Amir Khan & Faryal Makhdoom launch Ukraine Fundraiser

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom have launched a fundraiser in order to raise money for citizens in Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict.

Amir Khan & Faryal Makhdoom launch Ukraine Fundraiser f

“Ukraine needs our help."

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom have launched a fundraiser for Ukraine.

On their social media accounts, the pair announced that they were raising money for the people left displaced in Ukraine since Russia invaded.

It was announced that members from the Amir Khan Foundation were getting involved, delivering food and essential items to refugee camps, where children and women were sleeping.

The statement said: “Given the security situation on the ground is so volatile, the Amir Khan Foundation has selected an implementing partner to deliver assistance on the ground.

“The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is only one of few humanitarian organisations that can gain access to those most in need.

“We have already begun delivering food and hygiene packs, clothing, and first aid training, and with your help, can continue to provide necessities to those suffering.”

Some of the items being delivered included food, water, first aid, medicine, warm clothes and shelter.

Faryal has shared screenshots of the JustGiving page, urging her followers to donate during this ‘giving’ month of Ramadan.

Amir Khan frequently raises money for charity and since Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are required to give some kind of charitable donation, he and his wife Faryal have launched their page for Ukraine.

A message from Amir read: “Ukraine needs our help.

“And with the arrival of Ramadan, almost half a million Ukrainian Muslims will struggle to observe this blessed month.

“We must act now to help all the innocent people suffering across Ukraine.”

So far, the Amir Khan Foundation has raised more than £2,200.

For £25, the team can buy an adult hygiene kit, containing essential hygiene items, including toilet paper, soap, shampoo and sanitary towels.

For £35, the team can buy items for babies, such as nappies, baby powder, blankets and a thermometer.

There is also a food pack for £25 that contains a mixture of essential food items like pasta, rice, tuna, oil, salt and sugar.

In addition to the JustGiving page, Faryal and Amir are also hosting a Ramadan Iftari event in London later in April 2022.

At the event, they will also be seeking to encourage more donations to the Ukraine appeal.

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