Sunday 3 May 2020

Ramadan 2020/1441: Ramadan Giving Day 10 - Uyghur Refugees

Our Ramadan Giving series highlights the amazing work charities are doing and showcases their special Ramadan campaigns, giving us all the opportunity to support, donate and do a little good insh’Allah

Ramadan Giving Day 10: Uyghur Refugees: COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
The Shukr Foundation currently have a live crowdfunding appeal in LaunchGood, their campaign objective is to help vulnerable Uyghur refugees who have no source of income due to COVID-19 and no government support.

Their website says:

Before COVID-19, the Uyghur people were arguably already experiencing one of the worst humanitarian crises on earth, with more than one million Uyghurs placed in concentration camps in China where they are being physically and psychologically abused simply for being Uyghur & Muslim. The Uyghurs that have been lucky enough to escape China (before the coronavirus outbreak) now face poverty, hunger, psychological trauma, unemployment, and lack of medical support. The current COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse.

Uyghur refugees are facing severe challenges compounded by the COVID-19 crisis. In Turkey, there is a large percentage of Uyghur refugees without a passport or permanent residency, rendering them stateless. Among those most vulnerable are more than 2,000 students, over 1,000 orphans and 1,000 single mothers who have been separated from their husbands and families due to China’s crackdown on Uyghurs.

Together, we can support the Uyghur widows and orphans this Ramadan by providing:
·       Food packages
·       Aid with rent and bills
·       Medical fees
·       Clothing and home essentials

You can find out more about The Shukr Foundation and donate here.

O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you ~ Quran 2:254

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of Ramadan…more generous than the fast wind in doing good” (Bukhari).

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