Kabul, 19 August 2016 – At the start of a three-day visit to Afghanistan, high-level officials from the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today commemorated World Humanitarian Day in Kabul urging increased international partnerships to address the root causes of humanitarian needs, reduce communities’ vulnerability to disasters and raise awareness of Afghanistan’s protracted humanitarian crisis.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, has dispatched a high level delegation today, 17 July 2016, to Nigeria to hold consultations with relevant stakeholders on mobilizing support for socio-economic rehabilitation and recovery. The mission comes in line with the declared commitment made during the meeting of the Secretary General with H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in Makkah on 25 February 2016.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in partnership with HUMANiTi Malaysia, an NGO, held an iftar to celebrate Ramadan by bringing together more than 500 members from the local Rohingya refugee community.
Rohingya children and families joined in the blessings of this holy month at the iftar event held at the Saidina Othman Ibn Affan Mosque, Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday, 18 June 2016.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani received on Sunday 28 February 2016, Alhaj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The meeting came after the severe setback to the peace process due to the failure of the Philippine Congress to adopt the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). The Secretary General expressed his deep disappointment over the non-passage of the BBL which is a major step towards the final resolution of the Bangsamoro question.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed its concern at a statement issued by the Afghan Taliban on 12th October where news channels and journalists in Afghanistan were specifically identified as potential targets.
The OIC called on all sides to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression. It said that journalists, according to international humanitarian law, are civilians, and that any attack on them is against the rule of law.