Feed The Fasting – Forgotten Women

‘Whoever feeds a person breaking their fast will earn the same reward as them, without anything being lessened from the reward of the one fasting’  Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). We are distributing vital life saving food aid to the women of Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan and Bangladesh  so they can have food to open their fast £60 per parcel (1 months food):

1. YEMEN: Reaching crisis level
Yemen remains one of the most food insecure countries, mainly driven by the impact of conflict and amongst this it is always the women who suffer the most. Millions are reaching crisis levels of hunger. The UN has declared Yemen to be the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, the ongoing conflict has left children and families in urgent need of food and water. Women will avoid eating so that their children can have enough to eat. The displacement, and high rates of physical, psychological and sexual violence is causing much suffering. The UN says that tens of thousands of people in Yemen are currently living in famine-like conditions, while some six million people are on the verge of famine.

2. AFGHANISTAN: Selling their children and organs for food
For 43 years the Afghan people were living under occupation and war. The country was left decimated, with many households in dire poverty. Our team from the UK have sat with the women in Afghanistan, sharing their experiences with us, and often for the first time, disclosing the harrowing war crimes that have been committed against them. As the country tries to rebuild itself the suffering of women and children continues to rise on a mass scale. The streets are littered with women begging for food. Many women have been forced to sell their daughters as young as 4, so they can feed themselves and their children.

3. SYRIA: The suffering is continuing
After 13 years of war, the Syrians continue to suffer. More than 13 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and an estimated 15 million are now relying on humanitarian assistance. The never-ending disasters kept many families moving from place to place in search of safety, especially in the war-torn north, where some cities have been reduced to rubble by their own government forces. Adding to the complexity of these challenges is a deepening hunger crisis, an increase in acute malnutrition, and alarming levels of anaemia among children and young women. The severity of the issue is dire, with approximately 5.9 million people, including 3.75 million children and 2.1 million women, needing urgent nutritional assistance.

4. PAKISTAN: Extreme poverty
The floods highlighted a deeper issue in Sindh and Balochistan – extreme poverty. Women and children are suffering in silences, we must act now.” Sodhar, from one of the most affected areas said that her entire family, including pregnant women and infants, have no shelter and are living out in the open, constantly exposed to the scorching weather in the nearby town of Mehar. “We barely get one meal a day. Our children are crying all day. What can you tell them, to stop crying when there is no home for them?” 

5. Bangladesh: Women Still need food
significant proportion of people live in slums which fall apart during the monsoon season and have no regular electricity. They also have limited or no access to health care, basic food and drinking water. The phenomenon of female-headed households is a new and emerging pattern in Bangladesh, this is due to the social abandonment of women by husbands on the one hand, and fathers, brothers, uncles on the other who are unable or not willing to provide making survival a challenge for women.

Just £60 can save the lives and dignity of an entire family (1 month’s supply)

Please give generously, we have a dedicated team of women on the ground directly distributing emergency aid daily to those families who are suffering from starvation, save lives and the dignity of women today.

Forgotten Women