Walk For The Children Of War

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The wait is finally over!! We are back with our annual Walk for the Children of War.

Join us this Ramadan as we walk 5km to support the children of Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Kashmir and the Rohingya. This year we will be finishing off with a big iftar in the park and we are inviting you to get your family and friends together and join us!

The fundraising target is £200 which will provide food parcels giving two families enough meals to see them through Ramadan.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch at events@muslimhands.org.uk – or call our team at 0115 911 7222.

When and Where

Date

23 April 2022

Start

17:00

Venue

London Queen Elizabeth Park

What is Walk for the Children of War?

We hold this 5km walk every Ramadan as a symbol of our solidarity with children and families affected by war.

The funds raised provide emergency food parcels with all the staples a family of seven needs for a whole month. In Ramadan, this includes sahur and iftar which means for each parcel donated you also get the reward of sustaining the fasts of parents and older children alhamdulillah!


Support The Children Of War

While we all enjoy this Ramadan in the comfort of our homes with ample food to sustain us each day, there are children all over the world who do not have this privilege. No child should suffer from the long- term effects of hunger, especially in the holy month. This is the unfortunate reality for many Rohingya, Syrian, Yemeni, Palestinian, Afghan and Kashmiri children who are suffering in environments of persecution and war. Malnutrition, waterborne diseases and a lack of safe shelter are the daily dangers these children face.

Rohingya:
• Over half of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children. (UN)
• Rohingya refugees in the camps of Cox’s Bazar are completely reliant on humanitarian aid for their survival. (UN)

Syria:
• The price of food went up by 97% in Syria in 2021. By December 2021, food cost 97% more than it had in December 2020. (WFP)
• There are an estimated 2.8 million IDPs in north-west Syria. 80% of them are women and children.

Yemen:
• In Yemen, 80 per cent of the total population, including 12.4 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. (UN)
• Half of Yemeni children under 5 years face severe acute malnutrition. (UN)

Gaza:
•     80% of Gazans are dependent on humanitarian assistance. (UNRWA)
• Over 1.3 million Gazans are food insecure. (OCHA)

Here is your chance to make a difference. This Ramadan, we need your help to ensure that these children receive the food they so desperately need. Just £100 can provide one food parcel that will feed a family for an entire month. Each parcel includes staple food for a family of up to 7 members, which works out to 420 meals for the entire month. With basic food items like flour, oil and rice affected by rising inflation, your support is needed more than ever before. Furthermore, by providing just 1 parcel you can gain the reward of up to 210 Ramadan fasts that would normally take us 7 lunar years to fast.

This is based on the following hadith:

The Prophet (saw) said, ’Whoever feeds a person breaking his fast will earn the same reward as him, without anything being lessened from the reward of the fasting person’. [Tirmidhi]

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £200 or raise £400 as a family of 4. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more enthusiastic individual fundraising target.

Q. How can I volunteer?

A. You will need to complete our online Volunteer registration form, in order to volunteer with Muslim Hands. Upon completion, one of our Volunteer Coordinators will be in touch with details on how you can get involved.

Q. Where will it take place?

A. It will take place only in London at the Queen Elizabeth Park

Q. What will happen on the day?

A. Upon being greeted by our hosts, you will be entertained by our amazing nasheed artists which will then be followed by the walk itself. Once the walk is complete, we intend to pray and break our fast together. Iftar food will be provided.

Q. Will iftar be included?

A. Yes iftar food will be included but please let us know how many people will be in your group

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.