Kashmir Emergency Appeal

Over 70,000 deaths in last 70 years, the cause of 3 wars between two states – Kashmir is the hottest conflict zone in the world. Kashmir is world’s most heavily occupied and militarised region. Kashmiris are having to live their lives in fear of war at all times.

Under the United Nation’s regulation, Kashmir had a special status. It could not be directly ruled by India. However, in August 2019 Indian government changed the status of Kashmir and imposed its rule on the Kashmir. They took away the basic rights away from the local population and political leaders.

This act has caused tensions between locals, Indian army and Pakistan. Since then the situation has got worse in Indian Occupied Kashmir and LOC area of Azad Kashmir.

Unite 4 Humanity has launched it’s Kashmir Emergency Appeal to help Kashmiris on both sides of the border.

Donate Your Zakat & Sadaqah For Kashmir

Unite 4 Humanity has been working in Kashmir since 2012. As part of Kashmir Emergency appeal, we help poor and needy families with food, water, medical and shelter aid.

Our charitable projects in Kashmir include:

  • Distribution of Food Packs
  • Distribution of Zakat, Fitrana & Qurbani Meat
  • The building of Water Wells
  • Building Mosques
  • Renovation of Mosques & Wudu Areas
  • Setting Up Medical Camps For Poor & Needy
  • Sponsorship of Orphans
  • Building & Renovation of Schools

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Charity Work in Kashmir

Unite 4 Humanity has been carrying out charity work in Kashmir (Both Jammu Kashmir and Azad Kashmir). Our work involves both continuous development and responding to any emergency.

Kashmir is a region full of natural beauty in the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges. India, Pakistan and China all claim partial or complete ownership of Kashmir.

People call it “heaven on earth.”

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Charity Work In Kashmir

U4H Helping Poor & Needy In Kashmir

Due to the remoteness of certain parts of Kashmir, they are not as developed as other parts of the country. Millions of Kashmiris live in extreme poverty. They do not have enough resources to provide food and clean drinking water for their families.

Poverty is caused due to the lack of access to basic human rights like education, health care, food, clean drinking water, and infrastructure.

Since the establishment, Unite 4 Humanity is working in various parts of Kashmir. Our charitable projects range from providing food packs for the poor and needy to set up educational institutions to help educate the youth of the country.

Jammu Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir is under the control of the Indian Government. Indian controlled Kashmir is approximately 60% of the total of Kashmir in terms of its area.

The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict primarily between India and Pakistan, having started just after the partition of Indian Sub-Continent in 1947. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir, including the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947 and 1965, as well as the Kargil War of 1999.

Due to this instability in the area and damage caused by natural disasters, the region does need aid from time to time.

In 2019, The right wing Indian government led by Mr Modi revoked the special status accorded to Indian-administered Kashmir in its constitution, the most far-reaching political move on the disputed region in nearly 70 years. This has taken the tensions in the region to a boiling point.

After the move, India has sent thousands of additional troops to the disputed region, imposed a crippling curfew, shut down telecommunications and internet, and arrested political leaders. To this date these troops are occupying all towns, cities and villages with Muslim majority.

Azad Kashmir

Azad Kashmir is under the control of the Pakistani Government. Pakistan controlled Kashmir is approximately 40% of the total of Kashmir in terms of its area.

Over the years due to severe damage caused by the first earthquake in the mid-2000s, again in 2015, flooding and other natural disasters, the area has fallen deeper into poverty. A lack of development by the authorities is also causing the region to fall way behind the rest of the world.

People of Azad Kashmir are very friendly and appreciative of the support they receive, especially from the UK. Our aim is to continue our projects within the area.

In September 2019, Azad Kashmir and various parts of Pakistan were devastated by an earthquake. Alhamdulillah, the numbers of casualties weren’t as high as in previous natural disasters. However, in terms of damage to buildings and infrastructure, this earthquake caused destruction across the region.

Unite 4 Humanity’s Charity Work in Kashmir

The scope of success and seeing the positive results of charity work in Kashmir are huge. People of Kashmir always respond positively to any projects whether it is a school, masjid, madrasah, housing or any other aid project.

Unite 4 Humanity have been working in Kashmir for a long time, our team knows the area very well and have plenty of ongoing projects related to education, housing and medical in the region.

Help U4H Eliminate Poverty from Kashmir

Human Rights Violations Are Common in Occupied Kashmir

Police torture, army arrests, extrajudicial killings and rape are common in Indian Occupied Kashmir. No one is there to raise voice for these voiceless. The international community has turned a blind eye on the whole situation. There are thousands of men who are missing and their families don’t know the whereabouts of their loved ones. According to Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, more than 10,000 men have disappeared since the start of the conflict.

Support the Half Widows of Indian Occupied Kashmir

Women are the silent victims of conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. Since the escalation in the conflict Indian troops have abducted over 10,000 men and boys. These men and boys have been forcibly picked up from their homes, workplaces, fields and the streets. This has left thousands of women as ‘half-widows’. The lives of these women are even more wretched than those of the widows, who at least can bury their husbands, grieve and find some closure.

The wives of these missing men are striving to raise their children, experience severe and complex economic, legal, social and psychological problems on their own. Unable to inherit, ineligible for pensions, their poverty is driving many of them into depression, and suicide.

These abductions aren’t new to Kashmir conflict. Indian army has been abducting Kashmiri men and boys since the late 80s.

Ironically, India is one of the governments signed up to the ICPPED (international convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance).

U4H asks The UK government to use all of its options – diplomatic and in context of our aid policies – to put pressure on Indian Government to rescind this revocation and cease oppressing the Kashmiri people.

For more information about the half-widows please visit this article in Guardian Newspaper.

What Charity Work have We Done in Kashmir

Jammu Kashmir

  • Delivered Emergency Aid For Flood Victims
  • Free Medical Camp in Partnership of Local Doctors
  • Food Pack Distribution During the Siege with the Help of Local Partners
  • Food Pack Distribution For Poor & Needy Families
  • Zakat Distribution During Ramadan
  • Financial Support of Poor & Needy Families From Zakat Fund

Azad Kashmir

  • Distribution of Ramadan Food Packs
  • Food Packs for Struggling Families
  • Zakat Distribution to Qualifying Families
  • Free Medical Camp in Partnership of Local Doctors
  • Distribution of Fitrana and Sadaqah
  • Building of Schools & Masjid near the Border of India
  • Buying the Land for Graveyard near the Border of India
  • Building of communal outdoor toilets for the families living in tents
  • Replacement of Roof (Widow’s house)
  • Building of Two Houses for Two Young Families with Children

Help U4H Eradicate Poverty from Kashmir

Sponsor a Food Pack in Kashmir

Why should you sponsor a food pack for poor and needy in Kashmir?

  • 38% of Azad & Jammu Kashmir population faces food insecurity on a daily basis.
  • 14% of people of Kashmir severely lack access to food.
  • Thousands of people mostly refugees live in campsites across Kashmir.
  • High food prices are driving thousands of families into poverty.
  • Kashmiris living near LOC area face the hardship of facing bullets and bombs on a weekly basis.
  • Kashmiris in Jammu Kashmir face harshness, oppression and curfews on a daily basis.

Donate Your Zakat To Muslims in Need in Kashmir

Zakat is the fourth pillar of Islam. It is an act of worship. Donating Zakat purifies the wealth of Muslims. Any Muslim whose wealth is more the Zakat threshold is obliged to pay 2.5% of his wealth to the poor and needy for the sake of Allah. Zakat benefits the giver as he/she is purifying his/her wealth and it benefits the receiver as his hardships will decrease.

Where will your Zakat go?

  • The poor
  • The needy
  • Orphans
  • Widows
  • Those who are unable to pay their debt

Build a Masjid in Kashmir

Being a Muslim country, Kashmir is home to thousands of mosques. You might be wondering why should I donate for Masjid fund for Kashmir.

Many local communities, especially near the LOC area near Indian border have inadequate facilities and in many cases damaged Masjid due to shelling by the Indian Army. Many of these Mosques lack wudu and washroom facilities. U4H help fund the renovation of Mosques in Kashmir as well as build/renovate Wudu areas for the Mosques without adequate facilities. Your donation will go towards the building and renovation of mosques in Pakistan.

Sponsor a Child’s Education in Kashmir

Why should you sponsor a child’s education in Kashmir?

  • Over 400,000 orphaned children in Azad & Jammu Kashmir
  • Thousands of families are living below the poverty line
  • 1 out of 2 over 15 girl is literate
  • 28% of school-age children are out of school
  • 1 out of every 100 children die before reaching their 5th birthday

Sponsor a Water Well in Kashmir

Why should you donate to build a water well in Kashmir?

  • Azad Kashmir has many freshwater reserves, however many of these are not easily accessible. U4H help build water wells for poor and needy families across Kashmir.
  • Thousands of families are without adequate toilets
  • 1 in 10 children lack proper growth
  • £1 invested in water and toilets returns £4 in increased productivity
  • Hundreds of children miss school days after drinking infected water

Help Muslims in Need in Kashmir

Help us eradicate poverty from Kashmir, support your Muslim brothers in sisters in need.

  • 27% of Kashmiris are living in poverty
  • 9.3% of urban and 54% of the rural population lives in poverty
  • Thousands of children work to provide food for their families
  • 18% of people of Kashmiris severely lack access to food
  • In rural communities over 50% of children are malnutrition
  • Thousands of people lack access to nutritional food, clean drinking water and adequate sanitation

Eid al-Adha Qurbani in Kashmir

Qurbani is a sacrifice that is offered at the time of Eid al-Adha to show gratitude towards Allah (SWT) and to provide for the poor and needy with nutritional food in the form of meat.

Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an: “It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him.”

U4H has been performing Qurbani in poor and needy communities in Kashmir since 2012. With the help of Allah (SWT), we will in sha Allah be performing Qurbani in 2020 in Kashmir as well.

Our Charity Work in Kashmir

Education Projects in Kashmir

Education

Water/Food

Health

Shelter

Highlights from Our Charity Work in Kashmir

Ways in which you can raise money for Charitable Work in Kashmir

  • Bake & Sell Cakes
  • Collections from Friends & Family
  • Charity Car Wash
  • Raise Money Online

Get in Touch with U4H if You Need Any Help and Support.

Kashmir Conflict Stats

What damage this conflict has caused…