Help for Ukrainian refugee families in Burgas, Bulgaria

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9th September 2022


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

Ata Ul Hayee Sohail, Mohtamim Ishaat, MKA Bulgaria 

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Bulgaria had the opportunity to donate 80 sacks of clothes for children and adults of all ages to the Dobro Charity Fund.

Burgas is the largest city in South-East Bulgaria and the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Charitable fund “Dobro” is providing help to the Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria. Most of these refugees are women and children, elderly people and people with disabilities.

Currently, in the Burgas region, there are about 30,000 Ukrainian refugees who are in dire need of living essentials. The volunteering bases organised two assistance centres within the region. 

A donation was successfully completed by the Ahmadiyya Jamaat and the Dobro Foundation expressed its gratitude by saying:

“The Dobro Foundation expresses its great gratitude to you for the charity that will make the lives of our compatriots more comfortable and happier, and thousands of families will be provided with clothes, shoes and everything they need. We are families stuck in a foreign country and we all need the care and support of caring people with good hearts, like yourselves. Our team expresses its sincere gratitude to you. We want to wish you to be surrounded by people as generous and kind as you. In the future, we hope for friendship and cooperation with you, as well as assistance in the implementation of socially important projects for Ukrainian children. Our volunteer centre has been helping refugees in Bulgaria from Ukraine for five months now. Every day, 200 people come to us – these are mothers with children, large families, pensioners and disabled people. And we have the opportunity to help them, thanks to organisations like the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.”

In addition to the donation to the Ukrainian refugees, they sent a request to the Jamaat for the need for clothes from the [management of] “Sheltered Housing for People With Intellectual Disability” in the Burgas municipality. We had the opportunity to help them too and as a gesture of gratitude, they handed us a letter of thanks on behalf of the manager, which reads as follows:

“We offer you our most heartfelt thanks for your kindness and sympathy towards our efforts. It is an honour and a privilege to work with people for whom tolerance and empathy are not only leading human virtues but are also manifested in their actions.”


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