Katema is in the Mangochi district of southern Malawi. Approximately 50,000 Malawians reside in the district, disparately located thousands of villages. Health care facilities are scarce and oversubscribed with the nearest clinic located 30km to the west in the district capital, Mangochi
The Sunderbans in West Bengal, India, consists of approximately 3,300 Muslim villages. Almost 50% of the population is considered to be living below the poverty line. The desperate poverty has seen a custom emerge where young girls are married off to wealthy elderly men from neighbouring states
Children in Gaza are growing up seeing life as an inescapable war. Those aged eight and over have already witnessed three huge military escalations. Following the latest assault on the strip, it is estimated that 400,000 children now need direct psychological intervention. Due to witnessing violence, the killing of loved ones or the destruction of homes, these children suffer mood disorders, anxiety, irritability and have problems with attachment.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
‘Allah, the Glorious and Exalted said: ‘When I afflict my slave in his two dear things (i.e., his eyes), and he endures patiently, I shall compensate him for them with Jannah.’
[Sahih Al Bukhari]
Disabled people in Pakistan have traditionally received little support. A marginalised group, they are often unseen and unheard.
Following the Pakistan floods in 2010, Ummah Welfare Trust realised the seriousness of their situation. A rehabilitation centre was therefore established for these poor victims.