Donations to this campaign are zakat-eligible.
All donations to this campaign are tax deductible. Your contributions are handled by Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition (PRRC), a U.S.-based, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Al-Awda is raising urgent funds for 140 Palestinian refugee families (about 900 people, more than half of whom are children) in the Turkish city of Kilis. These families, originally from Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, receive very little support or aid as there are very few Palestinian organizations on the ground to help them, while the majority of aid goes to Turkish and Syrian victims. UNRWA does not recognize them as refugees anymore because they live outside of its geographical jurisdiction.
Watch a video from these families:
We are launching an international campaign to help them through several organizations, including the American Relief Fund, who have services on the ground in Turkey. Those families urgently need food baskets, especially during Ramadan, clothes, tents, rent, and emergency kits. While the major earthquake is over, the area still experiences tremors and aftershocks almost on a daily basis. Help us support these Palestinian families in urgent need this Ramadan by raising $20,000.
Concerned Al-Awda community members have already donated to support emergency meals from local restaurants for the displaced Palestinians. Here are some photos of the food distribution:
With your contributions, we can provide immediate and sustainable food support for the month of Ramadan and beyond.
View the devastation caused by the earthquake in Kilis and the surrounding 30 mile area in southern Turkey in this video below. Your support can help to alleviate their pain.
Each food basket costs $100. These food baskets include:
- 5 kilos of rice
- 5 kilos of sugar
- 5 kilos of flour
- 5 kilos of bulgur
- 5 liters of oil
- 3 bundles of macaroni noodles
- 3 bags of vermicelli
- 2 kilos of ghee
- 2 kilos of white beans
- 2 kilos of lentils
- 1 kilo of halawa
- 3 medium mortadella
- 500 grams za’atar
- 1 kilo tea
- 1 can of tomato paste
- cheese box
- 2 jars of jam