BENEFITING: SYRIA RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT
In Islam, charity is considered to be one of the best forms of worship. Zakah is one of Islam’s five pillars, that helps keep the plight of the poor at the forefronts of givers’ minds and hearts. This concept of charity, or Zakah, is especially important during Ramadan as many do not have the money to even break fast.
With the conflict in Syria ongoing since 2011, many people are displaced or refugees in neighboring countries, do not have the needed medical supplies, food, access to sanitation, water, or education.... some numbers are below. Please help ease their burden a tiny bit by donating here.
*More than 100,000 people killed, 10,000 children
*9.3 million people (nearly half of Syria’s pre-war population) in need of humanitarian aid
*6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)
*2.8 million registered refugees in neighboring countries; 1.2 million are children
*A UN estimate of more than 5 million refugees by end of 2014
*60% of hospitals and 38% of primary health facilities damaged or destroyed in Syria
*Children’s education being neglected; many have not attended school in more than 3 years
*polio outbreak, malnutrition, and starvation real and at large