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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Muslim Aid’s immediate response to Haiti earthquake

Muslim Aid’s partners on the ground in Haiti have been working around the clock to deliver aid. Thanks to your generous donations we have already been able to make a difference to the people suffering in Haiti.

* Our Rapid Response team with Global Medic have been operational since last week. They have based operations at the Adventist University of Haiti, South West of Port-au-Prince.

* There are over 20,000 people seeking refuge within the grounds of the university, where the team have set up a water purification unit and have been distributing aquatabs.

* 30,000 people have had access to clean water now a fully functional water unit has been set up.

* Our team’s doctor is working at the Adventist hospital where there are currently over 500 patients with only 71-beds. The medical team have so far completed 10 amputations and water has been restored to the hospital.

* Our medics reported a story of a 9 year old girl who had to have her arm amputated without any anaesthetic; she was singing hymns to get through the pain.

* Support is still slow but it is coming through, the agencies are working around the clock.

There have been several strong aftershocks and there are reports of looting at night. There is not sufficient staff or medical supplies to treat the increasing influx of patients. This news has been further compounded by reports of even more unexpected devastation at the epicentre of the earthquake as estimates of fatalities have now reached a grim 200,000.

The people in Haiti are still desperately in need of your donations.

Donate now at CIMB 1422-0000070-10-8 (Yayasan Kemanusiaan Muslim Aid Malaysia) or via online. Kindly fax or email us your full name, contact number and mailing address for the receipt. You may contact our office at +603-22881996 for more info.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi


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