“He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry.” (Al-Albani)
In the last six months, the cost of food in Syria has skyrocketed, making it impossible for many families, like Safaa’s to afford to stay nourished.
Give £155 and deliver your Qurbani in Syria, providing essential nutritious meat to some of the most vulnerable families this Eid al-Adha.
A staggering 9.3 million people don’t have a reliable way to feed themselves, and food prices are at the highest since the start of the war.
Even for those who have an income, a single kilogram of meat would cost a quarter of the average monthly income.
Behind closed doors, nobody knows what we eat
After losing her husband in an airstrike 18 months ago, Safaa has struggled to look after her young children.
“I tried to find a job, which is better than depending on aid…but I was rejected. We’ve suffered a lot, and we still suffer. In Ramadan, we waited for meals, and when we didn’t get one, we would eat anything.
“Now there’s a shortage of bread. Mostly my children and I go to bed without dinner, but we thank Allah in all conditions.
“Nobody knows what we eat behind closed doors. If bread is found, we survive. I fear for my children, but I accept Allah’s will.”
Starvation and COVID-19
The World Food Programme chief, David Beasley, has warned that, without help, millions risk starving to death in Syria.
“We’ve got people on the brink of starvation now, and they can’t wait. People will die, and people are dying as we speak.”
As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, vulnerable families in Syria are forced to go hungry, or risk putting their lives at risk.
Last Qurbani, you provided 13,265 Syrians with nutritious meat, offering them respite from insecurity and helping us to fight hunger.
Follow in the footsteps of the prophets, and give your Qurbani during the blessed first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.
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Make the most of the blessings of Dhul-Hijjah by supporting vulnerable Syrians like Safaa
An astounding 11 million Syrians need humanitarian support. As the conflict enters its first decade, a generation of children like Safaa’s have never known a life without war, displacement, and incredible hardship. Support our Syria Emergency Appeal, and help us to provide healthcare at Al Imaan Hospital and at our mobile clinics.
Pregnant women, mothers and babies in war-ravaged Idlib urgently need life-saving healthcare including obstetric care, ventilators and incubators for newborns at Al Imaan Hospital.
Almost half of all health facilities in Syria are either partly operational, or completely out of service. Medicine and funds are running out. Doctors are working by torchlight. Without enough hospitals, services are stretched to the brink, diseases can spiral, and the most vulnerable people are put at even greater risk.
“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari)
This Dhul Hijjah, continue the legacy of the prophets and reap the rewards of the blessed ten days. Donate and help us to support vulnerable mothers, like Safaa.
Our work in Syria
You’ve helped us to support over 9 million people in Syria since our work began in 2013. In 2018, you helped 306,533 Syrians through our emergency health, food, and winter projects. Last year, you helped us to reduce mortality rates in Idlib and Aleppo through healthcare, sanitation projects and emergency relief. In 2019, our old Al Imaan hospital in Aleppo treated 102,302 before it was bombed and forced to close. It has since reopened in Idlib.