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Islamic Relief & Muslim Aid.

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Islamic Relief & Muslim Aid Islamic Relief Worldwide, established in 1984, have spent �378,000 to help the refugees in Albania. This includes two plane loads of food, medicine, clothes, blankets and tents - one already sent last week to Albania and one plane load to be sent this weekend. They have allocated �1.25 million to be spent for the next six months. Islamic Relief are currently fully responsible to providing food, clothing, bedding, medical supplies, as well as meeting the accommodation needs of about 5,000 refugees at a camp in Shkodre, Albania's 2nd City. Islamic Relief already has a permanent base in Albania, established in 1992 and has been working to help the refugees since June 1998 when the refugees began arriving into Albania because of 'ethnic cleansing' by the Serbs. Another Muslim charity, Muslim Aid, which was established in 1985, announced on April 13, that it has allocated an additional �500,000, bringing a total of �1 million allocated for the Kosovar refugees in Albania, Macedonia and Montenegro. ...read more.


Working in 50 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean, Muslim Aid is striving to help the poor overcome the suffering they endure due to natural disasters and lack of life's basic necessities. By working through partners, we are able to ensure that more of your donations reach those in need, rather than being spent on administration. We are also building the capacity of local people to work for poverty eradication and the development of civil societies, thus empowering them to tackle the problems confronting their own communities.' These projects ensure that individuals who live in poverty stricken areas can have access to basic necessities and the skills necessary to generate an income so that they are not permanently dependent on aid agencies for food and shelter. Since its inception, the number of community-based humanitarian organisations that Muslim Aid works with has been constantly growing. We are committed to a partnership-based approach to poverty eradication and empowerment, and our network of partners now spans 50 countries across the globe. ...read more.


Its work has quickly become recognized in this field amongst international organizations such as the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) and the Department for International Development. Orphans Projects Islamic Relief has an Orphans Welfare Program which provides care for orphans and ramining members of their family. This has included the provision of health care and education within their own communities. Seasonal Projects Islamic Relief operates two primary seasonal projects which both involve food distribution: 1. Ramadan 79,367 food parcels were distributed to the fasting in Ramadan in 2001, benefiting 461,946 people in 22 countries around the world. 2. Qurbani/Udhiyyah This has become one of Islamic Relief's biggest projects. The number of Qurbanis/Udhiyyahs for Eid al-Adha that were distributed in the year 2001 was 38,604 from which 1,086,846 people benefited in 16 countries around the world. Domestic Projects Islamic Relief sees the importance of assisting those in need who live in our communities. The local projects which we help support include a homeless feeding program, and a free medical clinic in underserved areas of Los Angeles. Our aim is to continue to assist community-based organizations, as well as develop new programs to help people locally. ...read more.

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