Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank

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Working in the Arab world since 1915, NEF honors its traditions, including the Holy Month of Ramadan-- particularly a time of giving and feeling for the poor--when we distribute food packages.

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According to a Sept. 12 UN report, 3 out of 4 Palestinians now live in poverty, NEF food packages ease burdens of unemployment and rising cost of living for most needy living in our West Bank project area & Gaza during what should be a joyous time together.


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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


More about NEF's Important Ramadan Work

Organization Information

Near East Foundation (NEF)

Location: Syracuse, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.neareast.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Roger Hardister
Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Cairo, Cairo Egypt

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Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $450 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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