Thursday July 23, 2020

This month of Dhul Hijjah will very different from previous years. The Covid-19 coronavirus has brought about changes for billions of people all over the world.

For people living in refugee camps life has become increasingly complicated and difficult.

Islamic Relief remains dedicated to vulnerable people like Peran and his family. He is a Rohingya refugee who was forcibly displaced from his home. He now lives in a refugee camp with his family.

“Now that I am 75 years old I am no longer able to work and my memory is affected. Most of the time I struggle to remember things.

“As a refugee it is very difficult to get a job, but my wife helps. She does some labour work when she can to help bring in some income. Most of the time we depend on charitable food donations. We try our best to run a household but there is little work for us, so we rely on relief goods. Meat is not cooked in our home for months on end.

Over the last two years, the idea of eating meat is like a dream. When we were in Myanmar we were able to eat meat a few times a week, but in the last two years we have only been able to have it three or four times in total. This affects our health badly. We can’t purchase enough food to live sufficiently, but we depend on Allah. I am now old and need medicine to survive, but I worry about my grandchildren because there is no place for them to get an education.

“Eid Al-Adha commemorates the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and is important for us to remember. I remember Eid in my country; as a refugee here we cannot afford to sacrifice any animals.

A few days before Eid, my wife asked me about how we will spend the day when we have no money and no meat to eat. I told her that only Allah knows how it will be.

“Then I heard that Islamic Relief had arranged some Korban meat for us. Over the last two years we have been able to celebrate Eid because of these donations.

“Apart from Islamic Relief and their donors, people have forgotten about us. Thank you all for staying with us.


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