This year has been incredibly difficult for millions of people around the globe. The coronavirus pandemic has upended everyone’s lives, and has forced us to reevaluate everything we took for granted.

UMR is working harder than ever before to provide sustainable relief and development to deeply affected communities. A big part of our work is to try and eradicate poverty and world hunger. While Hajj may not be a possibility, we still have the chance to help needy families this Eid al-Adha.

Through our Qurbani campaign, we are distributing meat in 13 countries from the U.S., to the Middle East, to Asia, to Africa.

UMR’s vision is that Qurbani becomes part of our sustainable programs, thereby empowering communities throughout the year. UMR will provide individuals in need in 13 countries with fresh meat; including sheep, goat, and cattle.

Qurbani won’t solve the world’s poverty crisis. However, it can provide relief to those who need it the most and give them a reason to celebrate this Eid.

As COVID-19 continues to ravage countries, we must step up to help. Donate to feed a family this Eid al-Adha. After all, isn’t that what Qurbani is all about?

Countries we are working in


Group A


Group B


Group C


Group D

Frequently asked questions

GROUP A (Cost: $90 USD)

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Somalia

GROUP B (Cost: $190 USD)

  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Sudan
  • USA
  • Yemen
  • Where needed most

GROUP C (Cost: $245)

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Syrian IDPs

GROUP D (Cost: $299)

  • Palestine

UMR has been working in conflict zones, like Yemen, for many years, and has a vast network of partners and volunteers that allow our team to access areas where families are in need.

On the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th days of Eid usually– however this year may look a bit different due to extremely challenging restrictions related to COVID-19.  To protect the welfare of our staff and beneficiaries and maintain social distancing in coordination with local governments, it may lengthen the process if we distribute door to door. There may also be exceptions due to factors such as the abundant number of Udhiyah/Qurbani or the volatile conditions on the ground in a particular country. In these cases, the Qurbani may be done after the fourth day of Eid. Scholars have approved this practice.

We focus on vulnerable areas in each country. Our criteria focuses on people living below the poverty line, widows and single mothers, orphans, disabilities, elderly, and people with chronic diseases.

It depends on the country, but each family will receive on average 2kg-3kg. 

Yes! We make sure to use local vendors to purchase the animals. That way, not only are we ensuring fresh meat, but we are supporting the local economy. 

While we have already selected specific areas within some of the countries we plan to distribute, this can vary depending on a lot of factors. Due to the uncertain nature of procuring and distributing fresh meat in conflict zones and unstable areas, we cannot disclose exact distribution points.

When a donor purchases a Qurbani, the entire animal will be divided and distributed to families. In countries where a cow is sacrificed, 1/7th of the animal is equal to approximately 1 sheep or 1 goat.

Unfortunately, UMR cannot accommodate such requests. Due to the large number of animals sacrificed across several countries, the practice becomes impossible. Scholars have approved the sacrifice without the names so long as the intention of the person was made.

Through our Qurbani campaign, we are distributing meat in 13 countries from the U.S., to the Middle East, to Asia, to Africa.

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