• I will be climbing Mount Everest Base Camp, starting the trek on 20th November 2017 to raise money for the Myanmar (Burma) Emergency Appeal.
• As you are no doubt aware there is huge humanitarian crisis due to the violence in Myanmar (Burma), with over a thousand Rohingya killed and hundreds of thousands displaced and in dire need of food, water, shelter and medication.
• Please kindly donate towards Islamic Relief’s Myanmar Emergency Appeal.
• All donations go towards the Emergency Appeal (the cost of my trip is already fully paid for by myself).
Since late August, the emergency situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar (Burma), has worsened with violent clashes reportedly resulting in over 1,000 dead. The United Nations estimate that over 391,000 people have fled for refuge in Bangladesh since the 25th August, whilst UNICEF estimate that 80% of refugees are women and children.
Islamic Relief has been working in Myanmar since 2008, delivering life-saving emergency aid, food and hygiene kits to those displaced by internal conflict and inter-communal violence. We’ve rebuilt schools and funded healthcare through innovative clinics, which allow us to reach isolated communities.
This recent spate of conflict has not only seen civilians killed and landmines planted but satellite imagery confirms villages have been set alight. Entire townships have had to be evacuated creating wholly displaced communities taking temporary shelter in schools and public buildings. 400,000 people are allegedly trapped in the immediate vicinity of the conflict zone.
Islamic Relief is continuing its on-going operations in Myanmar and is closely monitoring the crisis in Rakhine State – please donate now and help save lives.
£50 can provide food for a family for one month
£110 can provide access to shelter
£200 can provide emergency medical supplies
Please donate, however much or little you can. Thank you.