In the poorest areas of Khartoum desperate Sudan refugee families fleeing violence & drought, particularly widows, elderly & orphans, get food covering a family of seven for two weeks of "iftar" meals, when the day's Ramadan fast is broken.
In cooperation with local Islamic "Zakat" (alms) committees, the most needy are identified & food packages are distributed, again with local people. Food packages each contain about $50 worth of basic foods like dairy products & protein-rich beans.
Participating in Ramadan & helping the poor at this particular time helps build a stronger sense of community and mutual responsibility as well as strengthens the bond between local people and those like NEF trying to lend a helping hand.
Project Leader: Roger Hardister Regional Director, Near East Foundation Cairo,
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