ACTNews, ISTANBUL – Ramadan is coming in a few days. In Indonesia and many other Muslim countries, Muslims can observe the month of Ramadan peacefully, spend their days fasting, break the fast with families, and perform tarawih prayers at night. For Muslims who are victims of humanitarian conflicts, their Ramadan might not be as blissful. One of the Muslim communities that have to spend Ramadan in difficulties is the Uighur community in Turkey.
Due to the lack of work visas, many Uighurs haven’t been able to find jobs in their asylum country. Their needs are also supported by other families who are more wealthy and humanitarian NGOs. They have no money to buy special dishes to break their fasting nor new clothes to welcome Eid.
In last year’s Ramadan, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) food, clothing, and packages of zakat-ul-fitr to the Uighurs. They were given snack packages and new clothes in an effort to boost their spirit in the blessed month.
"Every Ramadan, we endeavor to continue to provide support to those in need, especially for those who are currently seeking refuge in other countries. They are unable to work and cannot fulfill their daily needs,” said Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response.
In the upcoming Ramadan, ACT is trying to send more aid to Uighur families in Turkey. The aid packages to be given include meals for iftar, staple food packages, clothes for children, as well as those for adults. Let's support ACT's Actions Without Limits to make Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world happy.