This statement is supported by: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Global One, Islamic Relief Worldwide, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Muslim Charities Forum, The Lutheran World Federation, The Salvation Army International, World Evangelical Alliance, and World Vision
The humanitarian situation in northern and western parts of Iraq is dire. The untold suffering of minority groups as a result of escalating violence and attacks is unacceptable and the violation of international human rights and humanitarian laws is despicable. This must be stopped immediately. There are reports of gross human rights violations, especially committed against women and children, which could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
CAFOD, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid and the Muslim Charities Forum undertook a joint week long mission to Central Africa Republic, returning to the UK on Sunday May 4th .
Following the devastating earthquake that has hit Haiti in which tens of thousands of people may have died in this already poor country, the Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) hosted a meeting on Thursday 21 January between UK-based Muslim-led NGOs and Non Muslim NGOs to discuss issues in depth.
This was a well-attended meeting.
A devastating earthquake has hit Haiti in which tens of thousands of people may have died in this already-poor country, and many more will be affected by trauma and disease.
12 UK-based Muslim-led NGOs have started appeals to raise funds for the relief effort. They include Al Mustafa Trust International, Helping Hands Worldwide, Human Appeal International, Human Relief Foundation, Islamic Aid, Islamic Help, Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Muslim Charity Helping the Needy, Muslim Global Relief, Muslim Hands and Ummah Welfare Trust.