Winnipeg’s Muslim community shares meal to raise funds for Yemen’s ‘forgotten crisis’



Members of the city’s Muslim community gathered Friday night at the Winnipeg Grand Mosque on Waverley Street for a fundraising iftar, the evening meal after a day of Ramadan fasting, to raise money for people suffering during the civil war in Yemen.

“The month of Ramadan is not just about restraining ourselves as Muslims from eating and drinking, but also about showing charity and being generous in supporting others, both locally and abroad,” said Usama Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, the organization that organized the event.

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