As Eid ul-Adha approaches, some are looking forward to Hajj, many are going back to school, and all Muslims look forward to giving thanks and celebrating the abundant blessings of God. But sadly throughout the Middle East, violence has caused massive displacement, countless deaths and a day-to-day reality marked by fear and hunger. These brothers and sisters are in the hearts and dua of Muslims as well.
As Gaza slowly rebuilds from a brutal 50-day bombing campaign, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has stated that the entire population of Gaza is in need of outside food aid.
Iraq, already impoverished by previous wars, is experiencing further turbulence since fighting broke out in June, displacing more than 800,000 people. Even before this conflict, much of the country was dependent on outside food aid, but now the need is greater than ever.
In long-suffering Syria, more than three years of war have left more than 40 percent of the population – 9.3 million people – in need of humanitarian assistance. An overwhelming 6.3 million Syrians inside their country are in critical need of food support.
Your Udhiya/Qurbani in the Middle East will give hungry people the nourishing food they need. The savory aroma of meat cooking will lift their spirits and the Eid gift you send will bring joy to their hearts.
This Eid ul-Adha, in thanks for all you have, send the gift of Udhiya/Qurbani to those who will thank you from the bottom of their hearts. Send your Udhiya/Qurbani to the Middle East today.