Selangor Journal

RM2 million to help Syrians buy basic necessities

SHAH ALAM, JAN 5: The Malaysian Consultative Council for Islamic Organisation (MAPIM) has targeted a donation of RM2 million to help victims of the Syrian conflict buy essential items.
Strategic Director Sani Arabi Abd Halim said that would cover food, heating equipment, clothes and blankets.
He said MAPIM with the cooperation from Turkish Government, is also planning to build 1,000 container homes for Syrian refugees.
“We have found that many refugee camps used for the last three years are damaged and not suitable in terms of privacy and cleanliness.
“The refugee camp which will be called Malaysia Turkey Camp, will be built beginning February. MAPIM and Turkey will be the operators for three years,” said Sani who has just returned from the seventh series Syrian Emergency Rescue Mission recently.
Sani appealed to all Malaysians to come forward to help the victims of the Aleppo crisis prepare for the coming winter.
The situation in the region is very dire with refugees reaching 11 million, all requiring food, medicine and shelter.
“They now face cold weather of below 6 degrees celcius, with most of their shelter camps damaged and dilapidated.
“The cold weather will continue until April, ultimately causing death or diseases to many children,” he said.
Members of the public who are interested to donate, can do so via Maybank account number 562834636987 under the name of Syria Emergency Appeal Dana MAPIM.
The rescue mission was joined by three other members who were there for 10 days distributing food, medicine, heating equipment plus two ambulances costing RM500,000 donated by Malaysians.
On January 15, MAPIM will depart to Syria again for its eighth rescue mission.

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