Turkish charity reaches 3 million people during Ramadan
The NGO distributed thousands of food parcels, helped 380,000 people break their fast and provided cash to families in need.
A Turkish non-governmental organization (NGO), the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), which carried out charitable actions during Ramadan in 58 countries, including Turkey, provided aid to more than 2 million people.
IHH distributed 312,000 food parcels and 122,000 clothes to orphans for Eid.
The foundation carried out Ramadan activities with the slogan Ramazan’ı Yaşat (Keep Ramadan Alive) and reached the underprivileged in five continents.
In Turkey, IHH, together with the various humanitarian aid organizations, has provided assistance to more than one million people in 81 provinces.
It has also affected more than a million people overseas.
In Africa, IHH West Africa chief Mustafa Ihsan Orhan said the NGO has reached hundreds of thousands of people in more than 20 countries in the region.
Such aid is particularly important for Africa, he added.
“Our priority has been refugees, especially in the West African region because there is a migration problem due to the increase in conflicts,” he said referring to projects at the Burkina Faso and Mali.
“We have also initiated projects for refugees who have taken refuge in Chad due to the conflicts in the region on Chad’s border with Cameroon.”
This year alone, IHH has distributed more than 312,000 food parcels: 184,000 in the country, 63,168 in Syria and 63,565 in other countries.
Zakat, which is known as a form of obligatory charity that can alleviate the suffering of millions of people, has also been distributed to those in need during Ramadan.
Fitra, which is a charitable donation of food, and zakat distributions were made to 75,000 families.
To break their fast, iftar meals were served to more than 380,000 people in Türkiye, Syria, Serbia, Poland, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Bangladesh, Arakan, Bangsamoro, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Palestine -Gaza Strip, Yemen, Lebanon and Syria.
Ukraine has not been forgotten.
“Our assistance to Ukraine continues. There is a fact that you should know that Ukraine is a country with about two million Muslims. Therefore, it has become necessary to conduct Ramadan activities there,” IHH Secretary General Durmus Aydin said.
In addition, iftar and suhoor programs were organized for 1,440 children in 18 orphanages in six different countries during Ramadan.
Eid gifts were also purchased for them with the support of philanthropists and were given to 122,446 children in Turkey and around the world.
Continuing its humanitarian relief work in Palestine under Israeli occupation, the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation provided support to Palestinians in need during Ramadan.
In Palestine, IHH distributed 5,552 food parcels, gave vouchers to 1,000 families, and offered iftar meals to 16,870 people.
Source: World TRT