IFTAR MEALS DISTRIBUTED ACROSS SRI LANKA

The Muslim Aid office in Sri Lanka is providing food and Iftar packs to over 24,500 widows, orphans and disadvantaged people across Sri Lanka during Ramadan this year.

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The Muslim Aid office in Sri Lanka is providing food and Iftar packs to over 24,500 widows, orphans and disadvantaged people across Sri Lanka during Ramadan this year. In association with 33 local partner organisations and Cargills, Sri Lanka’s leading supermarket chain, Muslim Aid has begun distributing the packs with enough tea, rice, lentils, sugar, dates and spices to feed a family of five for a week. At the end of Ramadan, a further 833 special Eid packs will be distributed among the poor who would otherwise not be able to celebrate the festival. The £23,000 programme was funded from donations received from the UK and Australia offices, and from a Turkish donor organisation, IHH. The Muslim Aid Sri Lanka office is also raising money for an integrated programme to construct small scale water supply schemes building wells, supplying tanks, pumps and pipelines to people in rural villages who have no ready access to clean water. Health and hygiene awareness and water conservation campaigns will also be carried out to educate people on water issues in the six selected districts of Moneragala, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Kandy and Galle.