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Justgiving Suspended

By | News

Human Aid UK’s JustGiving account was suspended on Wednesday 20th August 2014 – leaving thousands of fundraising pages in the lurch.

This was due to the Charity Commission opening a statutory Inquiry into Human Aid UK. We are of the view that there is an active policy to restrict the work of charities in Syria, through continuous monitoring and investigations.

Read our press release on the enquiry.

Deciding on which alternative online funding platform to use is a big decision for any charity, with lots of factors coming into play including price, design, ease of use, and functionality.

We’ve heard from many of our donors who have been affected by these recent events, so we’ve put together a checklist with our suggestions of what to do now.

What to do now?

1.    Contact your regular financial supporters, and those with fundraising pages raising money for you.

This is a great opportunity to get in touch with your supporters, individually if possible, and let them know how much you value their support. Tell them that JustGiving have been suspended, and that the funds will be processed for the intended purpose once the inquiry is complete.

It is important that your supporters find out from you before they find out from anyone else.

2.    Set up a profile with an alternative online giving service.

Here are some of the alternatives:

IGiveOnline

Virgin Money Giving

* Monies donated via Just Giving are ring-fenced according to a statement issued by their CEO 

3. Keep updated on the situation.

Keep checking the website for updates.

You could also set up a Google News Alert for Human Aid UK, to get all the latest news straight to your inbox.

Have you been affected? Get in touch and let us know.

[email protected]aid.org

The forgotten orphans of Arakan

By | Burma, News

 

Author: Abu Nusaybah & Mohbubur Rahman

Many of the children are orphans; many women are widows and the men are broken as they can’t provide for their families. Villages in the unregistered refugee camps have countless individuals, we cannot do justice through this post for them all, so we mention one particular boy.

Juber a 10 year old young man! we say man simply due to him being the only male left in his small family and him being their future. His father drowned at sea striving to provide for his family, as only he knew best.

Juber and his mother are left alone to provide for themselves, they have no access to healthcare or support from the state. Able men are suffering in these conditions which they reside in, what about Juber?

Orphans like Juber are in the hundreds and they need help! Need your support and need us to show them hope. Otherwise Juber is just another boy in a refugee camp.

Knowing the reality of the hardship people face it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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My name is Mohammed but now I have a Buddhist name

By | Burma, News

 

Author: Abu Nusaybah

Visiting the people of Arakan has made reality a reality, temporary reality for us and a permanent reality for them.

Arakan an ‘unknown and unrecognised state straddling both Burma and Bangladesh was once ruled by Muslims for 350 years. Arakan has been through many atrocities, the 1942 genocide and to this day the oppression and killing still taking place. Currently Arakan is less than 50% Muslims, once was 75% or more, this alone goes to show the systematic ethnic cleansing that’s taking place today. Authority is in the hands of the Burmese which undoubtedly made it worse for the people of Arakan for the last four years since 2010.


Starting from the military election that took place which involved manipulation of majority if not all Muslims to favour the rule of the Military rule and in return they were promised residency in their own home land!!. Soon as the military came into power after the assistance of the Muslims, they began treating them worse than before the military rule. Marshall law!

People of Arakan are suffering day in day out yet they hold on firm to their faith. It is beyond human rights violations to hear that one had been psychologically, socially and morally broken down and forced to leave his loved ones and place which they called home!

To attend school in Burma – Arakan you would have to change your name to a Buddhists name. Whether it be primary or higher education.

Could it get any worse? Yes!6am – 6pm

All this explains why all the Muslims of Burma are fleeing from their homes and their families to lands which don’t accept them for whom they are and what they are. They leave Burma -Arakan as the government claim they are Bangladeshi nationals and the Bangladeshis claim that they are Burmese so they are left lingered in the middle in a land which is unrecognised by both country’s in situations and conditions unknown to the rest of the world.

Knowing the reality of the hardship people face it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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Rising from the ashes

By | Bangladesh, News

 

Author: Anonymous

Bablu a young teacher, his wife and infant daughter live in Shatkira Bangladesh, home of the Royal Bengal tigers that can be found a short drive away in the mangrove forests of the Sunderbans. As dreamy as it may sound the reality is far from the beautiful natural surroundings that they live in.

Bablu has had his house burnt down to the ground, not just his house but several dwellings in the surrounding areas have also been burnt to the ground. His crime, disagreeing with the Government’s oppression and sympathising with another political party.

Without any warning Bablu came home to find his home burning – thankfully he and his family were out. To make matters worse, Bablu had borrowed 100,000 taka which he used to build his house.  So now Bablu lives in a makeshift home which he built using bamboo canes, plastic bags and mud. He shares this home with his wife and daughter, however he still has to repay the loan and continue with his life.

This is the reality of people facing persecution; they have no one to turn to. Thanks to your support we are helping families like Bablu to rebuild his life by rebuilding his home – each costing £1,500. Will you be the one who will build B***** home and many others facing the same predicaments in Bangladesh?

Knowing the reality of the hardship people face it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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The Slums of Dhaka

By | Bangladesh, News

Author: Abu Nusaybah

The slums of Uttara, Dhaka  are usually called shanty town, favela, skid row, and ghetto. Drawing on both international literature attempting to define slums as well as widely accepted definitions or norms applied in the Bangladeshi context; slums are defined as settlements with a minimum of 10 households or a mess unit with a minimum of 25 members and:

* Poor housing;

* Very high population density and room crowding;

* Very poor environmental services, especially water and sanitation;

* Very low socio-economic status;

* lack of security of tenure

We were humbled to see the conditions in which the people live in and the fact that in the west we go to sleep with full stomachs or even waste a meal while people scrounge for their meals on a daily basis. This is definitely a location that is forgotten or overlooked even by its own people and fellow neighbours. Knowing the reality of the hardship people face in the slums it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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A dog’s house

By | Burma, News

 

Author: Abu Nusaybah

For those not familiar with Arakan, for now it will suffice to say that the indigenous people of this land – the Rohingya, are amongst the most oppressed and hated people in the world today! A bold statement some may say, but not without merit. The refugees of Arakan had to flee their ancestral homelands and seek refuge in the  Bangladeshi side of Arakan.

They are forced to live in these illegal makeshift settlements, I say illegal because the Bangladeshi government do not recognise these people, nor are they recognised in the home from which they had to flee from Arakan in Burma. The Burmese government classify them as Bengali and the Bangladeshi government classify them as Burmese – they are effectively deprived of citizenship of any kind.

These are a people who have been kicked out of their homes and forced into poverty, however, they are not without hope, we saw determination in their eyes that they will not be broken, they will not give up and just die. One of the residents described the homes we saw as “a dog’s house” harsh as it may sound, the reality is the residents of this structure have to crawl into their ramshackle of a home.

Knowing the reality of the hardship people face it is imperative Human Aid continues to help people and bring hope to lives.

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