Mosul, June 14: A UK-based Sikh NGO, Khalsa Aid has set an example by displaying values of generosity and selfless service. The NGO is making Ramzan special for over 5,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Iraq by providing iftar food packets. This gesture has brought smiles to the faces of thousands of people who have been displaced due to the ongoing civil war.
Khalsa Aid is working in collaboration with Sawa for Development and Aid, a local Lebanese charity, for this noble cause. The iftar meals are provided through ‘Ramzan Kitchen’.
Retweeted Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid):
We are funding #Ramadan Fresh food ( Iftar ) for 5000 #Syrian Refugees daily in Lebanon ! Food is freshly prepared & served. Our thx to our friends @SawaForDev for their wonderful support. #Iftar pic.twitter.com/ND9VZSIao7
— Stylo Prince Sajjat (@StyloSajjat) June 13, 2018
As part of its Mosul project, the NGO has also provided 536 children who had to flee Mosul with new pair of clothes and shoes Khalsa-Aid in its Facebook page wrote, “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.”
Eid Gifts for refugee children of #MOSUL.
As #Eid approaches many refugee children in a camp near Mosul remain without gifts or smilies. Our volunteers changed all that ! We purchased new shoes for over 500 children Refugees. Smiles are back ! #Ramadan @YasminQureshiMP pic.twitter.com/dUsxGocBJh
— Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) June 13, 2018
The NGO has also Monthly food distribution to the Yezidi refugee women who have suffered at the hands of Islamic State. The U K based organisation is supporting over 213 Yezidi women on monthly basis.
Khalsa Aid has become the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organisation. The NGO is based on the Sikh principles. The charity was founded by Ravinder Singh, who was moved by the plight of the refugees in Kosovo in 1999. The organisation played an instrumental role providing crucial aid to millions of people in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Zambia, Malawi, Haiti, Guatemala, Punjab, United Kingdom and Bangladesh.