Bangladesh has recently been hit by the biggest floods in 18 years, impacting a staggering 4.1 million people. Your donations are a lifeline to thousands of survivors, helping them get through the worst of the crisis:
People living in rural areas are dependent on daily wages - but they are unable to work due to flooding. They have limited food supplies and these are expected to run out soon.
Your donations are providing food packs with 10 days' worth of supplies, including rice, lentils, onions and potatoes. This means people don't have to worry about feeding themselves during the emergency, which may worsen if the rain continues upstream.
Our teams are distributing supplies in Zakiganj Upazila and Sunamgonj, targetting the most vulnerable people.
As well as food, we are giving out water purification tablets to protect people from illness. Many areas have been cut off by the floods, with people unable to move place to place, so your donations are a lifeline for them.
SubhanAllah, it's wonderful to see the big smiles of our brothers and sisters as they receive your Zakat and Sadaqah!
The Prophet (saw) said, 'Indeed, the believers are like a structure, each part strengthening the other' [Bukhari] - and in Bangladesh's hour of need, you reached out to strengthen people and give them essential support.
We initially plan to distribute 1,000 emergency relief parcels - and you can see flood survivors carrying them home above. Many of them will be returning to damaged homes, or are seeking refuge in temporary shelters.
As the waters recede, our team can start repairing homes and constructing new ones, to help families recover from the crisis. We can't do this without your help.
JazakumAllahu khairan for all your donations so far! Please
continue giving to families in Bangladesh and sharing this appeal with family and friends. May Allah (swt) reward you for supporting vulnerable people in our Ummah, amin!