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Closed 30/09/2023

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£13,870
raised of £20,000 target by 164 supporters

    Weʼve raised £13,870 to save LGBTQ people from torture and death in the Middle East

    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2023

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    Story

    I was sure they would find me and kill me. I had nowhere to run and no money in my pocket. That was when my life suddenly changed". (Ahmed, 28)

    When Ahmed*, 28, woke up to find his country overtaken by religious militia, he was sure he would die. Within hours he had received death threats by phone because he was LGBTQ. He had to run away from home instantly, leaving everything he ever knew, and with nowhere to go.

    Sadly, Ahmed's story is not unique. LGBTQ people across the Middle East live every day under threat of being killed by regimes and religious groups acting in their own interpretation of religious law. Many live in isolation, and some are actively on the run , separated from their families, friends and partners.

    Our volunteer group has been working ceaselessly to support high-risk LGBTQ people and protect them from religious fundamentalists hostile to them, especially in recent months. We are helping support endangered individuals until they are able to apply for and receive asylum.

    When Ahmed contacted us, we were able to provide him with a small destitution grant for safe accommodation and necessities as he had to live in hiding without employment. While in hiding, we helped Ahmed tell his story in the international press. At that stage, he did not know what would happen to him, but he feared the worst.

    The only thing that kept him going was the support from our volunteers so he felt he was not alone.

    I have never felt so surrounded by love and acceptance in my life before." (Ahmed)

    Then a couple of months later, happily Ahmed was evacuated under a refugee program and could finally take the first steps towards freedom.

    Now safely resettled in a Western country, Ahmed has helped other LGBTQ people in the same situation be resettled in other safe countries under refugee programs.

    Since August 2021 we have directly helped over 100 LGBTQ people like Ahmad. 51 of our cases have now been resettled in safe countries where they are free to be themselves, and more are on the way.

    In order to continue helping people like Ahmed trapped in hostile places, we desperately need your help. Even the smallest donation makes a difference. We need your support to help those who are unable to buy food or make necessary phone calls, or for assistance to reach embassy interviews during the resettlement process.

    $20 could pay for vital phone credit for a month

    $50 could pay towards food for a month

    $100 could go towards shelter for a month.

    If you're wondering whether your donation is too small - it isn't! Every penny makes a huge difference to someone desperately in need like Ahmed.

    I had no hope left. But now I see that there is hope for the future, and hope for me." (Ahmed)

    (* Names have been changed to protect privacy)

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    • The LGBTQ Aman Project2 years ago
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    • The LGBTQ Aman Project3 years ago
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      3 years ago

      We are almost half way to our target already!!! 47%!!! Who can help us get to 50% of target? Thank you so much for donating, and if you can help share our link to reach more people, together with a quick personal message as to why our cause is important to you, it will be so helpful! It's wonderful to know we will be able to reach people in need, and with your help, we will reach many more!

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      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      WOW! We are at 35% after just 2 days of fundraising!! THANK YOU to all our wonderful supporters who have pushed us this far - this will make such a difference to LGBTQ people in hiding, both physically and psychologically, knowing that you are supporting them! PLEASE can you help share our link to your friends & family? The further Ahmed's story travels, the more people can be helped. If you are able to share our crowdfunder around your own networks then the more traffic the link will receive. Let's spread the word to help more people in need!

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    Supporters

    164

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 2, 2023

      £50.00

    • Maryanne Campbell

      Maryanne Campbell

      Apr 15, 2023

      Thank you so much for doing this amazing and terrifying work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      £40.00

    • Maryanne Campbell

      Maryanne Campbell

      Mar 15, 2023

      Thank you so much for doing this amazing and terrifying work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 13, 2023

    • Alan

      Alan

      Feb 26, 2023

      Good luck

      £10.00

    • Maryanne Campbell

      Maryanne Campbell

      Feb 15, 2023

      Thank you so much for doing this amazing and terrifying work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 12, 2023

      £25.00

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