Families unable to pay rent, heat homes or buy food
Covid-19 has brought the way of life of millions of people in the UK to a standstill. Many communities are finding themselves in vulnerable situations financially and emotionally, sometimes suffering from the virus itself and lacking essential support.
Families which were already struggling to make ends meet now find themselves unable to pay rent, heat homes or buy food.
Muslim households in particular are struggling, with 1 in 2 Muslim households in the UK living in poverty and deprivation, compared to 1 in 5 of the general UK population.
Whilst supporting vulnerable communities across the globe, we are also working hard to help those in need here in the UK. Islamic Relief is therefore supporting the country’s most vulnerable people through local charity partners.