Muhammad Jamal, Niger Correspondent
Due to the severe economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, most developed countries are facing burdensome challenges to feed the needy and the world’s most underdeveloped country, Niger – bearing the 189th rank out of 189 countries in the human development category and with the harshest climate – is more prone to the effects caused by this devastating period.
Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya has always been there to help the underprivileged in every corner of the world and has engaged in activities to provide relief to the needy and deserving people.
Thus, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Niger came to rescue the inhabitants of the village of Bopu – an Ahmadi village – where the inhabitants are facing burdensome challenges in the fight against terrorism. They are seeking refuge in the nearby town “Tera” as they have been forced to leave their homes and fields by militants and these war-affected people are in dire need of assistance to cope with normal life.
Jamaat Niger distributed 100 ration bags to them, which contained 12 kilograms of rice, two kilograms of sugar, two litres of oil, three packets of pasta and teabags.
In this noble act, Jamaat Niger was supported by IAAAE, the International Association of Ahmadi Architects & Engineers. May Allah accept their donations, amin.
The second phase of these humanitarian activities began in the middle of Ramadan 2022 when Humanity First Niger in collaboration with Humanity First Norway launched the food hampers distribution programme. 350 food hampers were distributed to 350 families in Dogondoutchi, Gaya, Kore Mairoua and Niamey. The most vulnerable members of society; women, widows and the elderly were prioritised for this distribution.
During the last phase of Ramadan, Lajna Imaillah Belgium reached out to Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Niger to help the needy people, and thus, a preliminary plan was drawn up to help the community at large through collective iftar and distribution of iftar packets.
Alhamdulillah, this programme took place on 29 April 2022, at the Central Mission House of Birni N Konni, Niger, where more than 150 people attended the collective iftar and the next day 100 iftar packets were distributed among the homeless and needy people on the streets and public places.
May Allah the Almighty reward the donors for this gesture and accept the sacrifices of everyone who assisted in these projects, amin.