Since the Syrian civil war officially began March 15, 2011, families have suffered under a brutal conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, torn the nation apart, and set back the standard of living by decades. Nearly 12 million people in the country need humanitarian assistance. Healthcare centers and hospitals, schools, utilities, and water and sanitation systems are damaged or destroyed. Historic landmarks and once-busy marketplaces have been reduced to rubble. War broke the social and business ties that bound neighbors to their community. Millions scattered, creating the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. [...]
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A 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit several cities in northern Pakistan and parts of the Kashmir region under its control, leaving at least 22 people dead and more than 700 wounded, officials reported Tuesday. The strong tremors, which struck just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday and lasted for several seconds, shook buildings and houses, causing panicked people to pour out into roads and streets. In Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, people scrambled out of buildings, many praying out loud. According to Pakistan’s Meteorological Department, the epicenter of the 5.8 magnitude quake was near the mountainous city of Jehlum in eastern Punjab province. [...]
Each year, Muslims around the world commemorate the obedience of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) by making an animal sacrifice to the glory of God. During the days of Eid Al Adha Al Mubarak, Muslims have the opportunity to follow the tradition of Prophet Ibrahim (PHUH) to provide fresh meat to impoverished and vulnerable families. Through United Hands Relief Udhiyah/Qurbani Eid Al Adha Seasonal Program, benevolent Muslims can share the gift of sheep, goats or shares of cows with poor families in any of the countries we serve. When to Give Your Udhiyah/Qurbani You can make your Udhiyah/Qurbani donation anytime during the month [...]
Over 5.6 million people have fled Syria since 2011, seeking safe refuge in neighboring countries: Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Millions more are displaced inside crisis stricken Syria as the war continues. THE SITUATION #Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants. The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly. This is a huge burden on [...]
Flooding Affects Thousands of Homes in Oklahoma & Arkansas Oklahoma and Arkansas cities flooding could be the worst in the United States history.Thousands of homes have been destroyed and thousands of families have been displaced in what is said to be the worst flooding in the United States history. At least 90 people have been injured. UHR’s Response: UHR is responding to the devastating floods that struck the cities of Oklahoma and Arkansas. “It’s heartbreaking to see the destruction left behind by these floods so close to home that affect so many families,” said UHR’s CEO Suleiman Alghanem. “We are mobilizing a team [...]
Somalia faces the risk of famine again because of recurring droughts according to the UN the Horn of Africa is suffering from a severe drought causing crops to fail and cattle to die. An estimated 13 million people are facing acute malnutrition and water scarcity in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, and are in urgent need of emergency assistance. In Somalia, communities that were already vulnerable due to past droughts are again facing severe hunger and water scarcity and are at risk from deadly communicable diseases. During Ramadan, UHR was on the ground distributing food items and water to needy families [...]
Without any symptoms, Mohamad has lost consciousness and fallen into a coma. At the age of 7, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Despite the environment and his situation as an orphaned refugee from a very poor family, Mohammad was a happy child full of energy and life. However, since his diagnosis, Mohamad's life has changed forever. Mohamad was born January 8, 1996 in Balata camp - a Palestinian refugee camp in, Nablus, West Bank. Mohamd's father died when he was just 3 years old. He lives with his mother who also suffers from vision problems. After his diagnosis. [...]
“Whosoever saves a life, saves the whole of mankind.” (Quran 5: 32)Gaza is at a breaking point. Help us save lives, fight hunger and alleviate poverty in Gaza this Ramadan With the escalation of violence and the ongoing blockade, the situation in Gaza is already stretched to the limit. Over 40 % of the population lives below the line of poverty. 54% are food insecure and 75% rely completely on humanitarian assistance from charities for survival. 94% of the water is unfit for human consumption. And the Gaza medical crisis means one third of essential medicines are out of stock. Gaza [...]
Like all Muslims around the world, Palestinian Muslims observe the month of Ramadan every year, however they do so facing unique challenges! Let’s face it. Life is a struggle for long-suffering Palestinian refugees. Ramadan compounds the hardship of conflict, blockade, and deprivation despite the spiritual benefits that come with fasting and prayer. Millions of Palestinians are struggling just to survive during the holy month. Sadly, many have become very bitter. What We Are Doing United Hands Relief teams on the ground have kicked off the preparations of putting together Ramadan food packages that will be distributed among Palestinian refugee families [...]
Like all Muslims around the world, Palestinian Muslims observe the month of Ramadan every year, however they do so facing unique challenges! Let’s face it. Life is a struggle for long-suffering Palestinian refugees. Ramadan compounds the hardship of conflict, blockade, and deprivation despite the spiritual benefits that come with fasting and prayer. Millions of Palestinians are struggling just to survive during the holy month. Sadly, many have become very bitter. Many years ago, children in Palestine would light colorful lanterns and receive toys and gifts from their parents to celebrate Ramadan. Now, poverty is so widespread that families cannot afford [...]