Refugee communities are facing many hardships on a daily basis. Among these hardships is their struggle to feed their families due to poverty and lack of access to food.
Therefore, building bakeries in such communities will be of great help to them. It will also be considered a sadaqah jariyah for the donors, opening for them the door of charity in paradise on the Day of Judgment.
Importance of Access to Nutritious Food for Refugee Populations
Refugee populations are in a pressing need to access nutritious foods throughout the year and especially during the holy month of Ramadan.
This is because fasting during the hard conditions that the refugees are living in will be risky to their health in the absence of nutritious food sources.
Due to the food shortages and lack of adequate healthcare, refugee patients suffering from chronic diseases are more susceptible than other refugees to health complications while fasting.
Certainly, multiple refugee households are facing the challenge of food insecurity.
In other words, they do not have access to sufficient food or food of good quality that could meet their basic nutritional needs.
According to the World Food Program (WFP), 55% of refugee households are food insecure.
In particular, 63% of the female-headed households and 57% of the households with disabled members are food insecure.
Challenges of Food Insecurity and Unemployment Among Refugees
Quality, nutritious foods are fundamental for the health and well-being of refugees.
This remains a critical issue for many of the war-torn communities that have no adequate access to nutritional food due to high rates of food insecurity in these communities.
As a result, many refugees are prone to many health complications such as malnutrition, chronic diseases, and weak immunity system. Particularly, food insecurity threatens the development of infants and poses a serious issue to their health during their adulthood.
Unemployment is one of the challenges that face war-torn communities as it leads to poverty, which is the root cause of food insecurity.
Benefits of Building Bakeries in Refugee Camps
In order to abolish the issue of food insecurity, establishing bakeries in refugee camps is essential to provide the refugees with their nutritious needs.
Many households in the war-stricken and refugee communities are facing acute shortages of food supplies, especially bread.
Since there are few bakeries in such communities, they are crowded with long queues of people who are waiting to buy bread for their families.
Thus, building such bakeries will be an effective solution for refugee camps.
Giving Bread As a Sadaqah Jariyah
Building bakeries in the refugee camps is also considered a form of Sadaqah Jariyah. Indeed there are many benefits for Sadaqah Jariyah in Islam, and Muslims are urged to give to charity as a means to please Allah (SWT) and increase their rewards. The rewards of Sadaqah Jariyah include:
- Purifying the soul.
- Abolishing the sins.
- Seeking Allah’s forgiveness.
- Removing calamities.
- Curing the sick.
- Increasing the rewards of our deceased.
Impact of Bakeries on The Society of Refugees
Opening bakeries in refugee societies will be a great source of help for them. That is, these bakeries will help transform the refugee communities in a positive way.
Providing the refugees with bread will cover their basic needs for carbohydrates, which is an important source of energy.
Donate now to Bonyan Organization, and help build bakeries in the refugee communities to provide them with the staple of bread.
As simple as it might be, bread is a nutritional staple that is regarded as the most regularly consumed food in the world due to its nutritional value, taste, and ease of preparation.
Help us today with contributions and send Sadaqah Jariyah to your loved and deceased ones!
At Bonyan, we have several projects directed at funding bakeries in refugee areas.
Among these campaigns are “Bread for Syrian Refugees” and “Give a Waqf (Endowment) Bakery to Syrian Refugees.”
Both of these campaigns aim at feeding hundred of thousands of refugees by building bakeries to address the acute shortages of bread in the northwest Syrian refugee community.
Donate at the below links:
- Nutrition and Food Security.
- Food Security Outcome Monitoring – Q1 2022 – Camps Factsheet.
- Food Insecurity.
Why is bread suitable for refugees?
Bread is a suitable food item for refugees because it is an essential source of carbohydrates.
What food is given to refugees?
Food is given to the refugees because they lack access to adequate food sources and face the risk of food insecurity.
What is the best food for refugees?
The best food for refugees is bread and canned vegetables and fruits because they include the nutrients they need to survive.