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Access to food is a basic human requirement for survival. The eradication of hunger is a millennium development goal that countries across the world are still struggling to achieve. Malnutrition and other diseases are prominent in the developing world, especially among children. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has launched projects to assist with fighting hunger and malnutrition in the poorest areas across the continent. These include regular distribution of food hampers, agricultural and rural farming projects, soup kitchens and Slice4Life campaigns.



Canned Qurbani 2019

28 Aug 2019

For the past five years, your Qurbani has been reaching the people of Syria in a convenient, ready to eat canned product that is ideal for refugees and displaced persons. Canned Qurbani requires no refrigeration and can be easily heated and consumed to add a much-needed protein boost for struggling Syrian communities. The Syrian people have known war and conflict for over 9 years, and in pockets of Northwest Syria escalations in violence continue to maim, take lives, and displace tens of thousands....


Ramadan 1440/ 2019: Benefit Mankind Food Hamper Campaign

28 Aug 2019

In today’s world it’s all about getting the best deal for yourself. Many people stop and nothing to ensure they get the most benefit out of every situation. People get excited and feel good when things go their way, without even considering the impact on those around them. But it’s Ramadan, and maybe it’s time to consider that the Holy Prophet PBUH gave us a different perspective when he said: “The best of mankind are those who benefit mankind”. So, this Ramadan let’s be the best we can, by switching...


Canned Qurbani 2018

06 Jul 2018

For the fourth year, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is continuing its canned Qurbani programme to allow donors to share their Qurbani with communities who have faced unimaginable hardship in recent times. The canned Qurbani option is ideal for displaced Syrian families and refugees living life in camps, who have limited storage and refrigeration facilities available to them. The canned Qurbani is ready to eat and provides an essential source of protein for families fleeing conflict and instability. The...


#Let’s Love for Others What We Love for Ourselves

06 Jul 2018

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) told us that the test of our faith was whether we loved for others what we love for ourselves. In a world of consumerism, where we chase after every fleeting luxury, Ramadan gives us a moment to think about those who do not even have the means to eat the next meal. Ramadan encourages us to reconsider our lives of luxury and to realise that our privileges are a test. Each Ramadan, the Al-Imdaad Foundation provides the opportunity for us to reach out to others and to show...


Indonesia Food Aid Programmes

26 Dec 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation teams in Indonesia regularly conduct food aid distributions to assist members of needy communities with basic essentials. Indonesia has some of the poorest communities in the world due to dense rurality of many island areas which are cut off from development. Urban poverty in slums and shanty towns is also widespread and hunger is common. It is estimated that over 47 million Indonesians live below the national poverty line of 25$ a month.


#Spread Peace and #Feed the Hungry

13 May 2017

Every year countless numbers across the world face the Holy month of Ramadan without the food or resources to feed their fasting families. In countries scarred by conflict, poverty, and disaster many cannot even find a little food to break their fast each day. This year we continue with our annual Ramadan food hamper programme for people from 16 countries across the world, bearing in mind the instruction of the noble Prophet (PBUH) who said, “O People, Spread Peace and Feed the Hungry”. For just...


FEED SYRIA CAMPAIGN

13 May 2017

The FEED SYRIA campaign is an initiative of Al-Imdaad Foundation’s office in Jordan. The campaign is being coordinated in partnership with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) and the Jordanian armed forces. It involves the distribution of rice to Syrian refugees stranded in the no-man’s land area between Syria and Jordan. The rice is delivered by the Jordanian armed forces from the border. The beneficiary community are stuck in the border regions of Syria and Jordan but are unable...


Jordan Refugee Support

31 Oct 2017

Jordan has always been home to a large number of refugees, initially these were mainly Palestinian refugees but ever since the Syrian crisis Jordan has become host to one of the largest numbers of Syrian refugees in the Middle East after Turkey and Lebanon. Currently UNRWA estimates place the number of registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan at some 2 million living in over 10 camps. There are also an estimated 1.4 million Syrians in Jordan with 655 496 registered Syrian refugees. Many of these...


Flour-4-Syria

03 Mar 2020

After nine years of the Syrian crisis, countless refugees and internally displaced Syrians are struggling to survive. Millions have taken refuge in neighbouring countries and for those displaced or living in towns and cities, many cannot meet their daily needs. Recent Syrian wheat harvests have been the worst in decades making available supplies extremely limited. With wheat being the staple in the Syrian diet, the importance of daily bread for Syrian IDPs and refugees cannot be over-emphasised....


Mediterranean Refugee Crisis- Feeding Campaign

29 Sep 2016

You will all have seen by now the harrowing images of refugees struggling to make it across the Mediterranean. These people flee from violence, war and persecution which has turned homes into places of horror. Some European governments have failed to uphold the laws regarding refugees and this has rendered many of these people homeless and in desperate need of shelter, food and medical assistance. For many of these refugees, even when food is available, access to halal food is problematic in camp...


Canned Qurbani 2016

11 Sep 2016

For the second year running, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is continuing its important canned Qurbani programme that allows donors to send their Qurbani to regions that have faced unimaginable hardship in recent times. The canned Qurbani option is ideal for displaced Syrian families and refugees who have limited storage and refrigeration facilities available to them. The canned Qurbani is ready to eat and provides an essential source of protein for families fleeing conflict and instability.


Feed Gaza Campaign

31 Jul 2016

Repeated wars, an extended blockade and the overall deterioration of the socio-economic situation over the last decade is the bleak reality facing the people of the Gaza strip. These conditions have forced more than 80% of the population to be reliant on international aid to meet their daily needs. For the traditionally large families that characterise the Gaza strip, even providing adequate meals has become a difficulty. Studies suggest that a third of Gazan children face stunted growth as a...


Ramadan 1437/2016: Feeding and Food Hamper Campaign

06 Jun 2016

Across the Muslim world, every Ramadan, there exists two parallels. Those with means enjoy the luxury of tasty iftaar dinners, beautifully prepared as they sit down with their families at the end of the fasting day. It is often a time of great joy as fasts are broken together and smiles shared with friends and loved ones. But in other homes, in other countries, poverty, destitution, disaster and civil conflict have left families without even the means to have a proper meal to break their fasts....


Mediterranean Refugee Crisis- Iftar Feeding

05 Jun 2016

The war and crises in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions have forced large numbers of desperate people to head towards Europe in a desperate attempt to seek safety for themselves and their families. The reluctance of some European Governments to fulfil the law regarding refugees has rendered many of these people homeless and in desperate need of shelter, food and medical assistance as highlighted by the international media. Syrians, who make up the majority of the refugees arriving on...


Save Madaya 2016

10 Jan 2016

In early January 2016, the world was made witness to shocking images of starving and Malnourished Syrians in the Mountainous town of Madaya near Damascus. The images reflect the outcome of up to six-months of siege that has left young and old in dire risk of death. The people need our help now to avoid the consequences of malnourishment and starvation. Madaya has been under siege since early July 2015 and food and water supplies have been limited. Since October 2015 no food has been allowed to...


Ennerdale Distribution with Polokwane Muslim Trust (PMT)

14 Nov 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the Polokwane Muslim Trust to distribute food hampers to a thousand needy families in the Ennerdale area of Gauteng province. The area is characterised by large scale poverty and unemployment far higher than the national average. Traditionally a low income, coloured area under the apartheid regime it has largely retained its demographic features and remains a severely deprived locality. It is estimated that some 50% of the population in greater region G...


Al-Imdaad Launches First Humanitarian Aid Convoy from Jordan to Gaza

08 Nov 2015

After almost 7 months of diplomatic and bureaucratic wrangling, the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Jordanian office in partnership with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation has successfully launched the first of its kind humanitarian aid convoy from Jordan to the Gaza strip. The convoy will help address the dire conditions many Gazans find themselves facing with poverty and unemployment having risen to their highest recorded levels. Similar convoys have taken place in the past but ever since the...


Canned Qurbani for Syria

22 Sep 2015

This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation is embarking on an important and innovative new project in partnership with Muslim Aid Australia. The project will see the slaughter of sheep in Australia, processing and canning in New Zealand, and distribution to Syrian refugees and IDP communities through our Turkish partners. At each step of the process is overseen by representatives of our partner organisations, to ensure that the best animals are selected and that they are professionally and hygienically...


Qurbani in Myanmar 2015

19 Aug 2015

The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Many living currently in a network of IDP camps after they were driven from their homes during inter-ethnic clashes that flared up in 2012. Living conditions in these camps can be extremely poor and access to adequate nutrtition can be extremely limited. This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation will be conducting a Qurbani initiative in Myanmar to benefit to the Rohingya people. Cattle providing 7 shares will be sacrificed...


Reyhanli Bakery and Flour Mill Restoration

31 Jul 2015

A devastating fire burnt down a central Flour Mill and Bakery in the Reyhanli district of Turkey that was servicing the Syrian community. This tragedy has meant the loss of up to 170 000 loaves of free daily bread which the bakery complex used to provide to vulnerable Syrian IDPs and refugees in surrounding areas. The bakery and flour mill need to be quickly re-erected to ensure that the bread distributions to the Syrian people can continue. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has thus committed to funding...


Ramdaan 1436-2015: Feeding and Food Hamper Programme

17 Jun 2015

Ramadaan is a month of mercy and compassion where the fast by day helps Muslims to empathise with the plight of their brothers across the world living lives of hunger and starvation. The holy prophet of Islam (pbuh), who was the most generous of all men, was his most generous during the holy month of Ramadaan. He also emphasised greatly the importance and reward of feeding the fasting. Amongst wealthy Muslims Ramdaan is often an occasion of communal Iftar dinners with no lack of resources to...


Gaza Food Hampers 2015

14 Apr 2015

The Gaza strip is one of the most densely populated human settlement sin the world today with more than 20 000 people per square mile. More than 80% of these are now unemployed due to the severe economic impacts of the ongoing blockade and regular conflicts which does not allow the economy to recuperate. A disturbing new report from the UN pointed out that as things currently stand Gaza will become uninhabitable as early as 2020 due to ongoing shortages of essential daily items and the negative...


Gaza Food Aid Distribution 2015

28 Feb 2015

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth with a total area of 365 km2 and a population of over 1.79 million. The people of Gaza have been living under extremely vulnerable conditions due to the Israeli blockade, which has devastated the economy and left most people stranded restricting their access to essential services such as healthcare and education. Hospitals and basic services are struggling to cope and food prices are rising while livelihoods are being destroyed....


Al-Imdaad Foundation partners with ONSUR

06 Jan 2015

As part of an international convoy of Trucks setting out from Turkey for Syria the Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the ONSUR organization for Relief and Development to distribute a number of containers of critical aid materials including, medical supplies, food aid, baby kits, and manual hand pumps to be installed in wells situated in IDP and refugee camps . The convoy aimed to address these key areas to help the Syrian people, now entering the fourth year of the crisis, with the humanitarian...


Make Breakfast Possible

09 May 2019

As it is often said, a healthy body is a healthy mind and a hungry stomach does not bode well for the absorption of information. Hungry learners often struggle to concentrate in class and visit the school nurse daily with head and stomach aches. Due to pangs of hunger, learners often feel sick and fall behind resulting in poor grades and a low pass rate. In order to address this problem, the Al-Imdaad Foundation, in consultation with food technologists, dieticians and nutritional experts have...


Indonesia Qurbani 2014

04 Oct 2014

Although Indonesia has seen some progress in recent years many of its 250 000 000 people still live under the yoke of poverty. In such poor communities child malnutrition and infant mortality is especially high. Many of these areas are also highly prone to disasters and are often at the threat of Tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic activity. Since the 2004 Tsunami the Al-Imdaad Foundation has been reaching out to the people of Indonesia with yearly Ramadan feeding programs, orphanage funding,...


Albania Qurbani 2014

04 Oct 2014

During the Festival of Eidul Adha 2014, when muslims around the world were slaughtering their sacrificial animals and partaking in feasts, the Al-Imdaad Foundation and its partner in the Balkans ensured that the poorest Albanian people also felt the spirit of the occasion. Due to a violent recent history many people in the region are poor and a lot of breadwinners are without work. The meat parcels received will thus be a welcome luxury for many of these people who only eat meat a few times a...


Gaza Qurbani 2014

03 Oct 2014

The Festival of Eidul Adha is a time when muslim around the world slaughter sacrificial animals in commemoration of the story of Ibrahim and his young son Ismaeel. It is a time of celebration and feasts for many of us but for our brothers and sisters in the Gaza strip, only recently coming out of the latest round of deadly hostilities the cost of animals is too high. Studies have shown that Gazans today eat a significantly lower amount of meat than just a few years ago. The Israeli blockade has...


Somalia Qurbani 2014 in the Lower Shabelle region

03 Oct 2014

The Festival of Eidul Adha is a time of sacrifice and feast where Muslims slaughter animals in commemoration of the story of Ibraheem and his son Ismaeel (peace be upon them). It is a time when those able to sacrifice do so and distribute meat to those in need. The people of Somalia have for many years suffered under the yoke of political instability and inter-tribal warfare resulting in millions of displaced people. In particular the Southern region of lower Shabelle has seen persistent civil...


Vietnam Qurbani 2014

24 Sep 2014

The Cham people of Southern Vietnam are descended from one time Hindu overlords in the region that had mostly converted to Isla by the 15th century. In 1830 they were conquered by the ethnic Vietnamese and lost their status becoming in the modern era one of the smallest minorities suffering persecution and discrimination. Whereas economic progress has seen the income of the average ethnic Vietnamese increase by one third since 2006 most of the Cham people still live in poverty. The Al-Imdaad...


Ramadaan 1435-2014 : Feeding and Food Hamper Programme

05 Jul 2014

The Holy Month of Ramadaan brings with it joy and happiness in the life of every Muslim. Ramadaan is also a month of giving and a month of choice in which a majority of Muslims discharge their obligatory charity. As Muslims it is our duty to help those mired in adversity and as such, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has, since its inception 11 years ago, has been hosting various activities during the Holy month of Ramadaan. These include Iftaars, food aid distributions, eid gifts and educational aid...


Ramadan and Eid distributions in the Gaza strip 2014

28 Jun 2014

During the month of Ramadan 2014 the Gazan people were subjected to an intensive aerial attacks that took thousands of lives and displacing hundreds of thousands more. As a consequence, economic networks were put on hold and the Gazan people found themselves in a position where many could not even afford to buy the means to break their fasts. Before the war the unemployment rate stood at 55% with 65% of families struggling in poverty and almost 80% receiving some form of Humanitarian assistance....


Ramadaan 1435-2014: Food Aid For Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

27 Jun 2014

The Rohingya people of Mynamar have faced persecution and discrimination for many years. But in 2012 this came to a boiling point when inter-communal tensions between the Rohingya and the Rakhine Budhists erupted in waves of violence that saw hundreds of thousands of Rohingya driven from their homes into make shift internment camps with little access to food, medical care or other essentials. These people had to leave behind all their belongings in what has been described as a large scale operation...


Ramadan 1435-2014: Feeding program for Syrian refugees in Jordan

26 Jun 2014

Jordan is now host to over 600,000 refugees who have crossed the border to escape the conflict in Syria. Over 80,000 of these refugees populate the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq which has become a sprawling tent city that is now one of the largest urban hubs in Jordan. Co-ordinating the relief effort is a great challenge as many of the residents have come from middle class lifestyles where they were used to running water and other simple things that now seem like luxuries. As the population of...


Ramadan 1435-2014: Feeding program Indonesia

24 Jun 2014

Although Indonesia has seen some positive economic growth in recent years many in the country are still in a vulnerable position. Almost half the population live just above the poverty line leaving them at risk of falling into poverty due to inflation, environmental disasters or ill health. In poor communities concentrated in rural areas high rates of child malnutrition, death in childbirth and inadequate access to education, safe water and sanitation continue to be problems. Some of the remote...


Emergency Food Aid for displaced Arkanese in Rakhine State, Myanmar

05 Jun 2014

The Rohingya people are residents of the Rakhine province (formerly Arkan) in Myanmar. They have suffered long persecution at the hands of Burmese authorities and more recently extremist Budhists who also populate Rakhine. Recently in 2012 the latest wave of violence erupted and hundreds of Rohingya villages were burnt down forcing the Rohingya into internment camps in the Sittwe Township of Rakhine state. Here they live difficult lives in small makeshift camps and villages with poor sanitation,...


Al-Imdaad adopts Shammarin Bakery in Aleppo

03 May 2014

As a consequence of the continuing conflict in Syria the agricultural sector has come to an almost complete standstill resulting in scarcities among staple foods. This in turn has caused the prices of bread to sky rocket as flour must be imported from other countries given the local scarcities. The high prices of fuel also feed into a highly inflated bread price on average 500% higher than what it was before the conflict. This condition leaves many Syrian families unable to afford their daily...


Al-Imdaad Flour campaign for bakeries inside Syria

04 Nov 2013

The increasingly worsening conditions of war have had adverse effects on many sectors of the economy with agriculture coming to a standstill, industry being damaged. Many of the bakeries, which represent the only source of food for thousands of Syrians have also been badly affected. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is thus introducing a Flour project, by means of which, we hope to sponsor over 1000 tons of flour to Syrian bakeries by the end of 2013.


Food and Rickshaw Distribution in Bangladesh

19 Aug 2013

The Al-Imdaad Foundation in conjunction with Islamic Dawah Academy of the United Kingdom implemented a Rickshaw and food aid distribution project in Bangladesh. Whereas the food aid component would address the immediate food insecurity of the beneficiary families, the rickshaws would provide an important opportunity for breadwinners to break out of the poverty trap through the establishment of small scale transport operations that would allow them to achieve a regular income and a degree of independence.


Ramadaan 1434 - Feeding and food hamper programme

05 Jul 2013

To many of the poorer communities around the world, where debilitating poverty is spiralling out of control, basic necessities are essential for survival. Extreme poverty jeopardises the future of every family and the situation becomes much more dire for those who have no guardian to take care of their food and other basic needs. Orphans, destitute children, widows and refugees are prime examples of the victims facing a live without the sufficient nutrition necessary for survival. With the scale...


Ramadaan 1433 - Feeding and food hamper programme in 37 countries

20 Jul 2012

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has ensured that Iftaar is a time of fulfilment for numerous families across the globe. Iftaar programmes in 37 countries including South Africa are undertaken by providing Ramadaan food hampers to families. These hampers contain essential food items, such as dates, rice, sugar, tea, etc. which feed a family of six throughout the blessed month. Taking cognisance of the differing dietary customs of the various regions, the Al-Imdaad Foundation attempts, as far as possible,...


Feeding Schemes

26 Oct 2010

Al-Imdaad Foundation’s support for feeding schemes and soup kitchens allows hungry individuals to partake of a free meal. Feeding programmes are often part of interventions for families displaced by xenophobia, flooding, fires etc. In some locations, a regular programmes provides meals at education centres, mosques and other community institutions. SUPPORT OUR FEEDING SCHEMES TODAY AND HELP US FEED HUNGRY MOUTHS


Pre-Ramadaan Hamper Distribution

23 Jul 2010

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has established an annual pre-Ramadaan hamper distribution drive to assist the poor and needy with essential food items in the lead up to the sacred month. The hampers are substantial, and include basic and non-perishable items such as oil, maize, pasta, sugar and dates. Distribution occurs in the poorest areas across all nine provinces and a stringent process is applied to ensure that deserving recipients receive aid. Through consultation with ulema in the different...


Pre-Ramadan Hamper Distribution - 2010 / 1431AH

22 Jul 2010

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has established an annual pre-Ramadaan hamper distribution drive to assist the poor and needy with essential food items in the lead up to the sacred month. The hampers are substantial, and include basic and non-perishable items such as oil, maize, pasta, sugar and dates. Distribution occurs in the poorest areas across all nine provinces and a stringent process is applied to ensure that deserving recipients receive aid. Through consultation with ulema in the different...


Slice-4-Life

09 May 2019

As the cost of living soars and medical care becomes almost unaffordable, the queues at state hospitals lengthen considerably. For many who endure the long wait for essential medical supplies, hunger is a constant companion. A vast majority travel long distances to reach hospitals, often setting out well before dawn. Launched in July 2010, the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s SLICE-4-LIFE™ project helps provide a small measure of nutritional comfort to thousands of patients across South Africa. The...


Haiti Earthquake-Food Aid

11 Jan 2010

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on January 12 2010, resulting in an unprecedented scale of disaster and despair. More than 300 000 people died and millions were left homeless. The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to the crisis by dispatching its team of relief workers to Port-au-Prince. Headed by AIF projects co-ordinator Qari Ziyaad Patel, they worked closely with the South African Emergency Operations Committee to co-ordinate a comprehensive response to the disaster. The...


Joint Distribution between Proudly South African & the Al-Imdaad Foundation Food Aid Distribution

09 Dec 2009

The Al-Imdaad Foundation is registered as a proudly South African organisation and it takes this affiliation to heart. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is proud to display the South African flag in all its distributions whether locally or abroad. The foundation therefore was happy to conduct a joint operation with Proudly South African representatives in the Daveyton area of Johannesburg.


Indonesia Ramadaan Feeding Programme - 2009

31 Aug 2009

After the infamous Tsunami of 2004 the Al Imdaad Foundation has maintained a strong presence in the region by establishing an office in Indonesia. The devastating Tsunami had debilitating effects on the community and population, many of whom have not yet recovered and find themselves facing abject poverty.


Zimbabwe Food Aid Distribution - Convoy leaves from Durban

10 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the Al-Imdaad Foundation undertook a food aid distribution drive in Zimbabwe. Given the dismal socio-economic conditions of most Zimbabweans, essential items are hard to come by. Abject poverty is a daily reality for the majority of the population and human rights groups report that food aid is urgently needed for the millions of people living below the poverty line. The AIF co-ordinated a food relief project consisting of 8000 food parcels which were distributed to residents...


Zimbabwe Food Aid distribution in the Greater Harare District

10 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the Al-Imdaad Foundation undertook a food aid distribution drive in Zimbabwe. Given the dismal socio-economic conditions of most Zimbabweans, essential items are hard to come by. Abject poverty is a daily reality for the majority of the population and human rights groups report that food aid is urgently needed for the millions of people living below the poverty line. The AIF co-ordinated a food relief project consisting of 8000 food parcels which were distributed to residents...


Niger Food Aid Programme 2005

19 Oct 2005

A severe food security crisis occurred in the regions of northern Niger between 2005 and 2006. The crisis was caused by an early end to the 2004 rains and locust damage to pasture lands causing below average yields, high food prices, and increased levels of malnutrition. Up to 3.6 million people were rendered highly vulnerable to food insecurity. Hundreds of thousands faced extreme food insecurity and rendering them in desperate need of aid. The Al-Imdaad Foundation was able to address the crisis...


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