Posted on September 12th, 2010 No comments
This is my video message I shot for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation for the day of Eid ul Fitr. Now more then ever as the word is divided there is a greater call for faith communities to unite to tackle the world biggest problems.
Posted on August 8th, 2010 No comments
In the Wake of the recent Pakistan floods I was interviewed the local Waltham Forest Guardian on my work with MADE in Europe.
The Article was written by Safira Ali and can be found here
Please Note – I do not have any association with any of the mentioned organisations in this article except for MADE in Europe.
RESIDENTS in Waltham Forest are joining forces to send relief funds to flood-hit Pakistan.
Charities and mosques in the borough launched fundraising campaigns after 1,600 people were killed and an estimated 12 million people affected by the worst monsoon rains in 80 years.
Local mosques held bucket collections after Friday prayers today and local charities have run TV appeals.
Nadeem Javaid, from Walthamstow, is volunteering for MADE in Europe, a non-governmental organisation which is sending a team of disaster response specialists to the flood-hit region.
The team will be working to provide clean water to flood-affected communities and hope to reach more than 70,000 people a day.
Mr Javaid said: “The UN has estimated that over three million people have been directly affected by the floods.
“The real impact and extent of the floods is only now starting to emerge and immediate action is needed in the form of safe drinking water, medicines to prevent the spread of disease and temporary shelter. Read the rest of this entry »