Ramadan And Qurbani Food Distributions
Every Year Islamic Relief’s Largest Distribution Programmes Provide Vulnerable Families With Food Parcels In Ramadan And Qurbani Meat On Eid Al-adha.
In Ramadan 2019, Islamic Relief delivered food for 908,660 people in 33 countries, tailoring food parcel contents to local customs and needs. Two months later, our qurbani meat deliveries provided food for over 3.1 million people in 34 countries as they marked Eid.
Wherever possible, we integrate our seasonal food distributions with other humanitarian and development programmes, allowing us to reach the families of sponsored orphans for example, or the hungry families supported by our livelihood projects. Working closely with local communities, we ensure the food reaches those most in need without discriminating in any way.
Displaced families from Myanmar are given UN World Food Programme food parcels in Bangladesh containing staples such as rice, lentils and oil which Islamic Relief complements with qurbani meat, providing additional protein.
In addition to our annual food distributions on the Syria-Turkey border in Hatay and Gaziantep provinces, this year our Ramadan and qurbani parcels reached Syrian refugees in Istanbul.
This year we piloted using eco-bags for meat packing, an initiative we are hoping to implement across our field offices to reduce the use of non-degradable plastic.
Following the Easter Sunday attacks on Christian communities, security concerns saw gatherings banned. Working with local government, we provided Ramadan food vouchers and went door-to-door delivering food parcels to survivors.