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Rohingya Muslims in Need

Story by Farhaan Warsame

Adnan Hussain from Masjid Umar has been fundraising for Rohingya muslims. He is a student at Sheffield Hallam University studying event management. He also volunteers for diffrant organisations such as Muslim Hands.

The international community has labelled the Rohingya,‘the most persecuted minority in the world’. Following violence that broke out last year more than 87,000 fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. The majority of the refugees are elderly, children and women. They are malnourished, hungry and living in makeshift tents. As vulnerable refugees, they are in urgent need of food, shelter and medication. Therefore, Adnan Hussain took action to help these refugees and has currently raised £600-£700 for food, shelter and clothing by climbing Mount Snowdon in Wales.

In the future, Adnan is also planning to climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in Scotland, and said, “Young people should involve and use their time in meaningful ways.” He also went to a charity dinner about it, which raised to collect £20,000. There are non-muslim charities that are helping too, all help is welcomed.

Myanmar’s President Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded Sheffield’s highest honour of ‘Freedom of the City’ in 2005 in recognition of her ‘personal courage and relentless pursuit of justice… to secure democracy and human rights by non-violent means’. However, this has now been revoked by Sheffield City Council in order to condemn her ‘wilful ignorance’ and failure to respond to the ethnic cleansing.

Please donate generously and encourage others to do likewise. All contributions can be made to Masjid Umar. For further information, please contact Adnan on 07841 741 232 or email him on adnan.hussain123@hotmail.co.uk

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