Iftar Appeal – Jammu Kashmir 2019 [REPORT]

Date / Duration : 10 April to 01 June 2019
Beneficiary: Destitute individuals in Jammu Kashmir
TOTAL FUNDS:  Approximately 44,840.00 ZAR (Zakaah) to One Nation     

Geopolitical turmoil has wreaked havoc on the economy and people’s standard of living. According to Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) monthly time series data on unemployment, among all the states, Jammu & Kashmir had the highest monthly average unemployment rate of 15 per cent between January 2016 and July 2019. Breadwinners are maimed or killed and families leaving mothers and children forced to work. A 2009 study found that almost 250,000 children worked in auto repair stores, brick kilns, as domestic labourers, and as carpet weavers and sozni embroiderers in Jammu and Kashmir. Unemployment not only affects an individual, but the whole family economically, socially and psychologically. COH felt the need to aid the needy despite the volatile situation in Jammu Kashmir and donated GBP2,360.00 on 20 May 2019. Food packs were distributed in Shopian and Pulwama districts on 07 June 2019. This was prior to the lockdown enforced by the Indian government.