was spread across 17 countries and has always traditionally started with our Feed the Fasting programme, which sets out to provide Iftar and Suhoor meals to those in need.
This year, we provided 3.8m meals across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and as well as providing nutritious food packs, we did something a little different by giving out food vouchers. Watch our video and see how these empower families to get the food they want, adding a little dignity back to their lives.
Though missing from the news, Yemen is still going through a humanitarian crisis, with both countries suffering from a lack of water and famine.
Generous donations mean that food programmes will take place across both countries, where villages will also receive medical aid and much-needed treatment. Long-lasting water solution systems will also be built, including water boreholes and Rain Harvesting Tanks in Yemen.
Some of these water projects can last up to 30 years and will help grow crops, feed livestock and be a real transformer for communities in need.
Gaza is still suffering from a lack of drinkable water – and the UN predict that next year, nearly all the water will be unfit for human consumption. This Ramadan, donors once again supported our Solar Powered Water Filtration programme in Gaza, and now we’ll be building these units, which will serve clean and safe water to homes and schools.
2022 will always be marked by the devastation caused by the Pakistan floods. With a third of the country underwater, whole communities have been lost, and millions of people have been displaced, losing their homes, farms, and livelihoods.
Your generosity helps these people surely but slowly claw back their lives from the monsoon waters. They continue to need access to safe drinking water, life-saving medical supplies and temporary housing. Continuing your generous donations through 2023 will nurture these tender shoots of regrowth and hope.
One of the hardest things a woman can go through is pregnancy, and without medical help, we can’t imagine how much harder this can be. The lack of simple help and training causes needless deaths, and we’ve seen this too often in Bangladesh and Syrian refugee camps.
Our work has already started on this, with maternal clinics now providing free access to healthcare, life-enhancing treatments and, most importantly, the safe delivery of healthy babies.
Both the Syrian and Rohingya refugee crisis is now seeing a new generation of displaced children being born into a world of makeshift homes and constant hunger and deprivation. Your generosity helps us to build some hope and stability in these desperate communities.
Along with all the above, we constantly work to identify where the Need is Greatest across the world in different communities. Our programmes team carry out full need assessments and hand-tailor projects, so we deliver the aid that’s going to have a transformational impact.