Message from the President January-February 2016

The history of mankind is witnessing the worst of its disasters. The world was shocked by the recent release of these alarming pictures of men, women, and children in advanced stages of malnutrition and starvation in Madaya, Syria.

Since the outbreak of war five years ago, millions of Syrian families have been displaced from their homes. Horrifying news reports in recent weeks have made the magnitude of the disaster painfully clear: the conflict in Syria has left over 12.2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, with over 4 million fleeing across borders to seek safe haven abroad.

Though recent news coverage has focused on refugees seeking asylum in Europe, the vast majority of refugees have flooded into neighboring countries: Turkey has taken in just under 2 million Syrian refugeesl Lebanon 1.1 million (a quarter of the total population of the country); and Jordan over 600,000.

Many families have fled with only the clothes on their bodies, travelling days without water or food. They arrive in host neighboring weak, tired, thirsty, and hungry. Their lives are in peril because they have little or no access to adequate shelter, food, clean water, sanitation, or healthcare.

Please help us save the lives of Syrian refugees! We are working with our partners on the ground to:
• Provide these families with emergency kits that include hygiene supplies and other essential items;

• Prevent the spread of water-borne diseases and provide clean water;

• Deliver life-saving supplies such as heating stoves, blankets, tarps, clothing, and footwear.

With harsh winter conditions approaching, we need your help now so that we can treat the sick and traumatized, prevent the outbreak of disease, and provide for the basic needs these families.

Are we going to continue our silence and inactivity and allow this humanitarian crisis to explode into the worst humanitarian disaster that this civilization has ever experienced or can we support our local partners and provide the critical care, nutrition, and shelter that is required in and outside Syria.

Your contribution, however small, will make a huge difference in the lives of these destitute and displaced population.

Our partners - IMA Lebanon, Arab Medical Union, DWW Turkey, and Gift of the Givers are working frenetically in deferent regions of Syria providing nutritional support, clothing and shelter, and medical care and support.

You can become a part of this mission by donating generously in any form: financial, humanitarian aid, health kits, medical missions, or just a prayer for an end to this carnage.

Please assist us in relieving the suffering of this forgotten nation. Donate generously to the attached banking account or your local IMA. Your reward for saving a life with your contribution is Jannah itself, Insha'Allah.

May Allah (SWT) have mercy on us all and save our Ummah from this devastation and destruction wherever it is found. PLEASE DONATE!

For further details, please contact:
Ashraf Jedaar

Account name: FIMA
Bank: Standard Bank of South Africa
Branch: Constantia
Account no.: 071848770
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

IMA Lebanon
Byblos Bank, Istiklal Branch, Beirut, Lebanon
IBAN: LB10 0039 0000 0003 4533 0068 2002
Swift Code: BYBALBBX


Dr. Tanveer Zubairi
President, FIMA

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