Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Aman Malaysia Launches Gaza Humanitarian Fund

Aman Malaysia today launched the Gaza Humanitarian Fund to help the 1.5 million Palestinians trapped after the Israeli regime closed its border in June.

Its coordinator, Datuk Mukriz Mahathir, told a press conference that the Fund aims to collect RM200,000 to buy food, medical supplies and clean water for those in Gaza. (Read this)

Contributions to the fund could be made via cheque in the name of PEACE MALAYSIA and addressed to Blok B-13-D2, Plaza Mont Kiara, No 2, Jalan Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur or cheque deposit or cash into the account of Peace Malaysia at CIMB 142090007389058.

Mukhriz who is Umno Youth international relations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) bureau chairman said the food and medical supplies would be sent to Rafah at the Egyptian border, some 300km from Cairo.

Meanwhile, Palestinian ambassador to Malaysia Abd Elaziz Abu Ghoush said his government welcomed the efforts by Aman Malaysia to help those in Gaza who were under total seizure and were denied food, medicine, water and fuel.

He said an unofficial estimate put the number of those who had fled across the Egyptian border to become refugees at 700,000. Gaza which borders Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea is 40km long and 7km wide.

Bernama report here.

Read report by Rana Elhindi, a Save the Children worker in Gaza, who describes the impact of Israel's blockade on daily life and the aid effort in the territory: here


Anonymous said...

Will do, tok mommy. Will do our bit for the love of Humanity.

puteri said...

Insya Allah.