Climate change alongside increased violent conflict has led to a number of humanitarian emergencies in the 21st century. Our Islamic charity organization helps those impacted by natural disasters and conflicts across the world by providing medications, clean water, food and shelter.
United Muslim Relief works alongside fellow humanitarian NGOs to help them deliver their medical programs. As well as working on short term medical interventions, we also assist partners with their long term medical programs. From establishing maternal delivery rooms and dental clinics to supplying hospitals with supplies and medicine, UMR works to ensure that as many people as possible get access to healthcare.
UMR has supplied medicine and supplies to a number of countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Philippines, Nigeria, Bosnia and Chad.
The high costs of quality medical care make it nearly impossible for impoverished families to receive quality dental care. Even in the most affluent countries, tooth decay is the most chronic disease of childhood and is five times more prevalent than asthma. Symptoms including, chronic toothache, eating complications, difficulty speaking and searing pain from dental abscesses interfere with routine activities in in the lives of millions of people living in poverty. In the United States alone, socio-economically deprived children are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay than more affluent children and are also more likely to be left untreated leading to further complications.
As we all know, the key to escaping poverty lies not in providing aid but in giving individuals and communities the opportunities and tools they need to better their lives and improve their prospects of a secure economic future. Through supporting both education and livelihood programs, our charitable organization works alongside families to find suitable economic solutions.
At United Muslim Relief, we are guided by the belief that water is the fundamental basis of life. We believe that each human being has a basic human right to consumable water, and that this right is undermined by the significant obstacles faced by the 750 million people who lack access to clean, safe water. 840,000 people around the world die each year due to the inaccessibility of clean water. Our Muslim charity dedicates our time to getting these people better drinking water.
It is estimated that 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, have lost one or both parents. Our projects in Asia, Africa and the Middle East sponsor muslim orphans and orphanages, and help communities lift themselves out of poverty. Through our program, we aim to ensure that our sponsorship program helps the recipients break free from the cycle of poverty which blights the lives of successive generations. Our objective is to ensure that every orphan that we work with is not only fed and clothed to a high standard, but is given the same educational opportunities as children born to more fortunate circumstances.