On this Eid Al-Adha, we are setting out by saying ''A Share of Happiness'' for the needy, forgotten, and innocent.
We aim to deliver your Qurban proxies to millions of vulnerable families in 60 countries. Thanks to you, they will get their share of happiness.
Which countries will receive their "Share of Happiness"?
Palestine (Gaza and West Bank), Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Tunisia, Jordan, Yemen
BALKANS AND EUROPE
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, Romania, Serbia (Sancak and Presova), Ukraine (Crimea)
CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASIA
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia (Adjara), Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Djibouti, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, South Africa Republic,
Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Bangladesh (Arakan), Philippines (Bangsamoro), India (Kashmir), Myanmar (Arakan), Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia (Ache), Thailand (Patani), Sri Lanka, Vietnamese
Within the scope of your support and donations in our 2021 Qurban journey;In 65 countries,
From 62 thousand shares of Qurban,
2 million 482 thousand people in need benefited.
61 thousand orphans and children in need in 20 countries were delighted with their new Eid clothes.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude on behalf of people in need.
How does the process work?
We Were There
Celebrating Eid Al-Adha In a Refugee Camp
We are in Mali for 2021 Qurbani projects. After performing the Eid prayer, we set out for the refugee camp in the Senou area. More than 350 families are struggling to survive in the camp's harsh conditions. We sacrifice the Qurbans here and deliver the meat to needy families. The tragedy of the environment is felt as we pass in front of each tent, but the happiness and surprise of seeing us in front of them is also reflected on their faces on such a morning. We see how sacrificial meat can strengthen unity in a refugee camp.
We return to our country on Eid al-Adha, understanding the difficult lives in Mali and feeling a sense of unity. We witness that donated shares of Qurbanis are a source of happiness for hundreds of people far away from us.
Reşat Başer / Mali, 2021
Questions Regarding Our Qurbani Projects
- How does IHH prepare for the Qurbani projects?
Determining the countries
The countries where IHH has operated in the past are researched by our commission formed for the Qurbani activities. We also set a course by evaluating the new crisis regions that emerge during the year.
Teams that will work in the specified countries generally consist of 3-4 individuals. Among the teams are IHH employees, volunteers from various occupation groups, housewives and students, and also journalists and authors to inform the public of the situation in these regions.
Preparation of partner organizations
IHH, that manages its activities from the headquarters in Istanbul, conducts aid works via local aid organizations. We instruct our partner organizations, that then begins the preparation process.
Preparation process and tasks of our teams
Reports and crucial information regarding the specific countries is conveyed to the teams at meetings held at IHH headquarters. Activities carried out throughout the operation in these regions are personally managed by IHH teams.
Feedback and reports
In meetings held with the teams who return to Turkey on completion of the operations, the experiences, observations and problems in the regions are related; the teams also report the requirements and needs in specific regions. This information is evaluated by the IHH board responsible for these particular regions and projects are planned.
- How do we determine those in need?
In regions where IHH operates, projects in various fields are continued all year round. During these operations, those in most need are determined with the help of our partner organizations, and we concentrate our activities more in these regions to eliminate difficulty and hardship. In our distribution program, IHH gives priority to the refugee camps, victims of war and natural disasters, orphanages, orphaned families, the elderly, orphans, widows; areas where the people suffer poverty, schools, madrasas and hospitals. Before Eid al-Adha, a detailed report is prepared for each of the regions where we perform the sacrifices.
- What does IHH take into consideration when determining the regions?
When determining the areas, the degree of hardship constitutes importance and priority in the regions. Accordingly, regions suffering war and crisis, regions and countries experiencing natural disasters, poor countries and regions suffering from famine and drought, and areas and countries where Muslims are a minority are given priority.
- Can aid organizations be appointed as proxies for Qurban?
Aid organizations that sacrifice qurbans in regions in need both locally and abroad can be appointed as proxies. The only condition is that the organization sacrifices the qurban according to the Islamic objectives and regulations; the organization is trustworthy and will distribute the meat, skins and other parts of the animal to people in need.
- How is the appointment of proxy necessary for the sacrifice done?
Those who want the Qurbani to be sacrificed on their behalf send the determined Qurbani amount for the sacrifice and distribution of the meat to IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation. As in other aspects, the appointment of a proxy is based on the intention and decision of the donator in question. People who apply to IHH to have the Qurbani sacrificed on their behalf automatically reveal this intention and decision. Additionally, it is not essential to reveal this verbally, as action and implementation is a declaration of intention.
- How does IHH determine the price of Qurban shares?
As can be expected, the prices of qurbans vary in all parts of the world. In some regions the prices are lower, while in other countries the prices can be higher than Turkey. Because we predict that qurban donations will be higher in regions where the prices are lower, and less where the prices are higher, IHH receives prices for each of the regions and strategically determines an average price. In the same way that a single price prevents concentration in regions where the prices are lower, this also enables us to deliver meat to all regions according to need. This means that we can deliver meat to regions that would not receive qurban donations or a low number of donations because the price is higher.
- Can the person choose the country for the Qurban sacrifice?
Donators can select any of the countries specified by IHH for their sacrifices. However, it would be more appropriate to allow IHH officials to choose the regions as this will prevent concentration in certain regions.
- How can a donor learn if the sacrifice has been performed?
When the slaughtering of Qurbani is completed, an e-mail is sent to the donors.
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First Qurban Excitement
When we arrived at Handeni's sacrificial square, hundreds of people dressed in bright clothes were waiting in line with buckets of meat. In the following hours, this number reached thousands of people. The people were excited and inexperienced as it was the first time that a Qurban was to be sacrificed in this region. Together, we sacrificed the Qurbans and delivered them to the needy.
Sacrifices shared from Turkey reached the table of families in need in Tanzania. Many people thanked us with their smiling faces as we left the sacrificial square. While we were on our way back to Turkey, joyful feast tables were set up in thousands of homes, and gifts from Turkey were distributed to tens of thousands of people.
Serdar Gürçay / Tanzania, 2020