Qurbani 2022

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International Hunger Relief Qurbani 2022

Food is a fundamental building block of life, and on a planet that produces more than enough food for us all to eat, hunger should be an afterthought. Unfortunately, it’s not. The United Nations estimates that 870 million people are currently not eating enough food to live healthy lives.

GREECE 50,000+
refugees in Greece, with many living in camps with little food</small >
YEMEN 16.2 million
Yemenis are food insecure. 1 out 3 Yemeni children are severely malnourished.</small >
Sub-Saharan Africa is still known to have the highest number of undernourishment</small >
USA 50+ million
Americans were already struggling to put food on the table before the pandemic.</small >
Hunger has been slowly increasing throughout the world in recent years, accelerated by climate change, natural disasters, conflict, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Every part of the world is touched by hunger:
  • Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the hardest-hit regions of the world by hunger. Eight of the 12 countries with the highest percentage of their populations living with insufficient food consumption are located here, including Somalia (92 percent) and Niger, South Sudan, Mali and Burkina Faso, all of whom are above 50 percent. In total, nearly one-fourth of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is undernourished.
  • The continuing conflict in Yemen continues to have grave impacts on people and the food supply, and is the cause of what the UN calls the worst man-made humanitarian disaster on the planet. Nearly 13 million of the country’s 30 million people are undernourished, and the problem is even worse for Yemen’s children under the age of 5,nearly half of whom suffer from chronic malnutrition.
  • Tens of thousands of refugees in Greece, who have been forced into overcrowded camps while awaiting processing, struggle to find food. Shortages of food are believed to be affecting 40 percent of the refugee population there.
  • Even the United States, the richest country on the planet, is not immune to hunger. An estimated 38 million Americans, more than 1 in 10, were food insecure in 2020. Roughly one in every six families with children struggled to put food on their table.
We all have an obligation to our fellow people to ensure that no one goes hungry. That’s why Embrace Relief’s International Hunger Relief program is working to provide food to all who need it in more than a dozen countries around the world. During Qurbani 2021, we distributed meat to more than 20,000 families worldwide, providing them with much-needed protein and nutrition. With your help, we can make an even greater difference during Qurbani 2022!

What is Qurbani?

Qurbani is a significant annual ritual in Islam, the sacrifice of a livestock animal during the holy time of Eid al-Adha. This act commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (known as Abraham in the Christian and Jewish traditions) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience and devotion to God. Our Qurbani food packages, which will be delivered to needy people in more than a dozen countries, contain sheep, cattle or goat meat, all of which has been 100% humanely and hygienically slaughtered. This meat is high in fat, protein, minerals and vitamins, which are vital in fighting malnutrition, particularly for growing children. Each Qurbani meat package from Embrace Relief feeds eight families! And when you donate to provide a Qurbani package for those most in need, we will notify you once it has been sent and delivered. The cost for each package in each area we serve depends on the local market price for the meat. Here’s how much it would cost for you to lessen the burden of hunger for eight families this Qurbani:
  • Where Most Needed: $110
  • Africa: $110
  • United States: $240
  • Greece: $265
  • Yemen: $265

Please donate today!

Please consider donating today to our International Hunger Relief program, and help us put food on the table for tens of thousands of vulnerable people in sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen, Greece, and the United States. With your help, we can combat food shortages and provide hope to people in need. Every contribution you make helps one more family go to bed on a full stomach, and brings us one small step closer to ending world hunger.



Qurbani is a Muslim religious sacrifice of a cow, sheep, goat, or camel to reflect the Prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Traditionally, one-third of the meat goes to a poor or hungry family, one-third is given to a neighbor, and one-third is kept.
Qurbani is mandatory for every Muslim who has reached puberty and can afford it.
Qurbani costs vary in each country due to differentiating market prices, slaughter practices, packaging, transportation, and distribution.
Qurbani lands on different dates every year, which is contingent on the lunar calendar. Eid al-Adha begins on 10 Dhul al-Hijjah and ends on 14 Dhul al-Hijjah, which is the 12th and last month of the Islamic Calendar.
You can easily make your Qurbani donation through Embrace Relief. We work with local partners and slaughterhouses in the places we distribute Qurbani. Close partnerships allow us to ensure that your Qurbani donation is humanely and hygienically sacrificed and distributed promptly.
Yes, you can track your donation from your Embrace Relief account. Additionally, you will be notified via email when your Qurbani has been completely processed.
We provide donors the opportunity to select where their Qurbani donations can be processed and distributed. The places we operate for Qurbani are:
  • United States
  • Yemen
  • Greece
  • Africa
  • Where most needed (previously, we have used these donations to distribute Qurbani to communities facing extreme hunger in the Philippines, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Columbia, and Ecuador)