Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® is organizing daily Grand Iftar and Suhoor in Bait-ul-Muqadas (Al-Aqsa Mosque) this Ramadan to ensure that vulnerable communities that are fasting in this holy month can open their fast with a large Iftaari and can close their fast with sufficient food.
Food insecurity in Palestine is on the rise and driven primarily by poverty linked to the occupation of the West Bank and the blockade of the Gaza Strip rather than due to the lack of food, which makes sufficient, nutritious food out of reach for many. High food prices and low wages mean that 1.6 million Palestinians don’t know from where their next meal is coming from.
Some 34 percent of households in the Palestinian territories were food insecure last year, up from 27 percent in the previous year.
With the Karni commercial crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip still closed, a senior official of the main United Nations agency helping Palestinian refugees warned that the clock is ticking toward a dangerous lack of basic food.
The director of Gaza Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), John Ging Director, recently issued the following warning: “If Karni remains closed, we are, once again, counting down to a food crisis on which 765,000 refugees depend for flour, oil, sugar and other basic items“.
Mr Ging further expanded: “From a humanitarian perspective the outlook here in Gaza is bleak at the moment“.
Al-Aqsa Mosque, Gaza Strip, Palestine
Above: Bait-ul- Muqadas where we will hold the Grand Iftaar & Suhoor
Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust® is asking all Muslims around the world not to turn a blind eye to the people of Palestine and help provide Iftaar & Suhoor for the whole month of Ramadan 2014 by making a donation below.
We are looking for big donors who are ready, willing and able to donate £1000 to feed 250 people or £400 to feed 100 people.
This is the least we can do on a short term basis to help alleviate the current food crisis for some of the people in Palestine; however we want to expand on providing more food aid after the month of fasting ends as the situation is extremely dire especially for the people of Gaza.
Our Bait-ul-Muqadas Iftaar & Suhoor campaign hashtag on facebook, google+, instagram, flickr and twitter is: #bait-ul-muqadis-iftari
Last years Grand Iftar and Suhoor in Bait-ul-Muqadas Feedback Photos
How you can help
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If you wish to feed people of Gaza in Bait-ul-Muqadis simply choose the number of people you wish to feed from the drop down list, click “add to cart” then you will be directed to your shopping cart page where you can view/amend your cart and then click “proceed to checkout”. If you wish to enter your own amount then choose “Any Amount” from the dropdown list and enter your desired amount.