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RM150 Can Feed A Rohingya Family in Myanmar or Bangladesh This Ramadan
Rohingya are the indigenous Muslim ethnic minority of Burma (Myanmar) mainly residing in Arakan (Rakhine) state. The Rohingya are considered the most persecuted minority in the world. The plight of the Rohingya is well known at an international level. Nearly every other day we read or hear something about them. The discrimination against Rohingya Muslims not only kept them behind in the sociopolitical field, but in fact they have blocked Rohingya Muslims from their spiritual and mental development and growth too. The very essence of the discrimination against the Rohingya was based on their religion and race. The families in Myanmar still continue to face immense persecution and oppression.
This Ramadan, al-Iltizam is working on the ground to make sure that the poor and needy families in across both Myanmar and refugee camps in Bangladesh have enough to eat and to get them through this month. The team will start distribution just before and continue during the first week of Ramadan. Our Rohingya brothers and sisters also deserve to be free of the burdens of worrying about food and dedicate themselves in worshipping and making the most of the blessed month of Ramadan.
What Is In The Food Box?
Each food box lasts a family of four for approximately a month and costs MYR 150. It contains the following items:
Donations to this campaign will feed refugees in overcrowded camps in Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh as well as Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the poor villagers in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
MYR 150 also includes the cost of purchasing, packaging, and distributing the food boxes to various different families.
How Are The Beneficiaries Selected?
Each beneficiary is carefully vetted and verified by the team on the ground that is connected to the local community. A strict verification procedure makes sure that your donations reach those who really need it this Ramadan.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever gives Iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” [Tirmidhi] After hearing this Abdullah Ibn Umar used to only break his fast with orphans and the poor and needy. Imagine, if you help feed ten fasting brothers and sisters. You would get the rewards for their fasting as well.
al-Iltizam has distributed 5,880 hot meals in Bangladesh and 100 food packs along with 17,640 hot meals in Myanmar till Saturday, 17 April 2022.
Your donations helped feed refugees in overcrowded camps in Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh as well as Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and the poor villagers in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Al-Iltizam Relief Program Association is a Non-Governmental Organization registered since 8th April, 2013. Hailing from Malaysia, based in Shah Alam, Selangor, aiming to provide the less fortunate a ray of hope and relief, no matter where they are and who they are. Started with a mission to help Gaza, Palestine, Al- Iltizam’s support has quickly spread to other countries such as home ground Malaysia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Syria and Yemen.