National Zakat Foundation Blog
17 May 2014

UK child death rate: a scandal with a clear link to poverty

Nearly five in every thousand babies born in Britain will not live to their fifth birthday, and experts say inequality is to blame. The death of a child is always a tragedy. The avoidable deaths of thousands of children under five years old every year in the UK is a scandal, according to the Royal…

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17 May 2014

NZF in Washington DC

The Global Donors Forum is the bi annual convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP). Our National Manager, Iqbal Nasim, was invited to attend the convention on Wednesday 16th April 2014, in Washington DC, as a guest speaker. This is an event where donors, government, business leaders, experts and visionaries from across the…

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17 May 2014

Food banks see ‘shocking’ rise in number of users

A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before. The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a “shocking” 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main…

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17 May 2014

Modern day slavery

Abdur-Rahman came to the UK from Pakistan in 2010 with the intention of working to support his family back home. Abdur-Rahman thought he had obtained a work visa. He later discovered however, that he had entered the country on a student visa. The travel agent in Pakistan, who had helped Abdur-Rahman to enter the UK,…

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