â€œIslamic Relief hasn\'t used the words starvation and famine in any of their appeals over the past decade. What is happening in East Africa now due to the drought is unprecedented and is leaving millions hungry. We must act now.â€- Jehangir Malik, Director of Islamic Relief UK
Millions of East Africans are currently at risk of starvation due to prolonged drought and famine. Several charities have launched appeals to address the crisis, and MuslimMatters encourages you, the readers, to donate as much as you can TODAY.
UPDATE 1 — We've reached $1000 USD alḥamdulillāh! New target = $5000 USD – we can do it, inshā'Allāh!
What can $5000 buy?*
- $5000 can provide 200 children with high energy food supplements for a week.
- $5000 can provide clean water to 50,000 people
- $5000 can provide emergency food to 3000 families per day
- $5000 can treat 200 malnourished children for a month
Let's make it happen, inshā'Allāh! Click on one of the charity links below (or any charity of your choice), and leave a comment with the amount you have donated in USD$ so we can keep track of the total.
* Approximate values based on statistics released by Islamic Relief UK
Charities Collecting for East Africa
USA + Canada
- Islamic Relief USA (Choose East Africa crisis)
- Zakat Foundation of America
- Islamic Relief Canada (Choose Horn of Africa appeal)
- Oxfam America