Rohingya

$500,000 in aid for the Rohingya raised by charity based in Thornhill

North American Muslim charity launched its Rohingya Emergency Appeal in response to the growing plight of the Rohingya

 Vaughan, ON, December 5, 2017 - NASIMCO raised a total of $500,000 in aid in the last two months as part of its Rohingya Emergency Appeal. NASIMCO is profoundly appreciative of the Canadian government’s decision to match all charitable donations for the Rohingya crisis and for their commendable role in helping meet the needs of Rohingya.

"The communities we serve in North America are incredibly generous and caring people and we are proud of them for heeding the call and doing what they could to help make the world a better place," said Razak Damani, President of NASIMCO.

On Tuesday December 5, NASIMCO was joined by the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General, to hand over a $500,000 cheque to Islamic Relief Canada’s CEO, Zaid al-Rawni. Al-Rawni also shared a harrowing account of his recent trip to Myanmar where he witnessed first-hand, the distressing situation of the Rohingya.

NASIMCO is a is a non-profit organization with 22 member organizations under its umbrella across North America. NASIMCO was established in 1980 and has relief projects in several parts of the world. Visit www.nasimco.org to learn more about NASIMCO’s current appeals.

From the right: Shabnees Siwjee Chairlady of the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, Mumtaz Suleman of the Nudba Group, Fatima Sajan NASIMCO Councillor, Habib Meghjee President of the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto, Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Zaid al-Rawni CEO of Islamic Relief Canada, Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi, Razak Damani, President and Arif Asaria Secretary General of NASIMCO and Kamran Zaidi

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi, Islamic Relief Canada CEO Zaid al-Rawni and the Ladies Nudba Group along with Executives of NASIMCO and the Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat of Toronto