Feed the Refugees. Be like the Ansar this Dhul Hijjah
By Charity RightJun 27, 2022
Refugees are far from a modern problem. Refugees have been a sad fact of life for almost as long as humans have existed.
But it doesn’t mean we can’t help.
In the most blessed first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, this is why you should consider donating to help child refugees.
Think back 1,400 years to when Muhammad PBUH and his companions fled Makkah. As refugees, they could have lost everything, but were helped by the Ansar of Medina. Sharing their wealth and homes, the Muhajioon owed everything to the Ansar.
With millions of refugees across the globe, Ansar are needed now more than ever before. You could be Ansaris for over 1,500 children from Rohingya and Eritrean communities.
The Rohingya people are an ethnic group from Myanmar and perhaps the most persecuted minority in the world. After a genocide in 2017, thousands fled to Bangladesh where Charity Right supports 500 Rohingya children.
Of the 890,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, 60% are children. They face disease, malnutrition and more, with the older children at risk of becoming a ‘lost generation.’
These children didn’t choose to be refugees, but we can choose to be their Ansaris.
Eritrea is sometimes called “the North Korea of Africa” because the government enslaves, tortures and murders its own people. Refugees are pursued by Eritrean agents, ordered to capture them or shoot on sight if they try to enter Ethiopia.
Eritrean refugees are particularly vulnerable. Charity Right is proud to support over 1,000 Eritrean children who have escaped to Sudan, many of whom arrived unaccompanied and all alone.
With millions of refugees spread across the globe, Ansar are desperately needed. Since the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah are the most spiritual, the blessings from helping refugees now are innumerable.
Although we have enough funds for this programme, we wanted to raise awareness around the importance of helping Uyghur refugees in Turkey.
The Uyghurs are an ethnic group from the Xinjiang province of China who are systematically persecuted and sent to “re-education camps” – all because of their ethnicity and Islamic beliefs.
Thousands of Uyghurs have sought refuge all over the world, but we want to focus on a special few. Here at Charity Right, we support 193 Uyghur children. They’re scared, confused and stuck in a different country, many of their relatives arrested and detained in China.
But with school meals and an education on offer, they have a chance of building a new life.