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Rohingya children

Rohingya Children: Trapped in Limbo, Deprived of their Basic Rights

Earlier this week, UNICEF called for urgent efforts for nearly 720,000 Rohingya children in Bangladesh and Myanmar who are vulnerable to violence and outbreak of diseases. “Some 720,000 Rohingya children are essentially trapped – either hemmed in by violence and forced displacement inside Myanmar or stranded in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh because they can’t return …

Syrian Children Live Endless Nightmare in Eastern Ghouta

Children in Ghouta Living an Endless Nightmare

At least 260 people were killed and 500 injured in the rebel held-enclave of Eastern Ghouta between Monday and Tuesday evening, the Syrian American Medical Society, SAMS, said on Wednesday. The Damascus Media Center monitoring group said another 45 deaths had been reported in Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday. The intensified bombardment in recent weeks of Eastern Ghouta, …

Thousands Flee Amid Fresh Violence in Yemen

Thousands Flee Amid Fresh Violence in Yemen

Fresh fighting across Yemen continues to drive people from their homes, worsening what is already described as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and stretching depleted resources, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency said. More than 22 million people are in need and over 85,000 displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict, as well as a collapsing …

Help Provide Warmth to Syrian Refugees This Winter

What It's Like to Spend Winter in Makeshift Tents

Millions of people will face life-threatening situations this winter. Freezing temperatures mean that the lives of babies, children and impoverished families are at serious risk. According to the UN, 13 million people are in desperate need as winter sets in. Last year, temperatures in the refugee camps bordering Syria fell below zero and many refugees …

A Woman and Bryan Anderson- A Powerful Story

A Woman and Bryan Anderson- A Powerful Story

The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her eyes when she read what the lady wrote: “You don’t owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I’m helping you…

Syrian Refugees

Syrian Refugees: Lebanon's Camps Worsen in the Cold

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty and over three quarters living below the poverty line – according to the findings of a new survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it even more …

Canadian Muslim Campaigns to Help Persecuted Rohingya in Myanmar

Rohingya-Canadian Muslim Campaigns to Help Persecuted Minority

In an effort to alleviate the suffering of her persecuted minority in Myanmar, a Rohingya refugee in Canada is championing a fundraising campaign to help Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist-majority country. Based in Vancouver, Yasmine Ullah is part of a Rohingya women-led initiative, spearheaded by her mother, aimed at crowdfunding to help Rohingya Muslims still …

Syrians Host Free Dinner for Canadian Homeless

Paying back to Saint John, New Brunswick, a group of Syrian refugees are planning a free dinner of Syrian cuisine to the city’s homeless to say thank you to the community which embraced them.

Facilitate Hajj

Donating to Facilitate Hajj or to Help the Poor

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- If a donor is capable of doing both—that is, giving money for Hajj to those who are financially incapable …

Somalis in canada

Somalis in Canada Act to Prevent Looming Famine at Home

A new generation of young Somali-Canadians is looking to raise both money and awareness of the looming disaster in their parents’ homeland — and hope the international community will act before it’s too late. Samiya Abdi, a member of Fight The Famine Toronto, says she’s part of a wave of young activists and educated professionals …

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