Did you know that in every minute of every day, six children die of hunger? That means a child dies every 10 seconds. An unnecessary death. A loss of life which could have been averted if the citizens of this world were less selfish and more generous. 70% of the world’s starving are women and girls. The mothers, the wives and the sisters sacrifice their meals for their children and husbands and brothers, and end up eating the left overs and the scraps.
The Council of European Jamaats in partnership with WF and its regional federations have launched the Ramadhan Relief 2017 campaign.
It is a sad reality that the earth produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. 1 in 4 people in Sub Saharan Africa is chronically hungry. Every year the month of Ramadan serves as a reminder of the hunger pangs and thirst felt by those whose entire year is like the month of fasting. At least we know that a full meal and a cold drink is waiting for us at the end of the day, and a healthy breakfast to sustain us through the next fast. What do the poor and the hungry have? A few scraps of food, scavenging dustbins and drinking contaminated water? We on behalf of such people appealing to the humanity inside each of you, asking you to be tender hearted and generous towards these people who are a victim of poverty and starvation. All over the world, catastrophes recently have spiralled out of control and it falls upon each of us, in whichever way possible, to contribute towards alleviating the suffering of our fellow human beings without bias and prejudice.
You can help a poor fasting family to break their fast with a nourishing meal by donating just £40. That’s all it costs to give a family of four enough food to last the whole month.
You can donate online or call +44 208 6965 200. Let’s work together to make this Holy month slightly easier for those who are suffering.
Let us pray, on these nights that the Almighty alleviates the suffering of so many and that He accepts our collective efforts as we work in His service.