Muslim Aid called on the Office of the Agent-General for Queensland, London, on 2 February 2010, and presented a £10,000 cheque to Mr Andrew Craig, Agent-General for Queensland, for the flood affected people in Australia, raised through its Global Emergency Appeal.
Tens of thousands of residents have been affected by the worst flooding to hit Australia in decades. Entire towns were engulfed in Queensland and Victoria, made worse by yesterday’s powerful cyclone in Queensland.
The Agent-General for Queensland appreciated the efforts of Muslim Aid for raising the funds and said: “My Premier has asked me to pass on a message of gratitude and that the donations will go to all those individuals where the need is most.” He further added: “On behalf of all Queenslanders, we thank Muslim Aid very much indeed, it’s a most generous donation.”
The Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said: “We are happy to be able to help for such a large scale disaster. Muslim Aid are part of a global collective effort to help the people of Australia get back on their feet from the recent flooding. As an International relief and development agency our aim is to serve humanity and our first line of work comes in the form of providing emergency support and assistance to those affected by disasters. We would like to say thank you to all our donors and encourage all NGOs and Governments to lend their support to the people of Australia during this trying time.”
The meeting was also attended by Muslim Aid Trustee, Dr Abdul Majid Katme; CEO of Muslim Aid, Mr Syed Sharfuddin and Head of International Programmes of Muslim Aid, Mr Imran Madden.