Monday, January 26, 2009

Muslim Aid - Gaza Emergency Appeal.

Muslim Aid is the name of a British-based charity organization founded in 1985 by Yusuf Islam, who left his position as Chairman in 1999.Its objective is to "relieve the poor, the elderly, children and all those who are in need in any part of the world as a result of natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, droughts, famine epidemics, poverty and plagues and the relief of those who are refugees fleeing from war zones and war victims."
Its trustees include Sir Iqbal Sacranie OBE and Muhammad Abdul Bari, giving it a close connection to the Muslim Council of Britain.It has carried out its work in areas such as Indonesia, following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (tsunami) and then the two earthquakes in Java, one in May 2006, the other in July that year.
It also worked in Bosnia following the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. It worked in Pakistan following the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, and has continuously worked in the Palestinian territories, as well as Darfur, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Lebanon, India and Bangladesh. It also worked in China following the 2008 Earthquake.

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