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We are living in extreme poverty

/ 3 years ago
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Islamic Relief is working in Lebanon, according to Amnesty it is a refugee hotbed holding at least 1.1 million Syrian and 300,000 Palestinian refugees. More than 150,000 Syrian Families are living in extreme poverty, having minimal access to basic nutrition, safety and health.

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This year we met Zakareya one of the 150,000 Syrian Families living in extreme poverty who left Syria in 2012.

“We were happy, we had everything we need and life was different there. Ramadan was different too. Everyone used to go to their jobs in the morning and return back afternoon. We pray and read Quran then we start preparing for Iftar. All the family members used to help each other preparing the Iftar, and after we break our fasting we used to go to Taraweeh prayer. We had no worries and lived peacefully.”

The bombing, war, and antagonism was disrupting and only increasing. The hostility threatened the routine and lives of his 13 children, in the end forcing him to leave.

“…We are living in extreme poverty. I can barely provide my 13 children with food. Each day I need at least 5 break packs other than the main meal. If we are not getting aid from organizations we wouldn’t survive. I couldn’t find any job here and everything is expensive. Ramadan was different in Syria, it used to be blessed and we used to be happy. But now we are away from our home, nothing is right. We are refugees living under plastic sheets; we don’t feel the blessings of Ramadan anymore”

Last year Islamic Relief delivered over 200,000 food parcels alone reaching over 1.8 Million people! By the will of Allah we were able to reach Zakareya’s family, removing the concern and burden of feeding his family!

“…The kids were so happy for receiving this pack. It will save us for 15 days of Ramadan. Now we will not expend too much money for food we will have food for 15 days and we will be eating better food Alhamdulilah. We don’t eat chicken, only once each 3 months and since 2 years we haven’t eaten meat. But now after we have received this help from Islamic Relief we may be able to save money to buy chicken or meat. May Allah bless those who sent us this help, it means a lot to us and we will keep them in our Duaa”

Zakareya and 1,500 Syrian families were provided food packs by Islamic Relief in the first 5 days of Ramadan. For more information on Ramadan Food Packs Click Here.

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Last year Islamic Relief delivered over 200,000 food parcels alone reaching over 1.8 Million people! By the will of Allah we were able to reach Zakareya’s family, removing the concern and burden of feeding his family!

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