The vicious cycle of hunger

Hunger is a vicious cycle that crosses entire generations. Poor nutrition impacts the development of mind and body, especially for children, making it difficult for them to progress at school, hence to find decent employment and thereby improve their living conditions and that of future generations.

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ told us:

“He is not a believer: whose stomach is filled while his neighbour goes hungry.”

Food supply chains have been disrupted by COVID-19. Those most vulnerable around the world can’t even get the basics such as food they need to survive.

For millions of our sisters and brothers, acquiring sufficient food is a daily struggle; parents face the painfully reality of being unable to provide their children with a meal to start and break their fast. And with resource depletion and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, food availability and financial resources are even harder to come by for our already-vulnerable sisters and brothers.

Last year, through your Zakat and Lillah donations, Islamic Relief provided urgent food aid to nearly 1 million people in 33 countries. Alhamdulillah!

Ramadan Under Lockdown

For Muslims around the world, Ramadan 2020 is going to be a Ramadan like no other. This year means Ramadan at home for many us, with lockdown and social distancing measures in place in many parts of the world.

But physical distance does not mean we are disconnected from those who need our support at this critical time. Our prayers will reach them and insha’Allah so will your generosity this Ramadan as Islamic Relief prepares a massive global food distribution programme like no other. This Ramadan, despite the pandemic, Islamic Relief is still working in over 30 countries around the world, making sure your donations get to those who need it most.

 

Share Your Ramadan

Too many of our sisters and brothers struggle to find food for iftar; parents painfully realize that they will not be able to give their children a festive Ramadan or Eid. And with resource depletion and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, food availability and financial resources are even harder to come by for our already-vulnerable sisters and brothers. Your Sadqah and Zakat has the power to help change this.

Sponsor a Ramadan Food Pack:

  • South Africa/Lesotho: R400

  • Zimbabwe: R700

  • Bangladesh & Myanmar: R400

  • West & Central Africa (Chad/Mali/Niger): R500

  • Countries in Conflict (Gaza/Yemen/Syria): R850

  • East Africa (Somalia/Sudan/Kenya): R850

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