Um Ali lost her husband in an air strike four years ago, leaving her all alone to care for her three children. She works informally to survive, sometimes farming, selling bread, or tailoring.
“Some days I can’t afford a loaf of bread. We look for old crusty bread, which I spray with water. I try my best to fulfil all their needs. It’s been a long time since I bought meat. I can’t afford to buy such things.”
£70 – Provide a nutritious food parcel to last a whole family the entire month of Ramadan.
£150 - Al Imaan Hospital - save 6 mothers and babies.
£5,000 - Construct a safe home for a displaced Syrian family, with access to clean water and electricity, which will last at least 50 years.
Um Ali wishes she could provide an education. “I can’t even enrol them in school. I need books and fees if I want them to attend... I wish they could learn like normal children, and grow up, and go to university. I dream for my child to be a doctor one day, to return to my home.”
“I hope anyone hearing this can help us… we had a decent life. Not anymore… whether we eat or drink, nobody cares. We have been displaced for ten years. I pray relief comes from Allah.”
Ten years of hardship
Um Ali is entering this Ramadan having endured ten years of a long and brutal conflict. It should be a month of mercy, but, across Syria, a staggering 11.7 million people need humanitarian support, and around 6 million people are displaced across the country, many of them, like Um Ali living in tents that don’t protect them from the bitter winters and brutal summer heat.
This Ramadan, be the change the world needs. Donate and help us to provide nutritious food parcels and permanent homes to families like Um Ali’s, and multiply your rewards in this blessed month.
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