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Sikh NGO offers iftar food packets to over 5,000 Syrian refugees on Ramzan

UK-based Sikh NGO Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees in Lebanon and Iraq through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.

world Updated: Jun 17, 2018 18:20 IST
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.
Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.(Khalsa Aid/Twitter)

A UK-based Sikh NGO is making Ramzan special for over 5,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Iraq by providing iftar food packets for thousands of people displaced due to the ongoing civil war.

In collaboration with Sawa for Development and Aid, a local Lebanese charity, Khalsa Aid is providing iftar meals to more than 5,000 refugees through their ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.

A period of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts mark the holy month of Ramzan that culminates with Id-ul-Fitr.

The charity also gifted new clothes and shoes to over 500 refugee children in Iraq’s Mosul.

“These children were forced to leave their homes when war broke out in Mosul in 2014. The city has been left devastated. These clothes will be the only gifts many of these children will receive this Eid while suffering difficult conditions of a refugee camp,” the organisation wrote on Facebook.

According to Khalsa Aid founder, Ravinder Singh, the NGO carries out humanitarian operations in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Zambia, Malawi, Haiti, Guatemala, Punjab, United Kingdom and Bangladesh.