Bihar Crisis - Batley Muslims respond

    Press Release
    29 September 2008

    Bihar Crisis - Batley Muslims respond

    The devastating floods in the Indian state of Bihar have resulted in the death of thousands of people. Over three million people have become homeless and thousands risk death due to lack of basic food and medical supplies.

    In late August, UWT launched a national emergency appeal for the victims of the floods and over the last few weeks of Ramadan, there has been overwhelming support.

    In Batley, West Yorkshire, the Muslim Community responded immediately and the Rabetah al-Ulama coordinated the appeal. UWT was fortunate to receive £26,603.03 from representatives of Rabetah al-Ulama.

    Director, Shaykh Muhammad Ahmad said in a statement, “Once again the community has expressed its support and solidarity with the victims of a natural disaster. The fund will be used for the provision of Eid Gifts and other medium and long term projects. We thank Rabetah al-Ulama, Batley for coordinating the appeal and pray to the Almighty to relieve the suffering of the poor across the world.”

    End of Statement

    View pictures of Eid gifts (including those financed by Rabetah al-Ulama) being distributed to the victims of the Bihar Floods here.


    1) Ummah Welfare Trust is a UK Registered Charity operating in more than 20 countries across the world.
    2) For further details visit or contact UWT Head Office, 351 Derby St. Bolton, BL3 6LR. T: 01204 383 732.