3 Charitable Causes You Should Know About

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In the UK, most of us are fortunate enough to be happy, healthy and safe. However, there are many people all over the world who aren’t as lucky. In war-torn countries, millions of men, women and children live in sheer terror, not knowing if they will make it from one day to the next.

The good news is, there are ways in which we can help. The quickest, and easiest way you can do your bit is by making a charity donation. Giving a monetary contribution is simple, and you can do this online on a number of charity websites, such as humanappeal.org.uk.

The truth is, tragedy is unfolding in all corners of the globe, so it can be tricky to decide which charitable cause you want to contribute towards. To help you understand the extent of what’s happening in other countries, keep reading.

1. The Crisis in Syria

Since 2011, Syria has been in a state of conflict. Millions of families have been forced to flee their homes, overwhelmed with fear and confusion and trying to find comfort and safety elsewhere. An estimated 400,000 Syrians have died in the war, with around 15,000 of these being children. As the conflict goes on, this number is expected to increase.

For those still living in Syria, day to day life is extremely difficult. At the moment, around 70 per cent of the population is without access to safe, clean drinking water, and alarmingly, one in four people do not have access to food. What’s more, there have been over 200 attacks on medical facilities, and in excess of 600 medical staff have been killed, leaving those who are ill and injured without the care they so urgently need. The ongoing crisis also means that millions of girls and boys are unable to attend school, and the war is thought to have reversed almost 10 years worth of progress in education for Syrian children.

2. The Conflict in Gaza

In Gaza, the ongoing conflict means that every day is a challenge. Since the war started, more than 100,000 people have had their homes destroyed, and many hospitals, schools and shops have been badly damaged. The destruction to Gaza’s only power plant and the territory’s water and sanitation systems means that hundreds of thousands of people are without access to vital services. In fact, a quarter of the population does not have access to clean running water. Instead, this life-saving resource is in very short supply, with around 90 per cent of the water being unfit to drink. The lack of clean water puts the people of Gaza at a much higher risk of contracting a range of illnesses and diseases, such as high blood pressure, renal failure and osteoporosis. These health conditions can have a huge impact on just about anyone, but it’s often children who suffer the most. Aside from being a huge threat to their wellbeing, many kids are forced to skip school due to sickness. As a result, their education suffers and this can have a detrimental effect on them later in life.

3. The Somalia Drought

Earlier this year, the United Nations (UN) called for urgent action to support drought-stricken communities in Somalia. The humanitarian organisation described the situation as “alarming”, issuing a warning declaring that as many as 50,000 people may die due to the ongoing drought, which has been worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon. This refers to a change in weather patterns that sees global temperatures rise. As a result, the UN has said that approximately one million Somalis will have difficulties getting the food they need to survive. Aside from the continuing drought, the country is also in a state of conflict, meaning its people are facing a truly terrifying life or death situation.

It’s important to remember that these are just three examples of what’s going on around the world. There are many more people in many more countries that need your help. The money you donate could help save lives in Syria, Gaza, Somalia and elsewhere. For information about other charitable causes that you can donate towards, you can carry out your own research online.

Doesn't all this just shatter your heart? Donate as much as you can to help the people in pain.

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  1. Thanks for that. It's great to know the charities that are helping. Here in Australia we have local charities that are helping overseas. If you want local charities in your area then search them, most are on the internet.

  2. There is so much suffering going on in the world and many are oblivious or simply don't care as it doesn't affect them. But thankfully there are many charities that help and try to raise awareness.

  3. Yes...their situations affect me on such a motherly level. I see the videos and I can't imagine what the children are feeling or thinking, it really breaks my heart!

    Once my husband and I are able, we promised to adopt a child in sha Allah.

    May Allah help the Ummah, amin.

  4. Thanks for sharing, one really important one everyone forgets about is Yemen....

  5. Everything related to this breaks my heart so bad.
    Thanks for sharing such informative post!


  6. I've never heard of the Somalia drought before - it's soo sad. To think that in the other parts of the world, food in being produced beyond need and then wasted... yet on other parts people are still suffering from hunger, shelter, water etc.

  7. SubhanAllah, it's good to know that Human Appeal help these countries because they really are in dire need. May Allah always make it possible for us to be able to donate and help these countries

  8. JazakaAllah for sharing and for the encouragement to donate. We sit in the comfort of our homes and forget how much we’re blessed with while our brothers and sisters suffer. JazakaAllah for the reminder!

  9. Thanks for sharing!❤
    It's great that these kind of activities happen in Non muslim countries also.
    Recently in our University a charity Event was held in which all the students donated for Syria.
    I guess we should not stop this donation & keep donating to some Authentic foundations because it will really help.
    & It is really sad also(the situation in these countries is really heart Breaking).
    May Allah help us all.


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