This is the third annual Ramadan Campaign we've joined to support Uyghurs in need. The Shukr Foundation has managed to provide support to thousands of Uyghur refugees, including widows and children. But we only managed to scratch the surface. We knew we had to try even harder this year.
Uyghurs from East Turkistan are now arguably suffering the worst ever humanitarian crisis on earth. Islam is effectively banned. Uyghurs are not even allowed to address each other with "Assalamu Alaykum", let alone fast during this blessed month of Ramadan. Millions of Uyghurs have been rounded up in the vast network of concentration camps.
Rightly so, the world, including USA, Canada and the Dutch governments have recently formally declared the atrocities in East Turkistan as Genocide.
The Uyghur refugees are facing severe challenges; there are a large percentage of Uyghur refugees without passports or permanent residency, rendering them stateless. Among those most vulnerable are 2400+ Uyghur families, most of them are widows, who were separated from their husbands due to the CCP crackdown, and over one thousand orphans in Turkey and Pakistan.
As a result of the brutal policies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), millions of Uyghurs have been displaced, families torn apart, and children separated. The current COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse. The entire world has faced enormous challenges. Governments have taken unprecedented steps to provide aide and financial support to its citizens but many vulnerable people are left behind, particularly refugees.
While the Chinese government has made it impossible to give direct assistance and aid to our family, friends, and countrymen in East Turkistan, we have a responsibility to help those who have managed to escape the crisis and they need our help to prevent another crisis.
These vulnerable refugees are finding it very difficult to afford proper food, pay rent, utility bills, medical care or the basic cost of living, their situation is deteriorating day by day. They need your help.
Aid with rent & bills
Clothing and home essentials
The Launchgood website allows you to choose giving levels and establishes what each level will provide, from $10 to $5000.
The Shukr Foundation team visited Turkey in 2019 and with generous donations we worked hard to attend to the needs of Uyghur refugees. We have seen how truly difficult their situations were even when they were able to work meagre cash-in-hand jobs. These service industry jobs are disappearing quickly because of social distancing measures and economic collapse due to coronavirus.
For this campaign, we have gathered the information of thousands of vulnerable Uyghur individuals and families through a registration & screening process. We are partnering with the Blue Moon (Mavi Hilal) charity and other reputable government registered organisations in Turkey to distribute and manage the funds.
At Shukr Foundation we are committed to transparency and accountability of ensuring the money is distributed in the best way possible. As a registered Australian charity, we are held to rigorous standards by the Australian Government which we uphold.
Shukr Foundation Limited is an Australian registered charity organisation based in Adelaide. Shukr foundation is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and all donations are tax deductible in Australia.
Shukr Foundation was founded by a team of Uyghurs. We understand the situation in East Turkistan, we have families who are currently unrightfully detained in the concentration camps, we have direct access to all the Uyghur organizations in the world, whom we work with hand in hand, we are all professionals, educated in Australia and we all work on a voluntary basis without any remunerations.
For more information visit https://www.shukrfoundation.org.au/
Sign up for LaunchGood’s Ramadan Challenge through this link: http://launchgood.com/UnitedWithUyghurs
The campaign will receive US$50 per person that joins.
You can set your daily donation to as little as $1 a day, maybe less!
Add this campaign to your giving list using these steps:
1. Sign in
2. Go to the launchgood.com site
3. Search Uyghur
4. Click the heart on top right corner of main yellow banner image
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