Zakat needed to feed 12,000 refugees in Greece this Ramadan

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A UK-based charity organisation is raising funds to help feed 12,000 fasting refugees in Greece during the month of Ramadan.

With just over £5000 raised of the £10k target, Help Refugees is currently in the middle of distributing food to displaced people in refugee camps across the country.

Working alongside a network of partner groups, the charity is using Zakat payments from around the world to provide refugees with healthy food packs for breaking their fast.

“With your help, over the month of Ramadan we aim to provide food to over 10,000 refugees. Working with local partners, we’ll ensure that people in Moria refugee camp and One Happy Family community centre on the island of Lesvos, and 7 camps across Northern Greece receive healthy, nutritious food,” the charity group said.

The food packs contain food items like Arabic bread, dates, fresh salad, eggs, pulses, rice, oil, spices and more.

Help Refugees is a pioneering charity that has been working with and for refugees since it inception in 2015.

According to its website: “We help where the need is greatest, responding to the genuine needs of refugees. In just two and a half years we’ve helped over 722,500 people across 12 countries. During the month of Ramadan in 2017, we collaborated with local groups across Greece to implement a large-scale food pack project. Our dedicated volunteer teams ensured that over 5,000 people received much-needed fresh, tasty and nutritious food to break their fasts.”

Donations can securely be made on their website: donate.helprefugees.org/campaigns/ramadan-2018

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