Ashura Day (Tuesday 4th November 2014, 10 Muharram 1436), is a very significant day in the Islamic calendar. It was on this day that Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Imam Hussain (A.S.), together with his family and friends were brutally and barbarically martyred on the plains of Karbala in Iraq.
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The conflict in Gaza has been ongoing for many years but the current situation is considered as one of the most dangerous yet. Since the start of the conflict on 7 July 2014, according to the UN, 1,274 Palestinians have been killed and over 7,700 have been reported as wounded by the Ministry of Health.
In the last 24 hours alone, the number of Palestinian deaths has risen by 144 – including women and children.
(figures correct as at 1 August 2014)
The World Federation of KSIMC is deeply saddened by the current situation in Gaza. The support received from the worldwide community for the Gaza Relief Fund has been overwhelming and we would like to thank the worldwide community for your support.
As a result, The World Federation has increased its commitment in providing humanitarian aid in Gaza to $100,000 USD since the start of the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
Sister Anisa Kanji, the lead at The World Federation for International Relief and Development, comments:
‘The situation in Gaza is desperate – many people have lost loved ones, their homes and struggle with finding basic necessities, such as food, water and shelter. It is hard to imagine that, o n average, 57 percent of the population in Gaza live below the poverty line.
The conflict in Gaza continues to intensify and they urgently need our help. On behalf of The World Federation, I would like to thank the worldwide community for their generous support so far. Please do continue to donate – the humanitarian aid required in Gaza continues to increase day by day.’
The World Federation has set a target of $200,000 USD for the Gaza Relief Fund. Through your support, we will be able to provide further aid to those in Gaza. Please donate today.
WHAT IS THE GAZA RELIEF FUND?
Donations made to The World Federation’s Gaza Relief Fund provide humanitarian relief to men, women and children living in Palestine who are victims of war, aggression and oppression. As the violence intensifies in Gaza, there is an increased need for food rations, non-food items and medical aid. The World Federation is working with its partners on the ground to help these victims.
PLEASE DONATE: GAZA RELIEF FUND
Since the start of Ramadhan 1435, The World Federation has committed $100,000 USD in aid from its Gaza Relief Fund to Palestine. As Muslims, it is our humanitarian responsibility to help the people of Gaza and alleviate their sufferings in these desperate times. The World Federation is appealing to our worldwide community to donate to the Gaza Relief Fund.
The Palestinian people living in the Gaza Strip are undergoing extremely difficult times. With the violence intensifying each day, families are scared and resources are depleting. Please donate generously to the Gaza Relief Fund where The World Federation has committed to sending more humanitarian aid to Gaza to bring relief to men, women and children living in and outside of refugee camps. Thank you for your support.
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