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 five 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 few possessions, blankets, rugs and pillows have been given out.

    A further 143 suffering families have been identified in Homs for food aid. With your support they will also receive food provisions. One package consists of:

    • 2 KG Wheat Grain
    • 5KG Rice
    • 2KG Pasta
    • 4Kg Lentils
    • 4kg Grained Lentils
    • 2 litres Cooking Oil

     

    • 5kg Sugar
    • 2kg Butter
    • 1kg Tea,
    • 1 Box of Dates
    • 1 litre of Corn Oil
    • 3 cans of Tomatoes

    The pack will last a family of four for one month. Larger families will receive two packs a month.

    Medical assistance will be provided to 200 people in Homs who are lacking support medicines. They and their families are IDPs currently residing in schools and community centres.

    Ummah Welfare Trust cannot show images of the distributions or the recipients, even if their faces are covered. Families in Homs do not feel safe given what they have seen and experienced from the regime.

    All distributions 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.