WHAT IS QURBANI / UDHIYA?
Qurbani is an Islamic tradition of sacrificing an animal during the month of Dhul-Hijjah, following the renowned practice of Prophet Abraham. It is a time for Muslims to come together to show their gratitude to God and help those in need.
Many of the refugees we serve look forward to this occasion, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
This year, Ethar Relief is asking for your support to help provide Qurbani meat to refugees in Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. These countries are facing some of the worst humanitarian crises in the world, and your sacrifice will make a real difference in the lives of those who are suffering.
A small Qurbani animal can provide fresh food for up to ten families. Your donation will help to ensure that families have enough to eat during this difficult time.
WHY GIVE YOUR QURBANI TO ETHAR?
- The newly escalated conflict in Sudan has displaced thousands of people and created a severe food shortage across the country.
- There are millions of refugees across Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, and Ethiopia who are in desperate need of good, nutritious food.
- Many refugees don’t ever get to eat fresh meat, except at Qurbani time.
- The civil war in Yemen has led to malnutrition among children and adults that is threatening the lives of countless people.
- Djibouti is hosting a large refugee population from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and other regions.
- Ethiopia is also home to a large refugee population from Eritrea, Sudan, and other regions within the country itself.
HOW WE'RE DOING QURBANI THIS YEAR
Ethar Relief is relaunching Qurbani this year, with a focus on supporting refugees in Sudan, Yemen, Djibouti, and Ethiopia.
You can imagine the challenge in providing fresh meat to thousands of refugees in some of the world’s most dangerous and vulnerable areas.
This year poses our most difficult challenge yet: The place where most refugees were sheltering, East Sudan, is now affected by the internal conflict within the country. We are going to provide your Qurbani to as many refugees and displaced people as we can, where needed most and where it’s most viable to deliver the animals. You choose your sacrifice, and we’ll make sure it gets to refugees across East Africa on time.