Unite for Rohingya

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Since 25th August, violence has erupted in Rakhine State (Myanmar), unleashing a full-scale humanitarian crisis. Thousands of displaced Rohingya families have been forced to flee the area in search of refuge and security and have headed towards neighbouring Bangladesh.

Rohingya families are now in desperate need of vital aid such as food, shelter and medical care. Muslim Hands are alhamdulillah on the ground providing these very essential and basic items.

Let's unite for a 5-mile night walk to help Rohingya families.

*Registration required with a minimum of £200 in sponsorship

Details

Date

28 October 2017

Start

17:00

Venue

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST

Event Details

Registration: 17:00 – 18:15

Walk: 18.30 – 20:30

Closing ceremony: 20:30 – 21:30

Free food and refreshments.


Save Rohingya Refugees

It’s been estimated by the UN that since 25th August, over 412,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed over into Bangladesh as their villages – and with it their homes and livelihoods – have been burnt, with 400,00 more men, women and children left displaced inside Myanmar itself.

With ongoing unrest in the region for many years, a total of one million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar to escape persecution and now a staggering 250,000 people in the area have now also been left without regular access to food.

At Muslim Hands, we’ve been supporting families in Myanmar since 2008, providing essential aid, including Ramadan and Qurbani aid, and also building shelter homes for displaced men, women and children.

As thousands of families find themselves in crisis, we’re now calling on you to help support our work and help provide essential aid for Rohingya refugees in desperate need.

Q. Who can take part in the Unite for Rohingya night walk?

A. The Unite for Rohingya night walk is open to anyone who is up for the challenge. Please note, that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your friends and family along with you as this event is all about bringing family, friends and communities together to unite for the Rohingya people.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Each participant must raise a minimum of £200. However, we are hoping that our enthusiastic participants aim for a more pioneering individual fundraising target.

Q. Can we donate Zakat and Sadaqa donations?

A. Yes, we accept both Zakat and sadaqah donations. Please make sure you let us know if you are donating your Zakat.

Q. What happens on the day?

A. The registration desk opens at 17:00 before the walk starts at 18:30. Depending on your pace, we anticipate the walk will be completed by all participants between 20:00 and 20:30.

After completing the walk, certificates and food will be provided. The night-walk will finish by 21:30.

Q. What should I wear?

A. We advise you to please dress appropriately in your warmest clothes as temperatures are likely to be low and the weather may be windy and wet. Please also ensure your footwear is comfortable and ideally waterproof. Any other protective and waterproof clothing/accessories such as gloves, scarves, and umbrellas are strongly advised.

Q. What do I need to bring with me?

A. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended, along with an umbrella or waterproof jacket in case of rain. It is also advisable to bring a fully charged mobile phone in case we need to contact you.

Please note: you do not need to bring a prayer mat as a prayer area will be allocated on the day along with WC facilities to perform wudhu.

Q. Can I register as a group of friends/family?

A. Yes, our previous walks have had many numbers of groups wanting to take part and we encourage you to get together.

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Questions?

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

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