The Islamic Solidarity Fund of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced that the number of projects approved and executed since its establishment up to 2017 is about 2, 695 projects in the amount of US$249 million. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen lauded the ongoing generous voluntary contributions by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Turkey.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls upon the international community, the international organizations and the civil society organizations to intensify their efforts in supporting the Republic of Yemen to contain the cholera epidemic, stop its spread and address the humanitarian and health situation, which has significantly deteriorated.
The OIC General Secretariat expressed its strong condemnation of the acts of violence perpetrated at Bangassou in Central Africa, by Anti Balaka militias, on 12-13 May 2017, which claimed the lives of dozens of dead among Muslims and UN peacekeepers, including a soldier from the Kingdom of Morocco and five others of different nationalities, as well as the displacement of hundreds of unarmed civilians.
A five-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to effectively respond to humanitarian crises and coordinate within the international humanitarian system is held in Kampala, Uganda at the initiative of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in cooperation with the United States Agency for International Development, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and implemented by International Medical Corps.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomes the signing of an operational programme between King Salman Relief and Humanitarian AidCentre (KS-RELIEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), for delivering humanitarian aid and relief in Myanmar.