The continued deteriorating situation for the Rohingya in Burma has pushed Muslim Council of Hong Kong to launch this appeal with Ummah Welfare Trust.
More than one million Rohingya Muslims in Arakan state, Burma, are today living in apartheid conditions. Much of the countryside in Arakan is awash with concentration camps, the grim result of a targeted pogrom which has seen Muslims killed and villages razed to the ground.
Arguably worse is the plight of those who have chosen to flee the persecution.
Thousands, in their attempt to reach to Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere, have been imprisoned, tortured or left out to die at sea.
The Rohingya are now trapped between repression in their homeland and abuse in neighbouring countries. It is up to us to respond and show them that they have not been forgotten.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
'Shall I not tell you about the people of Paradise? Every weak and oppressed one. Shall I not tell you about the people of Hell? Every harsh, haughty and arrogant one.'
(Sunan Ibn Majah)
Ummah Welfare Trust has been administering relief in Burma for 10 years. Using its established local network, the charity has maintained support to besieged Rohingya families in Arakan since the outbreak of violence in 2012.
This new appeal will focus on increasing support to isolated families in Arakan, and rehabilitating newly-arrived refugees in Indonesia's Aceh region. Families here will be provided with food, clothing and shelter.
Let us remember our Reckoning with Allah, and answer the cries of the Rohingyan mothers and their children. Donate what you can in support of them before Ramadhan.
Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah accepted.
Muslim Council of Hong Kong MCHK
Rohingya Muslims Crisis Aid Appeal
Raising money to help the needy Rohingya Muslims for Ummah Welfare Trust because they continue to be oppressed and forgotten.
We raise money and awareness to help the poor & forgotten in the Ummah.
Charity Registration No. 1000851