Press TV, London
Shocking statistics released by a Muslim charity last Friday revealed that a staggering half of all Muslim households in Britain will not have enough money to feed their families when breaking their fast this Ramadan.
Islamic Relief estimated that half of all British Muslim households are living in poverty, that’s 1.6 million people, compared to the 18% of the population in general.
The UK is undergoing a major financial crisis with the Covid pandemic and the NATO inspired conflict in Ukraine pitted as the two main contributors towards skyrocketing inflation and a lack of fuel supply.
As poverty spreads, food banks come under increasing pressure to deliver. Speaking to Press TV, London-based Sufra explained their concerns for the situation.
During Ramadan, Muslims who can afford it make a religious donation to help other less well off – called Zakat. With the economy wavering, more will be forced to rely on this generosity of strangers just to survive.