Muslim Aid And Ummah Welfare Trust Sponsor Iraq Ramadan Relief

    Wednesday, Nov 19th 2003
    Muslim Aid

    Muslim Aid in its Ramadan programme has spent through its Field Office in Baghdad and partner organisations £35,500 to bring relief to the people of Iraq. To this day 50% of the population is unemployed and have no income for over seven months. Ramadan has been a very trying time for this impoverished people.

    The Ummah Welfare Trust based in Bradford, has donated £24,600 to provide food baskets to be distributed to 2,000 poor and needy families so that they could join the Ummah in the festivities of Eid. Each basket will contain rice, sugar, oil, meat, lentils, pasta and dates weighing 25 kg and costing US$20.

    This joint effort to bring relief to the long-suffering people of Iraq is timely. Muslim Aid’s Chairman Chowdhury Mueen-Uddin welcomed the generous contribution of the Ummah Welfare Trust and said: 'Cooperation among Muslim charities is the way forward and would lead to specialisation and application of resources in the most economical and effective manner.'