I'm sure many of us are well aware of the fact that UN has officially declared two parts of Somalia to be in famine amid the worst drought in east Africa for 60 years.
** FAMINE is a drastic, wide-reaching food shortage.**
If you haven't heard of it, check out these collection of Brendan Bannon's (a photojournalist on assignment for Polaris Images) recent images from Dadaab refugee camp. There are 34 photos in this collection and each photo tell their own story.- image credit: Boston.com -
I just shared few photos from the collection, for other photos check it out at Boston.com.
While we were thinking of what type of food to buy at Pasar Ramadhan this evening, there are thousands of people who suffers for food shortage.
While we were busy planning on what color should we wear for this Eid, there are thousands of people who doesnt even have a clothes to wear on them.
While we were complaining about the taste of cendol that we bought is not so good, there are thousands of people who doesn't even have easy access on clean water source to drink for.
While we were eating even with full stomach at overpriced Buffet Ramadhan at 5 star hotels, there are thousands of people who haven't been eating for 3 days.
If we can afford to buy anything from online shopping; thus we can also afford to donate to them online. Your donation today can save these children’s lives.
MHI (Malaysia Hari Ini, TV3) and all 9 radios under AMP channel have announced one of the option for us to donate to these unfortunate people in Somalia. For those in Malaysia, you can donate through Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM).
“Due to the increasing severity of the situation, Islamic Relief, as part of the DEC and around the world through its Partner Offices, joined in an emergency appeal for East Africa. Further donor support is urgently needed to meet the increasing humanitarian needs emerging from the effects of prolonged drought and escalating fighting.” Said Yasmin Hussein, IRW Communications Director.
Donors are now able to donate online --> CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE
We also require you to key in your Address in the “REMARK” space.
You can also bank-in your donations to our Maybank (5621 4270 8704) or CIMB account (1259 0000 804 058), and fax to us the bank-in receipts to our fax number (03-8948 7339) or e-mail the receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please specify on the receipt which appeal you would like to donate to (e.g: Somalia Crisis Relief). For a more detailed explanation, call us on +60 (0)3 8948 6334.
All donations will be directed to Muslims in Somalia after covering needy cases of Muslims in Japan. *refer: Egypt's Mufti calls to direct zakat money to Somalia *
If we think our problems are big, think carefully about these people in Somalia. Then, you'll realize that our problems are so tiny compared to their problem. May Allah help them to face this horrible condition and may Allah guide us to be a better Muslim that can give benefit to other Muslims; Insya Allah.
Psssssttt : Ucapan syukur bila dapat bonus raya sepatutnya bukan sekadar di bibir "Syukur, Alhamdulillah"; tetapi juga harus di zahirkan dalam bentuk perbuatan. Menysukuri nikmat itu dengan cara berkongsi 'kelebihan' yang kita ada dengan 'kekurangan' yang sedang orang lain lalui.
Pssssttt lagi : bila tengok gambar-gambar ini , terus rasa bersalah membuak-buak nak membazir makanan yang kita ada.
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