Selangor Journal

Continue humanitarian aid for Aleppo

SEPANG, DEC 26: Malaysians are urged to continue giving emergency aid to the humanitarian crisis victims in Aleppo, Syria.
Malaysian Islamic Organisation Consultative Council (MAPIM) Strategic Director Sani Arabi Abd Halim said the situation there is critical with the number of refugees increasing to 80,000, and being in dire need of food and medical treatment.
“We call on everyone in this country to donate to victims of the conflict via Maybank account 5628 3463 6987, under the name of Syria Emergency Appeal Dana Mapim,” he said as reported by BERNAMA.
Sani, who is leading the aid mission to Aleppo together with three others, said the collective amount is still far from the targeted RM2 million.
“I will be leading the first group to Syria and will be there for 10 days, sending food and medicine. There is also a plan to build 1,000 refugee camps with a cost of RM50,000,” he said.
Sani said they will also receive medical supplies from Turkey and buy food from farmers in areas in Syria unaffected by the conflict.
“Besides that, the locals are facing a tough time with the coming winter. We are sending 3,000 blankets and children’s sweaters,” he said.
He added that this is the seventh aid mission organised by MAPIM since the conflict broke out in Syria.
According to him, the second mission will depart on January 15, 2017; consisting of 10 MAPIM members.

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