Gathered under a sea of colourful umbrellas on a rainy Istanbul morning, a large convoy of women set off on a roughly 1,200km road trip to the Syrian border bearing a simple message: Syrian women subjected to unimaginable suffering in that country’s jails need to be freed immediately. About 60[…]
The Muslim Judicial council’s Women’s Forum (MJCWF) is calling on South Africans to heed the call and contribute to a consignment of humanitarian aid that is destined for Syria. With the Syrian war heading into its eighth year, the United Nations Human Rights commission (UNHRC) has recorded over six-point-one million[…]
VOC reporter Yaseen Kippie rounds up his recent humanitarian trip to the Syria-Turkey border with these images, which reflect the love, warmth, strength and resilience of the Syrian people through war and adversity. During our recent trip to the Turkish Syrian border, we met a myriad of refugees affected the[…]
This is the third in a series of articles by Yaseen Kippie, following his recent trip the Syria-Turkey border. The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in conjunction with the Darul Islam Zakah and Relief Funds (DAIZAF) and IHH Humanitarian Foundation embarked on a relief trip from the 19th to 26th February[…]
It’s been an emotionally draining week for VOC’s Yaseen Kippie who has gained a first hand account of the disastrous impact of the war in Syria. Yaseen spent the past week at the Syrian border with Turkey, visiting various refugee camps with the leadership of the Muslim Judicial Council and[…]
The humanitarian condition for displaced Syrians remains bleak and human suffering has reached world war proportions. As Turkish humanitarian activist Nalan Dal explains, bordering states are incapable of accommodating millions of refugees seeking shelter outside the conflict zone. The escalation of Syria’s humanitarian crisis has been compounded by the expansion[…]
Living conditions remain devastating in refugee camps housing thousands of Syrian refugees. Darul Islamic Relief Fund (DARF) chairperson Sheikh Irfaan Abrahams returned from a mission to refugee camps along the Syria-Jordan border on Thursday, and expressed the dire need for basic essentials. These include adequate medical aid, blankets and food.[…]
A delegation of humanitarians, from a dual initiative by the Darul Islam Relief Fund (DARF) and Muslimaat Li Ajlil in Saniyah (Women in Support of Humanity), departed for Turkey on Wednesday afternoon, to distribute aid to the various refugee camps on the Syrian border. The delegation was headed by Sheikh[…]
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