Thursday, July 14, 2011
African Drought Crisis
Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahmatullahi WaBarakatahu,
Somalia has experience with severe droughts and famines in the past, but due to a lack of proper rainfall over the past three seasons, this poor country is facing one of the worst famines in its history.
Somalia’s lack of water and sanitation has been spreading to neighboring countries, Kenya and Ethiopia, who are also experiencing similar problems. According to UNICEF, 1 in 6 children under the age of five are dying in Somalia, due to famine-related diseases and problems.
A lack of clean water and sanitation has also lead to a drastic increase in cholera and typhoid in these areas. According to the World Health Organization, this is the worst regional drought in over 60 years.
HHRD in East Africa:
Water projects in Wajir the largest province in Kenya, including 2 water wells.
Orphan Sponsor Program in Somalia and Kenya.
4 water wells in Makaror, Godade, Barwaqo, Halane each.
HHRD Emergency Response Plan:
The Dadaab Refugee Camp, is now the world’s largest refugee camp with a 380,000 starving and thirsty refugee population. which is built to house 200,000 persons is packed with 380,000 persons.
Shelter (Tents or Plastic sheeting to cover the thatched huts)
Water (most important)
Food: Rice, Maize Meal, Wheat Flour, Beans, Sugar, Salt, Cooking oil, Porridge, Milk
Powder, Biscuits, Baby Foods etc.
To help the numerous victims of this tragedy is simply a click away. Please donate generously atwww.hhrd.org
Qari Saad Nomani – 85 Qaris in One Man
Welcoming the month of Mercy: Ramadan
For tickets visit: www.hhrd.org
Friday, July 22nd, 2011 – 6:30pm
Arab- American Cultural Center Tickets: $25/Person – $225/Table Contact: Ilyas Choudry: (832) 275-0786
10555 Stancliff Road
Houston, TX 77099
Tickets: $25/Person – $225/Table
Contact: Ilyas Choudry: (832) 275-0786
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 – 7:00pm
Islamic Foundation Villa Park
300 W. Highridge Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
Tickets: $35/Person – $100/Family
Contact: Ishrat Rahman: (732) 668-9921
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
Between Maghrib and Isha Salah
The Muslim Center of NY
137-58, Geranium Ave.,
Flushing, NY 11355
Contact: Athar Suhail: (631) 748-2476
Friday, July 29th, 2011 – 7:00pm
Dar-ul-Islah, 320 Fabry Terrace
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Contact: Saqib Attique: (201) 655-4577