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Muslim NGO raises $500,000 for Rohingya crisis

28th Dec 2017
Muslim NGO raises $500,000 for Rohingya crisis

(LR) Shabnees Siwjee, Chair of the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto Mumtaz Suleman, Fatima Sajan, Habib Meghjee, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Zaid al-Rawni CEO of Islamic Relief Canada,  Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Razak Damani, President and Arif Asaria Secretary General of NASIMCO and Kamran Zaidi (Photo: NASIMCO)

Nadine Osman

The Canadian chapter of the North American Shia Ithna-asheri Muslim Communities (NASIMCO) has raised $500,000 in two months as part of its Rohingya Emergency Appeal.

NASIMCO raised $250,000 and would be doubled to $500,000 as the Canadian Government has vowed to match all charitable donations for the Rohingya crisis.

President of the Muslim umbrella NGO, Razak Damani told The Muslim News, “The communities we serve in North America are incredibly generous and caring people and we are proud of them for heeding the call and doing what they could to help make the world a better place,”

On December 5, NASIMCO was joined by the Attorney General, Yasir Naqvi, to deliver the cheque to Islamic Relief Canada’s CEO, Zaid al-Rawni.

Al-Rawni also shared a harrowing account of his recent trip to Myanmar where he witnessed first-hand, the distressing situation of the Rohingya Muslims.

Correction done on 25 January 2018: NASIMCO raised $250,000 and would be doubled to $500,000 as the Canadian Government has vowed to match all charitable donations for the Rohingya crisis.

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