On the 2011 World Humanitarian Day, Muslim Aid expressed solidarity with the UN agencies and other humanitarian organisations and NGOs that are tackling acute emergencies in many parts of the World, most notably in the Horn of Africa. A spokesperson for Muslim Aid said: “On this Day, we would like to reiterate our appreciation and support to the Consolidated Appeal Process of the UN and the emergency aid programmes of other international organisations and NGOs in dealing with global disasters and ensuring humanitarian access and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in their hour of need. Over the last year, Muslim Aid’s emergency response in many disaster-affected countries, notably Haiti, Pakistan and the current drought in the Horn of Africa, has saved thousands of lives and given hope to millions of people around the world.”
“We also recognise the contribution of our overseas field offices, staff, volunteers and partners who have been at the forefront of disasters providing women, children and elderly persons food, water, medicines and shelter”, added the spokesperson.
Notes to editors
• Muslim Aid is a relief and development agency set up in the United Kingdom in 1985 to provide humanitarian assistance to disaster affected countries and to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty. Over the last 25 years, Muslim Aid has expanded its work to cover over 70 countries worldwide. Muslim Aid works with all communities irrespective of faith, ethnic origin or political system. Muslim Aid programmes include emergency relief; capacity building through water, sanitation and health programmes; education and skills training; micro-financing and income generation and orphan care. As well as giving practical assistance, Muslim Aid tackles poverty by developing sustainable solutions, advocating for a more just and sustainable future.