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23 Apr 2013 description
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Many people, particularly children, in the African countries die from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, whooping cough, polio, rubella and tetanus. Vaccination is one of the most cost effective health interventions to avoid deaths due to such diseases. This year, the African Vaccination week is being observed from 23-29 April under the theme ‘’Saves Lives, Prevent disabilities. Vaccinate’’.

05 Jul 2011 description
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Muslim Aid today launched an urgent emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to people affected by the severe drought and malnutrition occurring in the countries of eastern Horn of Africa.

An estimated 10 million people in Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Sudan are at risk of starvation. A shortage of food, water and medicines, made worse by persistent drought conditions in the region have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge in camps in Mogadishu, as well as on the border of Northern Kenya and Ethiopia.

19 Aug 2009 description
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This Thursday 20th 2009, Sadiq Khan, MP Minister of State in the Department for Transport, will be joining Muslim Aid in the launch of it's 24th Ramadan campaign to help both remember and raise funds for some of the poorest people in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe.

The "What will you give this Ramadan" campaign hopes to be even more successful than last year's, which raised an incredible £2.3 million, despite current fears that the recession will cause donors to feel a pinch in their pockets.

Chairman of Muslim Aid, Sir Iqbal Sacranie said "This year …

02 Oct 2008 description
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Muslim Aid Sudan is responding to the floods in Gedarif state, providing cereal sorghum, cooking oil and sugar to over 3000 people in Mefaza town. Many residents lost their homes, livestock and field crops to the floods. 350 mosquito nets were distributed to the most vulnerable, including pregnant women, children, sick and the elderly.

Muslim Aid's mobile clinics are providing primary healthcare to 688 patients, most of whom were suffering from malaria and diarrhoea.

09 Sep 2008 description
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This summer Sudan has been hit with its worst flooding in two decades. More than 300,000 people have been affected and around 100 killed nationwide as the country has been inundated with unprecedented rainfall. According to the Sudanese Red Crescent flooding and torrential rainfall have destroyed or damaged nearly 60,000 homes throughout the country.

27 Mar 2008 description
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The Arab League must do more to address the killings in Darfur according to an appeal issued today (Friday) by an unprecedented coalition of Muslim groups.

The appeal comes as Arab League Foreign Ministers meet in Damascus and is contained in an open letter that was delivered to the Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa earlier this week.

Arzu Merali, Head of Research at the Islamic Human Rights Commission - one of the organisations in the coalition - said,

'Arab nations must take a stand to prove their claim that they are not taking 'ethnic sides' in the violence …

02 Nov 2007 description
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Muslim Aid is launching an appeal for US $500,000 (£250,000), to aid those suffering from the civil war that is ravaging Darfur.

The UN is estimating that 200,000 people have died, and more than two million have been made homeless in the four-year conflict.

20 Sep 2007 description
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In November 1985, Muslim Aid was founded in response to the devastating famine in Ethiopia and the resulting need for immediate emergency aid.

Twenty-two years later in the Darfur state of neighbouring Sudan more than 4 million civilians are in urgent need of support. Four years of continuous fighting has brought starvation, disease and disruption to livelihoods.

07 Aug 2007 description
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In what has been called the worst flooding in recent times, thousands of lives have been claimed, homes have been destroyed and millions have been left without access to food and water.

Bangladesh

With over half the country under water, Bangladesh is one of the worst affected countries. Monsoon rains have wreaked havoc across the country bursting river banks and leaving over 9 million marooned in their villages. Thousands of people have been living on their rooftops for over a week with rescue teams struggling to reach them.

13 Sep 2006 description
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As the situation in Darfur, Sudan, threatens to spiral out of control, Muslim Aid will be participating in a 'Day for Darfur' campaign outside Downing Street on Sunday September 17.

The 'Day for Darfur' will be attended by high profile religious leaders from Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths, and the heads of aid agencies. Prayers written by Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others will be read and then handed in to Number 10 Downing Street.