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The long-term effects of COVID-19 have put poverty right on our doorstep, says Islamic Relief Director.

18th March 2021

While lockdown restrictions may be starting to gradually relax, the financial toll, particularly on the UK’s Muslim community has not gone away. Recent figures released by Islamic Relief UK and NZF revealed that a record number of Muslims the support of support from NZF in 2020, clearly demonstrating the prevalence of poverty right on our doorstep.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Zia Salik Director of Islamic Relief UK shared his thoughts on how the pandemic has increased need within our communities. He explained how this time has highlighted differences in our experiences with COVID-19 and beyond, which has left the Muslim community particularly exposed to more economic hardship.

Salik also shed light on the importance of supporting national charities; IRUK has already spent over £1 million in the UK through partnerships with organisations like NZF, who are actively responding to the needs of Muslims in need in this country.

Thanks to Zia Salik and all our friends at IRUK for raising awareness of the plight of Muslims in the UK.

Listen to the full interview below

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