Recent decades have been difficult for Muslims in Burma. Residing under a military junta, many endure a life of misery and abject poverty
The ‘Rohingya’ ethnic group in paticular have suffered. Seen as foreigners, they are denied freedom of movement, education, health treatment and even the opportunity to marry.
The worsening repression means that around one and a half million Muslims have fled to neighbouring countries, where sadly however their lives have still not improved.
Ummah Welfare Trust has been working in Myanmar for 10 years. The charity has rebuilt masjids and madrassahs; constructed homes; sponsored orphans and widows; installed hand pumps; and regularly distributed food provisions.
The charity currently runs an orphanage where both students and teachers are sponsored.
in Ayeryarwady receiving full support