This Ramadan, please remember the people of Syria: millions hungry, many thousands literally starving. With your donations, we’ll take food to the hungry and remind Syrians that we stand with them.
Ramadan is a time when Muslims come together in community spirit and collective worship. This Ramadan, we’re asking you to show your concern for the millions in Syria who are hungry all day, every day, every month of the year — not just in the month of Ramadan. We see their distress for ourselves when we distribute food parcels and we treat the malnourished children in our hospitals.
- 9.9 million people in Syria (that 46% of the original population) don’t have enough to eat
- 1 in 5 families in Syria spend a week each month without food
- The price of bread has gone up over 500% since before the conflict
- 241,000 people in Syria are living under siege – so no food gets in
- 1 in 20 children in rural Damascus are severely malnourished.
How you can support Syrians during Ramadan
DONATE YOUR ZAKAT — Use our zakat calculator to add up your zakat and then make your online donation – it’s so quick & easy!
SIMPLY DONATE — You can show your concern and solidarity for your brothers and sisters in Syria simply by making a donation. It’s the fastest and simplest way to make a difference. Donate to Syria using the button to the right now…
SEND A FOODBOX — You could send a foodbox containing much-needed food items which will sustain a family of 5 for up to 1 month. Find out more about Ramadan foodboxes for Syria…
COME FAST WITH ME — You could get involved with our ‘Come Fast With Me’ initiative, by encouraging your non-Muslim friends and colleagues to fast with you in a sponsored fast for Hand in Hand for Syria. Find out more about Come Fast With Me…
DINE & DONATE — You could also ‘Dine & Donate’ by hosting an iftar and raising money for Hand in Hand for Syria at the same time? Find out more about ‘Dine & Donate’ iftars…
FOOD BY PHONE — When you’re conscious of missing lunch each day, or as you complete the suhoor or break your fast with the iftar, or just whenever you like, text SYRI19 £5 to 70070 to feed a family for 1 day.