Relief in Homs

    The assault on Muslims in the many towns of Syria continues unabated. Nowhere has this oppression been more striking than in the town of Homs, western Syria. The city has been subject to daily shelling since the early days of the protests and the persecution here has been the most. Homs is the final resting place of the great Sahabi, Khalid ibn Walid Radiallahu ‘anhu.

    The Messenger of Allah Salallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said,

    Allah will aid a servant of His so long as the servant aids his brother.’

    - Sahih Muslim

    With Allah’s help, Ummah Welfare Trust distributed food packages to 2,500 families in the town of Homs.

    One food pack lasts a family of 5 for one month and contains:

    • 4kg Rice
    • 4 kg Bulgur wheat
    • 3 kg Pasta
    • 1kg Whole Lentils
    • 1kg Split Lentils
    • 1kg Ghee
    • 1 litre Vegetable Oil


    • ½ kg Milk Powder
    • 1kg Dates
    • 1 kg Pickles
    • 1kg Corn Beef
    • 2kg Sugar
    • 250g Tea

    Ummah Welfare Trust distributed packs to displaced families in Homs and to those whose members had been martyred or imprisoned. Families with children of breastfeeding age also received large packs of milk powder while families with children below 2 years of age received nappy provisions.

    For displaced families with little possessions, blankets, rugs and pillows have been given out. The medical needs of all the recipient families are also trying to be met inshaAllah.

    All distributions in Homs are being undertaken by volunteers who refuse to be paid. They are sacrificing their time, safety and well-being to ensure Ummah Welfare Trust can help families inside the beleaguered areas of Homs – a city whose suffering has captured the attention of the whole Ummah.