On behalf of Muntada Aid family, I would like to extend Eid greetings to our supporters, donors, volunteers, my fellow colleagues and Muslims all across the world who are celebrating the Eid-ul-Fitr today.
We are observing this Eid under very unique circumstances. The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on thousands of families, communities and nations across the world.
The virus has changed the very idea of a normal life. It has put some of the major global economies on halt and its social impact even in the most advanced economies is significant. However, where the virus is going to have a much more devastating impact is in poorer countries, where health and social security net is either crippled or non-existent. These communities are in desperate need of help and support.
The United Nations earlier this week issued a warning regarding the impact of COVID-19 in poorer countries. The organisation is worried about the indirect consequences beyond the immediate heavy toll on health. These include food insecurity, lack of medical supplies, loss of income and livelihood, difficulties in applying sanitary and physical distancing measures, a looming debt crisis, as well as related political and security risks.
We have decades of experience working in some of the most challenging countries and regions, and with your support, we will continue with providing our assistance to these communities with our innovative programmes in health, education, water and sanitation.
With our Little Hearts project, we are aiming to provide treatments to hundreds of children suffering from congenital heart defects this year in Africa. We are also aiming to fund the education of children and also provide access to clean drinking to hundreds of communities in Asia and Africa.
We desperately need your support more than ever. All our programmes are dependant on your donations exclusively. Moving forward, we will need your support to carry out our mission of helping these communities. Please keep donating to our projects and keep transforming lives.
JazakaAllah Khair. Once again, Eid Mubarkh.