This Ramadan, UNICEF calls for solidarity with vulnerable children in need
UNICEF’s Zakat-compliant programmes provide lifesaving assistance to children in Burkina Faso, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Geneva, 23 March 2023 - During the holy month of Ramadan, UNICEF joins Muslim communities across the globe in calling for solidarity and generosity towards families and children who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
At sunset, as Muslims worldwide break their fast, united over shared meals and prayers, families in Burkina Faso, Afghanistan and Pakistan are struggling to survive. Millions in these countries are experiencing extreme poverty and grappling and have limited access to food, water, and shelter.
"Ramadan is an opportunity for increased reflection, appreciation for our blessings, and extending empathy and support to those less fortunate, particularly the most vulnerable, such as children. With your support, we can be there for children and families in need during this Ramadan and after," said Carla Haddad Mardini, UNICEF’s Director of Private Sector Fundraising and Partnerships.
Through UNICEF’s Zakat-compliant programmes, we will provide lifesaving assistance to children in Burkina Faso, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Burkina Faso is the epicentre of a multidimensional humanitarian crisis affecting the Sahel region, driven by a combination of factors including armed conflict, food insecurity linked to climate change and health crises. An estimated 172,124 are children are suffering from severe wasting and require urgent lifesaving assistance.
In Pakistan, the catastrophic flooding has triggered a cascade of crises putting an estimated 1.6 million children are at risk of severe malnutrition.
Following 40 years of war, Afghanistan is one of the hardest places in the world to be a child. Through Ramadan UNICEF will provide approximately 24,000 vulnerable households with cash assistance.
UNICEF relies on voluntary contributions to fund its humanitarian work, and every donation can make a difference in the lives of children. Your Sadaqah gift will help provide lifesaving assistance to children affected by emergencies, and support ongoing programs that promote child health, education, and protection.
To dedicate your Zakat to UNICEF this Ramadan, please visit https://help.unicef.org/zakat2023 and to give your Sadaqah, visit https://help.unicef.org/ramadan2023. Together, we can help make a positive difference in the lives of children this Ramadan.
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UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child in everything we do. Together with our partners, we are working in 190 countries and territories to translate this commitment into concrete action, focusing our efforts on the most vulnerable and excluded children, for the benefit of all children everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org.