Muslim Charities Appeal for Emergency Aid to Haiti

14 Jan 2010

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) today urged British Muslims to donate generously to the victims of Haiti earthquake to alleviate the overwhelming devastation. As an immediate response to the tragedy, leading British Muslim charities (many of them MCB affiliates, such as Muslim Aid, Islamic Relief, Muslim Hands, Human Relief International and Human Appeal) are launching an emergency relief appeal for more than £2,000,000.

“We are deeply saddened by the widespread destruction and loss of life and appeal our Muslim brethren to donate generously to the appeal, so that much needed emergency relief is delivered to the victims”, said Dr. Muhammad Abdul Bari, the Secretary General.

The MCB is also requesting mosques throughout the country to make a special appeal on Friday to raise funds and to pray for the victims of the tragedy.

The contact details for donations to the main British Muslim charities are as follows:

Al Mustafa Trust International: +44 (0) 114 244 7253
http://www.al-mustafa.co.uk/index.html

Human Appeal International: +44 (0) 161 225 0225
http://humanappeal.org.uk/index.html

Human Relief Foundation: +44 (0) 1274 392727
http://www.hrf.co.uk/

Islamic Relief: +44 (0) 800 520 0000
http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/haitiEarthquake.aspx

Muslim Aid: +44 (0) 20 7377 4200
http://www.muslimaid.org/index.php/what-we-do/current-campaigns/376

Muslim Hands: +44 (0) 115 911 7222
http://www.muslimhands.org/en/gb/

Ummah Welfare Trust: +44 (0)800 4 0800 11
http://uwt.org/site/index.asp

Islamic Help: +44 (0) 121 446 5682
http://www.islamichelp.org.uk/servepage.asp?page=134

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Notes to Editors:

The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

Media enquiries should be addressed to the MCB Media Office on 0845 26 26 786 or media@mcb.org.uk.

Non-media enquiries should be addressed to the MCB Office at The Muslim Council of Britain, PO Box 57330, London E1 2WJ. Tel: 0845 26 26 786 Fax: 0207 247 7079

This press release and other MCB publications and information are available on the MCB website at www.mcb.org.uk

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