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27 July 2017

 

RLA Foundation Singapore will organise a special fundraising effort in aid of the affected victims. Donation boxes will be placed at all 71 mosques on Friday 28 July 2017 (Friday prayers) until Thursday 3 August 2017. All boxes will be marked “Humanitarian Relief for People of Yemen”.

Members of the public can also offer their donations in cash, cheque or online. Cheques should be made payable to “RLAF” with the words “Humanitarian Relief for People of Yemen” written on the back. Cash and cheques can be delivered to the following:

RLAF Office
Masjid Yusof Ishak, Level 4
10 Woodlands Drive 17
Singapore 737740

or

RLAF
Singapore Islamic Hub
273 Braddell Road
Singapore 579702

Online donations can also be made at the Muis website https://zakat.sg/ePayment/donations.aspx.


We would like to express our deepest condolences to victims of the humanitarian crisis that has befallen the people of Yemen. We share their grief and the loss of their loved ones and pray that they may be given the strength.

Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East. The two-year old conflict has severely compounded needs arising from long years of poverty and insecurity. The worsening insecurity and violence has disrupted millions of lives, resulting in widespread casualties and massive displacement, and the situation is rapidly deteriorating.

Those forced to flee their homes are especially at risk. Over 2 million displaced people still languish in desperate conditions, away from home and deprived of basic needs and in acute need of lifesaving support. Most have lost their livelihoods and have sought shelter with relatives and friends, in schools, public and abandoned buildings, makeshift shelters, or in the open with little to no protection. To further compound the situation, the incidence advent of cholera in the region has caused many to perish as it claims a high number of victims not seen before in any other parts of the world.

We will collaborate with the United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in determining the best use for the funds collected. Our primary focus would be to provide for emergency assistance and hope for the children trapped in the crisis.

This fundraising effort represents our small contribution to ease the sufferings of the affected victims and families.