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About Shukr Foundation
Shukr Foundation is a leading charity organisation empowering people to enhance livelihood, end hunger and overcome hardship. Reaching out to the voiceless and oppressed, particularly Uyghurs and other Turkic people in exile.
We envision a world in which the most vulnerable people have the power to lift themselves out of poverty to create vital, healthy lives for their families now and for the future.
“If you give thanks (shukr) I shall certainly increase you” (Quran, 14:7)
Millions of Uyghurs and other Turkic people in occupied East Turkestan are languishing in concentration camps or prisons, where they are forced to denounce their religion, their ethnic identity, separated from their families and children and are subject to horrific torture and neglect.
This has left thousands of Uyghur families torn apart and traumatized, often leaving behind women and children.
Over 50,000 Uyghur’s are in Turkey many of whom are women and children whose guardians are currently imprisoned in these camps. These widows & orphans have been left helpless and are in need of urgent aid.