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UK Muslims Walk for Syria This Ramadan

Published: 24/06/2014 03:47:23 PM GMT
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CAIRO – As the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate, a leading British Muslim humanitarian group has announced a “walk, fast and pray for Syria” event next July to raise funds to millions of Syrians who lost their homes and livelihood over the past three years of unrest. “Muslim Hands is working tirelessly to help those...(more)

CAIRO – As the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to escalate, a leading British Muslim humanitarian group has announced a “walk, fast and pray for Syria” event next July to raise funds to millions of Syrians who lost their homes and livelihood over the past three years of unrest.

“Muslim Hands is working tirelessly to help those affected and has launched Walk for Syria to raise urgently needed funds,” Muslim Hands said in a statement published on its website.

“We hope you'll be joining us in taking on the Walk for Syria 5km challenge in a city near you, insha'Allah.”

The Walk for Syria, planned next July 19, is planned for 5km around a public park during the fasting hours of the day.

Braving thirsty and hunger, participants will be registered for the event in Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and London.

Established in 1993 in Britain, Muslim Hands is an international NGO offering help to people affected by poverty, natural disaster and conflict around the world.

It has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide and has partnership with world relief organizations including the UN Food Program and UN children's fund (UNICEF).

Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, is expected to begin next June 28 in North America and Europe.

In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.

Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to become closer to Allah through prayer, self-restraint and good deeds.

Millions of ordinary Syrians have lost their homes and livelihoods through the civil unrest taking place in the country.

At least 125,835 since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced last week.

The UK based network, said that the toll included 44,381 civilians, 6,627 children and 4,454 women.

SOHR stated that at least 27,746 of rebel fighters were killed, among them more than 19,000 civilian who joined the armed opposition to fight Assad.

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