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Muslim Aid Inaugurates First Aceh House For Tsunami Survivors

BANDA ACEH: Yesterday Sir Iqbal Sacranie, Trustee of Muslim Aid and Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain launched Muslim Aids Indonesia housing project in Aceh accompanied by the Deputy Ambassador of the UK to Indonesia, Matthew Rous. The Governor of Aceh and officials from the British Council, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DfID, Oxfam and other international NGOs also attended.

At the inauguration Iqbal Sacranie reflected on the Boxing Day Tsunami: "Muslim Aid was among the first international agencies in Aceh immediately after the disaster through its partner organisations in the region. One thousand volunteers were working all over the province providing humanitarian relief. However, Muslim Aid is also committed to the long-term rehabilitation and with this housing project - worth over #500,000 - 150 new homes will be built for the survivors. We are committed to the people of Aceh and will continue to support projects to assist in the rehabilitation of areas in Aceh that have not yet received help."
For further information please contact Ebrahimsa Mohammed on 0207 377 4200 for further details.


1.Agency background
Muslim Aid is an international relief and development agency working to alleviate the suffering among the worlds poorest and most needy communities regardless of race, creed or nationality. Set up in 1985 by leading British Muslim organisations, Muslim Aid supports projects in over 50 countries spanning Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. By responding quickly to emergencies, Muslim Aid provides relief to the victims of natural disasters, war and famine. Muslim Aid also deploys long-term development projects on education, skills training, provision of clean water and healthcare to tackle the root causes of poverty.

Muslim Aid is a signatory of the IFRC Code of Conduct of NGO in Disaster Relief, a member of British NGOs for Overseas Development (BOND) and supports the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

2.Muslim Aids Tsunami programme in Indonesia
Jointly with Oxfam Muslim Aid has initiated a re-housing programme worth #582,305, which will see the reconstruction of 200 traditional Aceh houses. The beneficiaries are from the poor local fishermen communities worst affected by the Tsunami and the project is being implemented together with the 400-year old Fishermens Association, Panglima Loat, based in Banda Aceh. 3.Muslim Aids Indonesia Office can be contacted:

Fadlullah Wilmot, Director
Jln. T. Bintara Pineung No 27
Banda, Aceh, Indonesia
Tel: +62-651-7411927
Fax: +62-651-7400178
Mobile: +62-813-6248-4859

Muslim Aid
PO Box 3
E1 1WP
United Kingdom
T +44 (0) 20 7 3774200




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