Assalamualaikum ... several countries in Africa are now facing their worst drought in almost 70 years, and there is now a significant risk of starvation leading to “mass deaths”, according to United Nations. Four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – stand on the brink of a new humanitarian crisis brought about by drought and famine.
For the month of March, our charity of the month is the Ummah Welfare Trust's Africa Drought Appeal. We chose Ummah Welfare Trust for their 100% donations policy, every penny of Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah received is used strictly for charitable purposes.
According to the charity, "Ummah Welfare Trust has been working through 2016 delivering food to drought-hit families in Ethiopia, North Somalia, Malawi and Sudan. In response to the now worsening situation, the charity has relaunched its appeal to assist even more of our hungry brothers and sisters."
We have made a donation on behalf of our purchasers for purchases made in March (RM10 from each bag sold). But there is lots more to be done; please visit their website here to read more and to make a private donation.