Thanks to your generous donations, UMR has delivered 5410 Qurbanis to around 21,640 families ridden by extreme poverty, fragility, conflict and/or natural disasters. Our passionate staff worked directly with grassroots community leaders in fourteen countries to identify and reach the most vulnerable villages and refugee/IDP camps.

Families Receiving Qurbani
Dollars spent to help families in need through Qurbani

How we identify and select our target beneficiaries

For Qurbani meat distribution, UMR and its partner organizations prioritized widows, female-headed households, orphans, disabled persons, refugee or internally displaced persons without relatives.

How we engage the local communities in our decision-making

UMR and its partner organizations work closely with grassroots leaders, community activists and representatives of local authorities as appropriate, to identify beneficiaries for its humanitarian and community development programs using the criteria developed and agreed by the concerned stakeholders. We ensure that the needs of the marginalized and vulnerable community members e.g.  women, children, and the elderly, are considered while planning and executing our programs. We also depend on the field experience of our well-rounded staff to reach out to the underserved in order to ensure that no one is left behind.

How UMR Qurbani Program Stands Out

UMR Qurbani Program does not only aim to alleviate poverty and malnourishment with access to nutritious food, but also works to overcome barriers to access which are specific to refugees, the internally displaced, and marginalized communities. As such, our efforts go many steps further to strengthen our local engagement and presence with the quickly moving and traumatized populations.

Special Highlight: Rohingya

2018 witnessed the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis of Rohingya Muslims. With your generous support, UMR helped dignify a displaced people and prevent epidemic by providing nutritious and fresh meat.

The world’s fastest growing refugee crisis to-date (UNHCR). As of April 2018, an estimated 693,000 Rohingya have been driven into Bangladesh, over half of them are children (UNICEF). They are densely packed and exposed to heightened risk of communicable diseases (Human Rights Watch). With your support, UMR has delivered Qurbani to feed 1792 Rohingya families in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and ensured the supply of clean food which reduces risk of contamination in disease-prone areas.

2018 Qurbani Distribution