IHH and PKPU Indonesia distribute food and medicines to Rohingya Muslim refugees

  IHH and its partner organization PKPU in Indonesia started giving away hot meals and medications to the refugees from Arakan.   Fishermen from Aceh rescued around thousand Rohingya Muslims, who were left adrift at sea by the human smugglers last week. Rohingyas are offered shelter in a camp set up by the local government in Aceh. It is reported that the camps currently accommodate around 1,500 refugees.   The refugees were transferred to the camp in buses, police cars and trucks where they get food and shelter. IHH through its partner organization PKPU has started giving away hot meals and medication to the refugees on Sunday.   Stranded at sea for 3 months It is reported that the Rohingya Muslims who were turned down by Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian governments were stranded at sea for 3 months.   Fleeing oppression and persecution For many years ultra-nationalist Buddhists who are in majority in Myanmar and Myanmar government are persecuting Rohingya Muslims forcing them to flee to other countries. In 2012 the events took an even more violent turn 140000 Rohingya Muslims from Arakan are placed in the camps bordering sea under inhumane conditions. The other refugees stranded at sea were Bangladeshis who were trying to migrate due to poor economic conditions.   Following the operations to crack down the human smugglers in the region, ship captains and human smugglers left the boats carrying thousands of refugees adrift at sea.   It is more worrisome that there are a few more boats under these circumstances at sea. Human Rights Organizations blame the governments in the region for referring the refugees...

Islamic Relief USA’s humanitarian Aid Helps 8000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Islamic Relief USA, in collaboration with the UNHCR, is working to provide relief and humanitarian assistance to internal refugees in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. There was an urgent need for shelter for internally displaced families and their host communities. Many now homeless people lived in community centers, churches and temporary camp sites. Here are some photos provided by the UNHCR of efforts that IRUSA donors have helped support.   Essential health services are being delivered to the extremely vulnerable populations, including internally displaced persons and hard-to-reach villages, in Rakhine State. Mobile health units, distribution of medicines, immunization and nutrition campaigns, health education, and volunteer training are all part of the effort. More than 46,000 people stand to benefit.   More than 8,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh benefitted from a program designed to provide prevention and treatment services for disease. The effort, which also included basic health care coverage and a project to treat children suffering from malnutrition, focused on the Kutupalong and Nayapara camps in Bangladesh’s Southeastern district of Cox Bazar.   Islamic Relief donors helped provide about 1,000 emergency tents for internally displaced persons (IDPs) of both Rohingya and non-Rohingya populations. Some 2,000 Core Relief Item (CRI) kits were also been delivered. They included: Mosquito nets Plastic tarpaulins Kitchen sets Blankets and sleeping mats Jerry cans and plastic buckets Clothes, such as socks, t-shirts for adults and warm apparel for children Products for women Solar lamps Detergent and soap   Islamic Relief worked with UNHCR to provide some 335 emergency shelters for more than 1,600 individuals in Sittwe, Rakhine State. These temporary family unit shelter spaces are...

Muslims Hands France: 1000 Food Packets in Rohingya, Water for Pakistan, Food for Nepal

  The village of Tarkeswari, 15 km from Kathmandu, has been destroyed to 90 % by the earthquakes. After an in-depth study of the needs, Muslim hands has offered 75 food parcels and 75 hygiene kits to victims. Muslim Hands team has promised emergency accommodation in the very near future. Muslim Hands thanks to the donors, “Your donations at ‪Nepal have made this possible.”   Simultaneously, In Mirpur, located in the North-East of Pakistan, Muslim hands fight against failures. The organization distributed, in a public school for girls, sports clothing, uniforms, school books and notebooks. Poor students benefited from this donation. Added to this is the construction of a water tank of more than 7000 liters.   MHF has also contributed to the distribution of more than a thousand of food pantry bags, and hygyène clothing in the camps around Rakhine. Access to drinking water has also been put in place by the digging of wells. The installation of latrines has also enabled the preservation of decent sanitary conditions. Source:...

Helping Hands USA distributes Food and Medicine to 3000 in Nepal

  50 Food Packages distributed among surviving earthquake families by HHRD Emergency Team. Please donate towards Nepal Earthquake Relief, the damage is immense and the need is great.   In Nepal emergency relief response is sponsored by Helping Hands ( USA) and organized by ISN (Nepal). It benefited to some 100 deprived families after the devastating earthquake at Sangam Tol, Changunarayan, Bhaktapur district.   Priot to it, the Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Rehabilitation team has visited the Nepal Orthopedic hospital.The HHRD Physical therapist completed need assessments and has provided knee immobilizers, cervical collar, knee supports, ankle supports, and shoulder supports according to the needs of the patients.   Helping Hand is continuously working in different areas of Nepal providing as much help as possible to earthquake victims.   Their teams have provided medical services to over 1,300 individuals, physical rehabilitation for over 2,800 individuals and have distributed food packages to over 1,500 individuals. Medical supplies have also been given to neighboring hospitals and hygiene kits to families.   Source:...

Edhi Foundation Buries 27 Unclaimed bodies

LAHORE  – The Edhi Foundation buried at least 27 unclaimed bodies in Lahore in the month of April, a spokesperson for the charity said on Monday . The foundation provided ambulance services to at least 3915 patients during the last month and also shifted 48 bodies to the morgue after they died in road mishaps in different parts of the provincial metropolis. The welfare organization also provided free treatment and medicines to 6605 patients in its free dispensary in Allama Iqbal Town during the month of April. The spokesman further said that 365 patients including women and children were admitted to Edhi Home in Gulberg and Bilquees Edhi Home in Township out of which 344 were later sent to their homes after locating their home addresses. He said that volunteers of Edhi Foundation provided services in shifting 3915 patients from hospitals to homes and homes to hospitals. The foundation also served free food to 13,959 persons during the last...

Islamic Relief USA Feeding  and Sheltering the Most Vulnerable in Nepal

  Islamic Relief USA is providing 500 meal packages and more than 700 tents to those affected by the recent Gorkha earthquake in Nepal.   More than 7000 Nepalis have been reported dead and millions of others are homeless or displaced. At times of such destruction, it’s critical for humanitarian aid organizations and agencies to get on the ground, assess the needs of the people, prioritize the emergency response and collaborate with other NGO’s so as not to duplicate efforts and waste valuable resources.   Generous Islamic Relief USA donors have already contributed  $110,000 USD to provide a one week supply of food to 4,500 households in four of the most affected districts of Nepal: Dhading, Gorkha (the earthquake epicenter),   Lamjung and Sindhupalchowk. Each food package contains the following for a family of five: rice, dal, oil, biscuits, noodles, salt and a Matchbox. Five-hundred food packages have already reached the most vulnerable people in Sindhupalchowk. The remaining food packages are scheduled for delivery in the coming days.   IRUSA Disaster Response Team Director W. Derrick Lea said that local residents were really grateful for the help, as they usually keep a couple of weeks supply of food during this time of year to prepare for the monsoon season and many lost everything during the earthquake.   “Even though the people of Nepal have in many cases lost all their material goods, they have a spirit that you can’t help but be encouraged by observing their fortitude in these difficult times,” he said.   For more protection from the rains and due to the impending monsoon season, Islamic Relief...