United Muslim Relief (UMR) started out as Muslims without Borders (MWB) back in 2011. UMR is a registered non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of individual and family social, welfare, healthcare, or referral services including disaster, refugee, and temporary relief services among many more. Our headquarters are situated at St. Alexandria, Virginia in the U.S. UMR is one of the quickest growing NGO’s in the U.S. that focuses on tackling developmental needs by building humanitarian coalitions.
UMR believes that all people have the right to live a life free of poverty in a more equitable and secure world where they can realize their full potential.
Even though we are inspired by our Islamic Ethos, we at UMR are pluralistic and open-minded. We have the firm belief that all people, no matter their religion or race should have access to proper healthcare, clean water, access to basic social services and earn a sustainable livelihood. To achieve this, we work with a broad range of partners to tackle some of the challenges.
At UMR, besides our strong belief in collaboration, we also have a strong belief in giving back to our volunteers along with the many communities who support us. We strive to develop the good leaders of tomorrow through our student-led chapters. In fact, we have over 20 active university chapters alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
We pride ourselves in having created an active student movement that is committed to contributing positively to the American Society and serving underprivileged communities all over the globe. In the United States, our students have fed thousands of homeless people while internationally they have worked equally hard to provide some answers to the biggest challenges in international relief.
The Following Are Some Of The Areas Where We Provide Relief
1. Education & Livelihood
Aid can only go so far regarding helping individuals escape poverty. This is the reason UMR found it prudent to provide communities with the tools and opportunities they require to improve their lives and have a chance at securing their economic future. We support education and livelihood programs and work alongside families to find proper commercial solutions.
Some of the programs under education and livelihood include:
– The funding of girl’s education in Pakistan
– A mobile education bus for the Syrian refugees in Jordan
2. Orphan Care Program
Estimates put the figure of children that range from infants to teenagers that have lost one or both parents at around 153 million. The number of orphans is increasing as families are torn by poverty, war, disease, and hunger. Abuse and exploitation of these children are common.
Through generous donations from our donors, we can sponsor hundreds of orphans from all over the world. The donations help to pay for education, clothing, food, and medication for vulnerable children living in such countries as Sri Lanka, Gambia, Somalia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan, Nepal, and Kashmir. Simply put, we provide a lifeline to these children.
3. Dental Relief
Impoverished families find it almost impossible to access quality dental care due to the high costs. Even in the most affluent of countries, tooth decay is a chronic disease of childhood. It is 5 times more prevalent than asthma.
Millions of people living in poverty have their daily routines affected by symptoms that include eating complications, chronic toothache, difficulties speaking, as well as searing pain from dental abscesses. In just the U.S. alone, children prom underprivileged backgrounds are two times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those from affluent backgrounds.
In addition to the regular distribution of oral hygiene supplies to homeless people from all over the country, we also work with local community health centers to establish free dental clinics.
4. Healthcare Solutions
At UMR, through our Medical Goods-In-Kind Program, we provide clinics and hospitals with essential medical supplies, medicines, and equipment. We work in conjunction with other humanitarian NGOs to provide quality medical solutions at minimal cost. In addition to the short-term medical interventions, we have other long-term interventions.
UMR has supplied medical supplies to several countries including Nigeria, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Chad, Bosnia, Jordan, Philippines, and Iraq.
Statistics have improved significantly but there is still much we have to do. A child in sub-Saharan Africa is eight times more likely to die before reaching the fifth birthday than one in Europe.
projects we are involved in here are:
– Provision of primary health care centers for IDPs in Sudan
– Supplying Medical clinics and hospitals in Palestine
– Provision/Improvement of maternal delivery rooms in Nigeria
– Supplying medical clinics and hospitals in Syria
– Provision of cataract surgeries in Bangladesh
– Provision of primary health care clinics in the Central African Republic
5. Emergency Response
In the 21 Century, increased violent conflict and climate change have led to an increased number of humanitarian emergencies. At UMR, we help those affected by natural disasters as well as conflicts from all over the world by providing food, medical supplies, clean water, and shelter.
Some of the situations where we have provided emergency response include:
– The Nepal Earthquake of April 2015 that killed over 8,800and injured over 23,000 people
– The Yemen Crisis that led to the displacement of over 100,000 people and the death of over 500
– The Gaza Emergency Appeal
– The Syria Emergency Appeal
We run in the attempt to help the less privileged. If you would like to have a more comprehensive understanding of the programs we run please visit us at umrelief.org or send us an email at email@example.com
The Way Forward Is To Donate
Your generous donation could help a child in Syria get his next meal or a poor girl from Sierra Leone get access to clean water. Let us help our fellow human beings who are in need and the world will be a better place.
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