Humanity Now – Restoring dignity in Austria’s largest refugee camp
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What really happens in the Austrian town of Traiskirchen
In a recent report (released in August 2015) human rights group Amnesty International has criticised what it calls “inhumane” conditions and violation of children’s rights at Austria’s main refugee camp in Traiskirchen. Currently there are more than 500 refugees mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who are forced to sleep outside the main buildings.
Single mothers together with their babies and kids search for shelter under trees or small tents. Inside, more than 2.500 men and women share showers without privacy and lack of proper medical treatment. Such a devastating situation takes place in the fourth richest country in Europe.
As Muslims, we are forced to help our humiliated brothers and sisters and all those in need. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) showed us in such a beautiful manner how important charity is: “The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once had several coins that he asked his wife to distribute in charity. But due to the Prophet’s illness at the time, she did not have an opportunity to give out the coins. When the Prophet learned of this, he asked for the coins, placed them in his hand, and then said: “What would God’s Prophet think if he were to meet God, who is Great and Glorious, while (still) possessing these?” [Al-Tirmidhi,Hadith 586]
It continues in the Holy Quran: “Spend (in charity) out of the sustenance that We have bestowed on you before that time when death will come to someone, and he shall say: “O my Lord! If only you would grant me reprieve for a little while, then I would give in charity, and be among the righteous.” [63:10]
The Tragic Plight of Refugees
The Wall Street Journal: Austria Vows to Relieve Overcrowding at Migrant Camp
Initiative to provide basic needs
Many people all over the country do their best to help those refugees. However, Austria faces the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War. We need every financial aid we can get to continue to deliver goods that satisfy basic needs.
Where the Funds Will Go
Your donation dollars will support the following:
Food packages á 25 USD
Hygiene Kits á 15 USD
Shoes á 30 USD
Suitcases & bags á 40 USD
Who am I
Karim Saad holds an M.A. in Media Management as well as an MBA in Marketing & Sales from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He works as a digital product manager for a global top 100 brand. In 2009 the Austrian magazine The Gaphas chosen Karim to be amongst the 100 Austrians with an exceptional future. In 2010 Karim founded the Muslim hotel review site HalalTrip that was featured on various media outlets such as BBC and Yahoo News. In late 2012 the website was acquired by a Singapore-based travel company.
For many years, he taught media theory at a Viennese Teachers Training College while publishing several articles in renowned books and newspapers discussing Middle Eastern politics and Islamophobia.
So, How Can You Help?
- Please support us financially by donating on thispage.
- Share this campaign via email, social media, and blogs as well as with friends and family.
- Don’t forget every single refugee in your Duaa and pray for Allah (SWT) to ease the difficulties of all the people in need.
funded of $5,500 goal
Superb! Now we can make one refugee happy with a complete hygiene kit.
It’s getting better. Now we will provide a family with a delicious food package.
Two families enjoy your donated food packages.
We can get up to 10 hygiene kits or 4 food packages. Amazing!
Just incredible! We can now take care of more than a dozen families.
Hero / Heroine
Speechless! We can buy more than 50 hygiene kits and dozes of food packages.