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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Your Donations Provide Urgent Food Aid in Syria

Muslim Hands

Six years on, we’re still on the ground in Syria helping families in crisis.

Described as the worst humanitarian disaster of our era, the Syrian conflict has devastated the lives of the Syrian people. Over half the country’s population have had to flee their homes since the start of the conflict in 2011. Over 6 million Syrians are internally displaced and around 5 million have fled the country. Overall, 13.5 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

Heavy bombing and violence have destroyed hospitals, schools, shops and bakeries and thousands have been killed. For those still living in Syria, daily life is a constant struggle to find food, water and access to basic health care.

In the last few days- thanks to your ongoing support, we’ve distributed crucial food aid to families in the centre of Khan Shaikhoun, a town within the southern region of Idlib. A total of 139 people have been given food packages, each including:

  • 4kg rice
  • 5kg lentils
  • 3kg flour
  • 5kg spaghetti
  • 450g tahina
  • 1kg bulgur wheat
  • 410g jam
  • 2kg canned chick peas
  • 500g dates
  • 500g tea

Jazak Allah khairan for all of your generous donations. Please keep our brothers and sisters in your du’a and remember that families in Syria require ongoing support. As Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:

‘He who removes from a believer one of his difficulties of this world, Allah will remove one of his troubles on the Day of Resurrection…’ (Muslim)

Please keep donating to our Syria appeal – our brother and sisters need your help more than ever.

*Statistics: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (2017)

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.