Zubair Khalil Khan, Director Projects SEE countries, Humanity First Germany
Humanity First Germany provided funds to some countries of Africa, Asia and Southeast Europe, to undertake the qurbani project on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha.
This year, a record number of 1,389 animals were slaughtered, and meat was distributed in 18 countries of Africa, Asia and Europe.
These countries included Benin, Central African Republic, Congo DRC, Madagaskar, Sao Tome, Togo, Cambodia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
In total, 172,701 individuals belonging to 26,840 families benefitted from the qurbani meat.
In Albania, meat was distributed to 1200 people in the capital city of Tirana and Kelcyra. The deputy mayor of Kelcyra participated in the event while the mayor of the city, as well as the mayor of Tirana sent letters of gratitude to Humanity First.
In Bosnia, meat was distributed to 1,160 families (with an average of five members per family) and 1,500 individuals belonging to the cities of Sarajevo, Maglaj, Dubica, Prijidor, Bihac and Ustikolina. The mayors of Bihac, Maglaj and Ustikolina participated in the event. In Sarajevo and Prijedor, the mayors sent their representatives.
In Bulgaria, 3,700 people benefitted from the meat sacrificed on Eid in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas, Varna, Blevograd and Sandanski. Representatives of all the municipalities participated in the event and sent letters of gratitude to Humanity First.
In Croatia, 1,641 people benefitted from the meat in the cities of Zagreb, Sesvete, Kasina, Brezovica, Sisak and Karlovac. The mayor of district Brezovica of Zagreb and former MP of SDP, Mr Dazen Pandek participated in the event.
In Georgia, 3,700 people benefitted from the meat in the cities of Tejesi, Sabechisi, Trialeti, Spasovka, Zedubani, Afieti, Bakhmaro, Farfara, Choloki, Batumi and Beshumi. Dignitaries of all the cities participated in the event and thanked Humanity First for the event.
In Kosovo, 6,450 people benefitted in the cities of Istog, Peja, Decan, Podujeva and Pristina. The mayor of Decan, social welfare director of Podujeva and secretary of war veterans of Kosovo Liberation Army participated and thanked Humanity First for the event and donations.
In Montenegro, 370 families benefitted and thanked Humanity First for this noble gesture.
In North Macedonia 3000 benefited in the cities of Berovo, Pehcevo, Vinica, Kocani and Kumanovo. Municipality representatives participated and thanked Humanity First for this wonderful project. Almost 30 non-Muslim neighbours of the newly built Ahmadiyya mission house expressed their gratitude when meat was given to them.
In Serbia, 300 families benefited from the meat in the city of Novi Pazar.