Syria Relief Phase 3 Successfully Completed
Alhamdulillah, the Jamiatul Ulama KZN team has successfully completed the aid delivery to the Syrian refugees on the Turkish/Syrian border and are currently en route to South Africa.
We thank you the donors for having made this help possible and making a change to thousands of deserving families especially in Ramadaan. It is only through the Tawfeeq and grace of Allah Ta’ala that this work has been accomplished. May He accept our weak efforts. The Jamiat will continue to collect funds for this crisis which at present seems to have no solution in sight.
Detailed report to follow in the near future, Insha-Allah.
Update (Wednesday 16 July): On Tuesday, 15 July, the Jamiat KZN team worked in Yayladagi. The team moved from door to door visiting the homes of many widows and orphans and distributed food, milk and other essential items. Many orphans were born after their fathers were made Shaheed. Sweets and toys were distributed amongst the Syrian children and the smiles and joy that beamed on their faces really touched the hearts of all our team members.
The team is currently (Wednesday, 16 July) working in Antakya, Hatay province. Almost 6000 hamper boxes; as well as 7500 feminine hygiene packs have been purchased as part of our Phase 3 Syria relief.
Update (Tuesday 15 July): Alhamdulillah the Jamiat team distributed aid in Nizzip on Monday, 14 July and is currently (Tuesday, 15 July) working in Yayladagi. The team is involved in door to door distribution visiting as many families as possible. Together with food and milk distribution, thousands of hygiene pads have been purchased for immediate distribution as well.
The Jamiatul Ulama KZN Syrian Relief Team departed for Turkey on Friday, 11th July 2014. The team comprises of 9 members, many of whom are volunteers from different walks of life; there is even a student amongst them as well. Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Almighty Allah, all 9 team members are well.
The purpose of the trip was to personally oversee the continuation of the Jamiat KZN’s Milk for Syria Project, which was launched to provide milk to a Syrian Refugee camp during the month of Ramadaan.
Alhamdulillah, on Saturday, 12th July, the Jamiat team personally distributed milk, food, hygiene packs and other relief goods at Shaanil Urfa.
On Sunday, 13th July, the team worked on the border town of Urfa. Here food, hygiene packs and milk was distributed among the refugees at various locations. Temperatures are averaging 40 degrees and the fasts are about 18 hours in duration. May Allah Ta’ala make the task easy for the team and accept their efforts, especially in these extreme conditions, Ameen.
The Jamiat will continue to collect funds for this humanitarian crisis and for anywhere else where we may be of assistance.