Change starts here

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This Ramadan, families have fled their homes, children are abandoned on the streets, and parents are forced to give their children unclean water. But change starts here, with each and every one of us. Support our Ramadan 100% Zakat applicable projects and multiply your blessings.

Change lives this Ramadan

“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” [Qur’an – 13:11]

Coronavirus. Conflict. Climate change. Humanity hangs in the balance as we face the worst calamities in living memory.

In Yemen, children are starving to death. In Pakistan, street children are being exploited. In Syria, 12 million people are unable to access healthcare. In Palestine, over 2 million people urgently need safe water. In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees live without sanitation facilities. COVID-19 is killing more people, and deepening inequalities.

It is unacceptable that innocent children are dying of malnutrition. Unacceptable that children face exploitation just to survive.

Unacceptable that people do not have basic healthcare or safe water to drink.

As disasters and inequalities worsen across the planet, our very existence is under threat. The world needs change. The world needs change now. And change starts with us.

“This Ramadan, our Human Appeal staff are on the frontline witnessing the pain of humanity. Being so close to those suffering, they see first-hand the change that is so desperately needed. But without your support, they are helpless - they can do nothing. So please read on. Hear our rallying cry for change and be the change the world needs.” Dr Mohammed Ashmawey, Chief Executive, Human Appeal

The time for change is now

This Ramadan, Human Appeal is working to fight marginalisation in 9 countries. We’re there, in countries enduring malnutrition, drought, displacement, and war, helping families in their most vulnerable time of need.

Our Ramadan projects combat drought, health crises and water contamination, and also boost livelihoods, train breadwinners, protect the vulnerable, and make education more accessible.

Explore all our sustainable, transformative 100% Zakat applicable projects below, and reap the bountiful mercy, blessings and forgiveness of Ramadan.

100% Zakat applicable projects

Find out more about our Zakat-applicable projects so that you can fulfil this beautiful pillar of Islam during Ramadan, and give 100% of your Zakat to those in desperate need. When you check the Gift Aid box at checkout, your donation will become completely admin fee-free, meaning that every single penny you donate goes directly towards our projects.

Be the change.

Change starts here. 100% Zakat applicable.

Change lives with your Fidya, Kaffarah and Zakat al - Fitr

Changing lives for 30 years

30 years ago, two extraordinary students launched Human Appeal in a small flat in Manchester with a simple mission to save and change lives. Today our work spans the globe. Last year alone, thanks to generous supporters like you, we helped 3,782,785 people, including over 2 million Palestinians, over 400,000 Yemenis and 10,000 people here in the UK. Today, faced with the ongoing devastation of conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Palestine, and Somalia and amidst the catastrophic effects of coronavirus, extreme poverty, and climate change, we remain steadfast in our mission to make a difference. Our Human Appeal family, including all our staff, volunteers, partners, suppliers, and supporters like you are custodians of the legacy of our founders

We’ve been running Ramadan projects for 30 years. That means that we have an incredible amount of expertise, experience, and dedication under our belt. We’ve streamlined our projects – our local staff are skilled and knowledgeable, and they’re supported by three decades of experience. Together, we’ve designed impactful projects that truly transform lives.

We know that your donations are hard-earned and a sign of trust and faith in us. We’re honoured to accept this sign of Amanah from you, and we’re working day and night to help the most vulnerable people, and to build a more caring world.

Change starts here

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“Ramadan has come to you. (It is) a month of blessing, in which Allah covers you with blessing, for He sends down Mercy, decreases sins and answers prayers… the unfortunate one is he who is deprived in (this month) of the mercy of Allah, the Mighty, the Exalted.”


The world needs change. People need change. And change starts with us.