08 Sep '11, 3am

MUIS raises funds for Somali drought victims

MUIS raises funds for Somali drought victims

SINGAPORE: Special boxes will be set up at all 69 mosques in Singapore to collect donations for Somali drought victims. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said although famine was officially declared a few weeks ago in Somalia, not much assistance has reached the affected people because of hazardous conditions in the region made worse by the continued armed conflict in the country. Donations at all mosques will open from Friday till September 15. Funds collected under the Rahmatan Lil Alamin (Blessings to all) Foundation will be channelled to victims through the Singapore Red Cross. MUIS said this is because the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works closely with the Somali Red Crescent Society in delivering relief efforts in Somalia and that includes setting up makeshift homes for displaced people and delivering food rations. Hundreds of thou...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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