Ramadan is upon Us and millions are suffering under the cogs of the Coronavirus pandemic, poverty, famine, and conflict. How do families affected by multiple crises celebrate the holy month of Ramadan?

Ramadan in Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Rohingya, East Africa and other countries hit hard by conflict and poverty should be a time of festivity and good will, where family members sit together at the table to break them at sunset. Instead, sadly it is not the case for millions of vulnerable families.

Life is often filled with hardship and suffering for poor people, especially displaced refugees living in these countries. And in this respect, Ramadan will be no different than any other month of the year. Due to conflict, blockade, famine, and the impact of economic restrictions, poverty is commonplace. As a result, millions of displaced refugees are struggling just to survive.

Poverty and Food Insecurity

Rising food prices mean that poor families are unable to access nutritious food. In Palestine, 1.6 million Palestinians don’t have enough to eat, and most people are forced to spend more than half of their income on food. This means that they have less to spend on other essentials, such as education and medicine.   In Gaza, 50% of people suffer from food insecurity. Unemployment stands at a staggering 43%.  In Kenya on the other hand, 17.6 million people live in extreme poverty. Somalia has a 73% poverty rate. And Yemen is on the brink of famine after a long civil war that began in 2015.

Poverty and food insecurity make observing Ramadan very difficult for poor families. When there’s not enough food to go around, it’s hard to plan and cook nutritious iftar meals to break each fast with. The increase in food prices also means that it’s impossible for many families to invite friends and neighbors to share in large meals, an important tradition that fosters a sense of community during Ramadan.

How You Can Help

Today, United Hands Relief launched its annual Pre-Ramadan Feed a Family Campaign. Our teams and partners on the ground will work to provide vulnerable families with the food their need for the month of Ramadan. All Muslims should be able to celebrate Ramadan, regardless of where they live in the world, and that’s why we’re asking our donors to give generously before the beginning of the holy month, so we can deliver the food packages to families on time.

For $100, you can provide a needy family with enough food to last them the entire month of Ramadan in Palestine, Yemen, Jordan (Palestinian & Syrian refugees), and Lebanon (Palestinian & Syrian refugees)

For $75, you can provide a needy family with enough food to last them the entire month of Ramadan in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rohingya, Bangladesh, Kashmir, Pakistan.

For $10, you can provide a comforting warm iftar meal in the above mentioned countries.

$30 – Eid gift for orphaned children.

Bring these impoverished hungry families hope and joy they really deserve.

Help Feed A Family This Ramadan And Gain More Good Deeds.

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The Syrian war has caused immeasurable hardship on Syrians, especially children. Thousands of Syrian children have been orphaned and are in profound need of assistance. A case in point are these four girls who lost their father and now are living with their indigent mother as refugees in Jordan. Atheer is 13, Ayah is 12, Marah is 10,  and Farah is 8 years old. Your assistance will make a great difference in the lives of these girls and  their widowed mother.
Looking for sponsor(s) to care for them for short or long term.
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War broke the social and business ties that bound neighbors to their community. Millions scattered, creating the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. About 6.7 million Syrians are now refugees, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria. Half of the people affected are children.

More Syrian civilians flee amid the recent violence escalation on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakah province along the Turkish border.

Please consider donating towards this noble cause. However small, your contribution will make a difference in the lives of these refugees.

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As winter unfolds, refugees across the Middle East will soon encounter freezing temperatures. In Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Rohingya. United Hands Relief is distributing essential items to help people brave this winter.

Children are particularly vulnerable. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. Children are sleeping on cold grounds wearing light clothing, which can lead to serious health risks.

Many refugee families are struggling to keep warm with few resources and job opportunities. The cost of keeping a home adequately heated during the colder months is beyond their means.

What can you do to help?

United Hands Relief is in Palestine, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon, Rohingya, and Bangladesh arranging to provide emergency humanitarian aid to refugees before temperatures plummet this winter, preparing them for what could be a harsh season. Emergency provisions including food packages, fuel operated heaters, fuel, warm clothing kits, and blankets will be distributed to vulnerable families who rely completely on this support.

$25 provides a warm clothing kit for one person
$50 provides two blankets and a fuel powered heater
$100 provides an Emergency Food Package for one family
$150 provides warm clothing kits, a fuel powered heater, and blankets for one family

With your help, we can save the lives of many refugees and bring an end to the suffering of innocent children. Our goal is to reach 1,000 families. Act Now!

Give the Gift of Warmth Today

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45 plus Syrian Refugee families in Jordan were abandoned by their sponsors and urgently need our support to survive.

 

During the seven years of conflict in Syria, over 660,000 registered Syrian refugees have sought refuge in the small nation of Jordan.
In a country with high unemployment and limited natural resources, opportunities for Syrian refugees to work legally are extremely limited. Refugees have found themselves trapped in limbo with little to do but wait – for over half a decade. Many are in constant fear of arrest or deportation.

The UHR team in Jordan has received many calls from refugee families who have been abandoned by their sponsors without warning. The situation has been investigated and it is confirmed by the Ministry of Social Development that these families no longer receive any form of assistance. These families do not have permits and are 100% dependent on aid received from relief organizations. Their rent was paid in full, and they received cash assistance for food, water, health and education.

Syrian refugees in Jordan are left desperate without any new sources for employment or way to support their families. UHR is appealing on their behalf for your generous support for families who have lost everything. They are depending on you to continue living month to month.

• $200 covers the rent for one month for one family
• $100 for food, water and hygiene for one month
• $50 for health and education for one month
• For $4,200, you can sponsor a family for an entire year.

ANY Amount Will Help. Support a Refugee Family Now.

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Over 5.6 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safe refuge in neighboring countries: Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Millions more are displaced inside crisis stricken Syria as the war continues.

THE SITUATION

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants. The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly. This is a huge burden on the Jordanian government. Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians, but it was not enough.

According to the UNHCR, “though most Syrian refugees in Jordan live in host communities, the country is now home to the second largest refugee camp in the world. Known as Zaatari, the camp first opened in 2012 less than 10 miles from the Syrian border and has since become Jordan’s 4th largest “city.” Today, 78,000 Syrian refugees live there in rows of prefabricated shelters provided by international relief agencies.”

UHR’s MAIN CONCERN

Thousands of Syrian refugee families are still without any source of income, especially families of widows and elderly. Many live in old homes and shelters. Men and women have to beg every day to be able to pay rent at the end of the month. Elderly women are forced to clean homes and schools to put food on the table at the end of the day.

Children are our main concern. Many Syrian children are living in refugee camps in Jordan. Due to their unfortunate circumstances, they are being deprived of their childhood. They do not have access to food, healthcare, security or education.

WHAT WE DO

Syrian refugee families are dependent on charity from organizations like United Hands Relief to survive. Through UHR’s Refugee Family Assistance Program, we assess the situation of certain families living in Northern Jordan with the assistance of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Development. Selected families are provided with monthly assistance:

1. Eligible Syrian refugee families receive a monthly food voucher from UHR, which enables them to purchase nutritious food items.

2. Families monthly rent is paid off by UHR

3. Family members receive healthcare they need.

4. Children receive free education and nutritious meals to school.

Through our innovative and cost-effective programs, United Hands Relief strives to protect families, especially children from violence, abuse, and neglect. Our program targets children who have seen hardship and experienced conflict, and we assist them in overcoming these difficult circumstances.

Give now so we can continue to help families in need around the world.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

You can help by sponsoring one family in need today. Your generous contribution will

Provide regular financial assistance to our needy Syrian families in order to help them alleviate some of their daily struggles.
Provide the basic living necessities – food, water, shelter, clothing, utilities, etc.
Break the cycle of poverty, and provide stability (short-term and long-term).

· $100 food supplies for one month

· $ 200 Housing for one month

· $ 300 Food supply and Housing

Give now so we can continue to help families in need around the world. Make your 100% tax-deductible gift now. Send help to Syrian families in need of emergency support!

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More than 900,000 Rohingya refugees struggle with water scarcity in Cox’s Bazaar – the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh.

According to UNHCR, securing adequate water sources and addressing sanitation needs for all refugees has been a big challenge. And that’s where international relief NGO’s like UHR step in.

On behalf of our donors, UHR constructs deep water wells at different locations in the camp securing access to safe clean water.

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According to the UN, Rohingya children born In Bangladesh are not being registered at birth, lacking a legal identity.
Growing up in unstable conditions, with no possibility of study, these vulnerable children are at risk of becoming a lost generation.
UHR is responding to the Rohingya crisis by delivery life-saving assistance.
Children are our priority. If you wish to help us reach more children.

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