"THEY TOLD US THEY WERE FORCED TO EAT CATS, DOGS, HORSES, AND EVEN HAD TO BUY GRASS TO SURVIVE" A great article in the The Telegraph & Argus on our fundraising volunteer and aid worker, Nazim Ali who recently returned from a humanitarian food aid deployment with us in war-torn Mosul, Iraq. He had the opportunity to speak of his experience, and the traumatic circumstances he encountered there. " Every family I met lost family members either at the hands of ISIS or during war. Families broke down in floods of tears as they told us they were forced to eat cats, dogs, horses and even had to buy grass to survive due to the scarcity of food". It was the toughest humanitarian trip he has ever taken part in. Read his story here: www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/17647972.aid-worker-nazim-ali-speaks-of-eventful-trip-to-mosul-iraq/
We're really excited to be sponsoring Mosque Iftar this #Ramadan, as a way to bring local communities from different backgrounds together. And everyone is welcome to join in - whether they're Muslim, non-Muslim, people of faith or no faith at all, everyone is invited to share a Ramadan fast-breaking feast in a mosque near you. So why not bring along a friend, neighbour, colleague or someone less fortunate, to Mosque Iftar this #Ramadan. Find your nearest Iftar here: www.mosqueiftar.com/experience
We are currently live on Unity FM #Birmingham raising money for our emergency appeals. Our team are travelling out to the #Syrian border and #Iraq in just three days time to deliver YOUR aid. Tune in to listen, were live until midnight at www.unityfm.net
We would like to thank Jamia Mosque in #Bradford for their generosity in supporting our work in #Yemen. And despite fasting, our Hasan, seemed to have buckets of energy yesterday as he made his way to mosque to carry out the collection. We managed to raise £441.14! All money raised will be going towards internally displaced people in Yemen, where millions of families are struggling to survive. Please feel free to contribute if you spot us with our yellow buckets at a mosque near you. You can also donate here at www.hrf.org.uk/ramadan/yemen.
Years of conflict and crisis have left hundreds of thousand homeless in #Iraq - with people often living in the rubble of what once were their homes. Fortunately we have recently been able to work side-by-side with Qatar Charity in #Mosul, on the construction of new, and reconstruction of old, housing for these internally displaced people. It's amazingly transformative work, but we can't do it alone. Luckily, every day, incredible people like you are helping us help others make a difference to their lives.
OUR CHARITY IFTAR & THE GIFT OF GIVING Human Relief Foundation would like to thank the community of Dewsbury and the volunteers who pulled it all together, for their incredibly successful charity #Iftar dinner last week. We managed to raise a whopping £10,000 for #Rohingya refugees, well done guys! https://bit.ly/2VF40LV
Our Marketing and Communications Officer Hasan found us featured in the Asian Express today! The article features Nazim Ali from #Bradford who will be delivering #Ramadan food parcels in Iraq. Grab a newspaper and have a gander ...
Around one in four people in Lebanon is a #refugee. Most of them are struggling. We've been handing out food packs in Arsal refugee camp in #lebanon all week. The food packs include: rice, sugar, cooking oil, jam, semolina, kidney beans, fava beans, salt, spaghetti bundles, tomato paste, vermicelli, brown lentils, yellow lentils, chickpeas, fine bulgar, coarse bulgar, tuna and dates. Donate to help refugees, donate to HRF today: www.hrf.org.uk/donate/
Ongoing conflict in Syria has left millions fleeing from the violence. Over half of which are children. The situations they fled from means these children often suffer with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Which is why Human Relief Foundation set up The Hope Centre within the Za’tari #refugee camp in Jordan, the first primary care centre aimed at tackling both physical and mental health issues. The work is focused on ensuring that they are able to move forward from this difficult start in life - because providing psychological care is as important as meeting immediate physical problems. This is one of the many examples of how your support has helped make a difference to the lives of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances www.hrf.org.uk/hopecentre/ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
All smiles yesterday as Human Relief Foundation joined other organisations for the big community iftar in #Birmingham. "It's important to come together at times like this to send out positive messages. And charities can come together at times like this too." Abdul Waheed, Head of Fundraising in Birmingham. #Ramadan
Our Matthew and Hasan were live on BCB Radio station earlier on this afternoon, discussing our humanitarian aid projects. We managed to gain another volunteer, thanks to Kiran the presenter. If you want to become a volunteer, get in touch. www.hrf.org.uk/volunteering-opportunities/
You have entrusted us with your Zakat in #Ramadan since 1991. It is an honour and responsibility we take very seriously, and why our overseas teams work tirelessly to ensure your donations are transforming the lives of those struggling with the human cost of famine, poverty, climate change, disasters and conflict. Through your generous support, our teams have been busy in Pakistan, providing wholesome and nutritious hot meals to impoverished families, children and orphans. www.hrf.org.uk/donate/
A BIG thank-you to Living Islam and we mean BIG in every sense (as can be seen from the photo of our Muqaddus & Matthew holding it aloft), for the beautiful piece of Islamic art they kindly donated to auction at our Charity Iftaar, this week. If you fancy putting in a bid, or simply coming along to lend your support, then join us for an evening of fundraising on Sunday 12th May in aid of Rohingya #refugees this #Ramadan. Tickets (a snip at) £20 include 3 course meal, Qur’an recitations, speeches, Islamophobia awareness by MEND, Nasheed, fundraising and auction. The event is taking place at Kabana Banqueting Suite in Dewsbury. Start time 6.30pm For tickets please contact 07424755328 There's only a few tickets left so get yours ordered soon!
Regional conflicts have left Lebanon with the largest number of #refugees per-capita in the world. Hosting 1.5 million Syrians alone. And most are struggling to make ends meet, with food stocks & medical supplies running low in many areas. We have, and continue, to provide aid to this vulnerable population. If you would like to help us, help them, by volunteering your time, or making a donation please visit: www.hrf.org.uk/ramadan/eat #weareallhrf
Ramadan Mubarak! The blessed month has arrived, and we wish you a prosperous, joyful and successful month. Ramadan is an amazing time of year, where we are rewarded with great blessings for worship and performing charitable deeds. Your support will continue to save lives and make a difference to those suffering across the world.
Muqaddus, our North of England Fundraising Manager organised a fun day of gift giving and entertainment during our teams visit to a local orphanage in Pakistan yesterday. They had an amazing day out at the funfair (as did Muqaddus 😊), ate lots of food, went on a heap of rides and played lots of exciting games. The children were happy to receive their goody bags at the end of the day! #weareallhrf
Please make dua for the HRF teams who are flying out to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan (Kashmir) to deliver the donations you have trusted us with 🙂 And you still have time to donate on http://www.justgiving.com/zakat-2019
THROWING GOOD MONEY AFTER BAD? How do you know whether your money is reaching the right people or making a real difference? How much of your donation goes to the program you want to support? Whilst the majority of charities are doing honest good work, some charities and even individuals may sometimes try to take advantage of public generosity at times of increase giving, like Ramadan. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHARITY DONATIONS ARE GOING. A great and informative video on what to look out for when donating to charities: https://youtu.be/LALUXz8J4co #givesmartgivesafe #Ramadan2019
We're raising money to distribute #Ramadan food packs to impoverished communities around the world. You can help contribute to those in need by donating to our projects. www.hrf.org.uk/donate/ Helping ordinary folk in extraordinary circumstances #weareallhrf
Last year, through your generous support, Human Relief Foundation were able to provide #Eid gifts to poor families around the world. Can you help us make a difference again this year? www.hrf.org.uk/donate/