The sound of violence is trying to deafen the cries for help of the 5000+ Syrian refugees displaced in the ongoing civil war.
While the world prepares to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, they are battling hunger and poverty, every single day. For many, the daily roza starts but doesn’t always end. But a UK-based Sikh NGO is changing that.
Turning into a beacon of hope, volunteers of well-known NGO, Khalsa Aid, travelled to Lebanon and Iraq to make Ramadan meaningful and special for the 5,000 Syrian refugees by giving them food packets during iftar every day.
Along with this, local Lebanese charity called Sawa for Development and Aid, Khalsa Aid is freshly preparing and serving the iftar meal to these refugees in Lebanon through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen.’
Apart from daily iftar food, Khalsa Aid also gave Eid gifts to 500 refugee children in Mosul, Iraq, including new clothes and shoes.
In a Facebook post, the organisation wrote, “These children were forced to leave their homes when war broke out in Mosul in 2014. The city has been left devastated. These clothes will be the only gifts many of these children will receive this Eid while suffering difficult conditions of a refugee camp.”
Again, the men who proudly don their turban have proved no religion is higher than humanity.
The humanitarian group had received severe backlash from a few groups when the organisation reached out to the aid of Rohingya refugees. But they stood undeterred. The Khalsa Aid volunteers prove that it is important for the world to stand together for the refugees, no matter what others may feel or think about them.
The selfless work of Khalsa Aid proves that not all heroes wear capes, some don turbans too!
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)