In 2012, the conflict within Syria had been raging for over a year. Thousands had been killed and millions forced to flee their homes, with nothing except what they could carry. Some are homeless in Syria, while others escaped to neighbouring countries, like Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
As of March 2013, over 100,000 refugees have sought safety in Iraq, many of whom live in the Al Qaem Camp. With no property, jobs or means of income, these families rely completely on aid agencies to keep them alive.
Islamic Relief is working in Al-Qaem Camp to provide life-saving medical supplies, fuel for heating and cooking, food and cash for families to buy essential items. The Waqf fund supplied 214 families with food, desperately needed for parents who otherwise would not know where their children’s next meal was coming from.
The situation in Syria is still dire – Islamic Relief’s Samina Haq recently visited the area and reported that “families told me they had fled to the borders because of frequent bomb attacks and because their hometowns no longer had even basic supplies of food or water.” The funding from Waqf, and from the Islamic Relief family around the world, goes some way towards making their lives bearable.
The difference between IWF and other organisations is that IWF will invest your donations and bring a sustainable return year on year and serve people indefinitely.
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