The Al Imdaad foundation has recently embarked on the ‘I Need You’ campaign which centres around the produce of a universal staple, bread, for the millions of displaced Syrians who face hunger on a daily basis.
Due to the current crisis, larger amount of Syrians have either fled their homes or left the country to find safer areas as internal conflict continues as such, they are now in dire need of basic necessities to survive.
The foundation’s, Hafez Abdusammad Mulla along with a team, arrived in Syria this week to distribute flour for the production of bread, naan and other staples in local bakeries. This will then be distributed to the neighbouring communities.
“We have forty trucks full of flour, each containing 25 000 tons. We have 35 bakeries which the flour will go to and will then be dsitributed inside Syria in six different districts. Over a month we will have 5 million parcels which will have been distributed,” Mulla said.
The situation is extremely difficult for Syrians. Mulla explained, “The need is much higher than we anticipated. Around ten million people have already been affected thus far.”
The foundation has actively been in Syria for over three years, assisting people who have lost everything. “We have also been able to create containerised villages for thousands of displaced Syrians,” Mulla added.
“Instead of them residing in tents and camps, we have moved them in more suitable homes which will make it easier for them in the harsh weather.”
“Thanks to the generous support from the people of South Africa we have set up an orphanage, water projects and so many more aimed at bringing relief to the lives of the affected in Syria,” Mulla further added.
To view the latest updates on the foundations progress, visit their website on www.alimdaad.com or contact their offices on 0861786243. VOC (Ra’eesah Isaacs)