Qurbani Summary 2016

    Alhamdulillah, over £1.7 million was spent on this year's Qurbani programme.

    Through the generosity of donors this year, 5,115 large animals and 7,488 small animals were sacrificed. The blessings of Eid ul Adha reached poor Muslim communities in 18 countries.


    ASIA

    The largest programme took place in Afghanistan this year, where over 4,300 animals were sacrificed for forgotten families. Alhamdulillah, fresh Udhiyyah was distributed across rural Kandahar, Ghazni, Nangahar and Badakhshan.

    Across the border, the meat of over a thousand animals was enjoyed in Pakistan's provinces of KPK, Punjab and Sindh. Alhamduillah, a Qurbani programme also took place in the isolated South Waziristan region. The meat of a further 440 animals meanwhile was delivered to poverty-stricken families in Azad Kashmir.

    Thousands of miles east, 2,500 cows were sacrificed in the tropical Sunderbans area of West Bengal, India. Udhiyyah meat was distributed across hundreds of villages, with one cow sufficing for approximately 20 families.

    And in neighbouring Bangladesh, 100 animals were sacrificed and its meat distributed across the northern districts of Dinajpur and Panchargarh.

    Alhamdulillah, animals were also sacrificed and distributed to hundreds of families in Mindanao, Southern Philippines.


    MIDDLE EAST

    Many parts of Syria continue to suffer under prolonged military sieges. Against this grim backdrop, Ummah Welfare Trust sacrificed animals in seven areas this year. Rams were sacrificed for families in Ghouta, Homs, Aleppo, Idlib, Dara’a and East and West Qalamoun. Alhamdulillah, 1,200 animals in total were sacrificed, benefitting thousands of hungry families.

    In Iraq, animals were sacrificed for hundreds of displaced families in Erbil and Kirkuk. While in Gaza, over 140 animals were sacrificed for our blockaded brothers and sisters.

    The joys of Eid were also brought to neglected families in Yemen, where 110 goats were sacrificed. Displaced Yemenis and Eritrean refugees were amongst those who benefitted, alhamdulillah.


    AFRICA

    Alhamdulillah, in East Africa a thousand goats were sacrificed in Somalia, while tens of animals were sacrificed for displaced families in Sudan.

    Across the continent, goats and cows were provided to rural families in both Gambia and Senegal. And in Malawi, hundreds of goats were sacrificed in the district of Mangochi.


    EUROPE

    Cows were sacrificed in Chechnya and sheep in Albania. Families around Grozny, capital of the former, and around Tirana, capital of the latter, received Udhiyyah meat, alhamdulillah.