Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ramadan, month of reflection, purification and abstinence, Poverty around the world 925million hungry people in 2010, Somalia droughts

Ramadan
month of reflection, purification
and abstinence
Facts on poverty in the world
925 million hungry people in 2010


31 July 2011, Sunday / TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH WIRES, ─░STANBUL
Muslims all over the world have embarked on a month of reflection, purification and abstinence from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset. 


The world's 1.2 billion Muslims, around one-fifth of humanity, will begin Monday this year's observance of the Ramadan fasting season, obligatory on all adult and physically fit believers and regarded as one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith.


This holy month is celebrated in the entire world with great enthusiasm and joy, as a great opportunity to remove all cultural and geographical obstacles that stand before the unification of the entire Muslim population around common sacred values.
Source here.


DURING THIS MONTH OF PRAYER AND REFLECTION, I WISH MUSLIMS HERE IN MALAYSIA AND ACROSS THE GLOBE RAMADAN KAREEM.

Latest update:
MERCY MALAYSIA DEPLOYS
NEEDS ASSESSMENT TEAM TO SOMALIA


KUALA LUMPUR, 25 AUGUST, 2011: MERCY Malaysia has deployed a needs assessment team to Mogadishu, Somalia to ascertain medical aid and healthcare services needed, said its president, Datuk Dr Ahmad Faizal Ahmad Perdaus.

 
Dar Al- Shifa Hospital, 
Mogadishu (Medical supplies)

The team is led by MERCY Malaysia vice-president Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Ikram Mohamed Salleh while two others members are MERCY Malaysia head of relief operations Hew Cheong Yew and a Somali student, Yasir Mohamed Ahmed-Baffo, 27, who acts as a translator.


Medical Supplies arrived from 
Malaysia (29th Aug 2011)
The MERCY Malaysian team, which left for Bahrain will be succeeded by follow-up teams. Here (updates: photos & videos live coverage of Malaysian team in Somalia)



925 MILLION HUNGRY PEOPLE IN 2010

No one really knows how many people are malnourished. The statistic most frequently cited is that of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, which measures 'undernutrition'. 


The most recent estimate, released in  October 2010 by FAO,  says that 925 million people are undernourished, or almost 1 in 7 people are hungry. 925 million people is 13.6 percent of the estimated world population of 6.8 billion. 
  

MONTH OF REFLECTION
31 July 2011 

Somalia famine: 

Twelve million are at risk of starvation as the drought and 

famine intensifies across the Horn of Africa. 

The African Union has announced it is to hold a summit

meeting to pledge help for the victims of Somalia's drought.

 Source here, here and here.


HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
.HIS EYES STILL HAUNT ME TO THIS DAY”

"There was drought; We have been walking for 22 days drinking only water," Mrs Haji says. "Since I delivered, I haven't eaten a thing.

One woman said how she left her sick child on the road because he was too weak to make the journey to Kenya.
Burdened by other small children, she left him in the desert.





STARVING CHILDREN IN AJIEP CAMPGROUND
YEAR 2000




1 comment:

  1. salam ramadan katrina, my God, we are always being reminded by the same images of the hungry african child, its such a sad sad thing. i wish i can really help them..

    when we really reflect the truth about hunger and thirst all over the world, we are just so thankful that we are not like them..but a lot of us like and in the habit of wasting food and water. how sad.

    people forget that they will be questioned by their Provider in the next world on why they waste food and water. Hope more people will read this great article of yours. thanks

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