Heavy flooding from monsoon rain and tide from river in Dohar, Bangladesh

Ramadan 2020 climate appeal Give your sadaqah to protect people and planet

Climate breakdown is a humanitarian crisis

Muslim communities are among some of the worst affected by climate breakdown, from flooding in Bangladesh to droughts in Somalia.

The UK, as one of the world's biggest historical polluters, has a responsibility to help prevent further catastrophe. And yet it continues to fund fossil fuel projects abroad, in countries like Oman and India.  

Donate your sadaqah (whatever you can afford to give) to Friends of the Earth today and help lobby the UK government to act on climate. 

Climate breakdown is a humanitarian crisis.

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Podcast: Ramadan goes green

The Islamic month of Ramadan is a time for fasting, reflection and community for Muslims everywhere.

Climate Campaigner Muna Suleiman talks to 3 British Muslims – Magid Magid, Lamees Hafeez, and Zunaira Malik – about how the coronavirus lockdown has impacted their fasting, cooking channel addictions and advice for making Ramadan eco-friendly.

 

Muna's story

Muna is a campaigner at Friends of the Earth.

In this short film, she shares her family's experience of droughts in Somalia, but also why she believes your donation can help tackle the root cause of climate change.

Why Friends of the Earth?

Millions of people are displaced every year because of climate breakdown. Friends of the Earth stands with those most vulnerable, and believes everyone has a right to a healthy and safe environment.

We aren't affiliated to any political party or religion. We're reaching out to people of all faiths to help us protect the planet.

Please help us tackle dangerous climate change with a donation this Ramadan.

Who does climate change affect?

Climate change is devastating the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. Extreme weather, crop damage and sea-level rise are forcing millions of climate refugees to flee their homes.

The UN Refugee Agency says climate change adds to many of today’s conflicts – from Darfur to Somalia to Iraq and Syria.

The effects will get worse as temperatures rise so we must cut greenhouse gas emissions. But people also need protection from the unavoidable climate change that's already happening. That means financial support for countries in the global south, and legal protection for climate refugees.

8 tips for a green Ramadan

As Muslims, we fast to attain taqwa or consciousness of God, resulting in being more mindful of the impact of our behaviour on others and our environment.

This makes Ramadan a good time to consider how we can change our habits.

Kamran from the Bahu Trust shares his tips for an environmentally-friendly Ramadan during lockdown.