$110.8M raised to support Palestine


A grand total of $110.8 million was raised locally to support humanitarian support efforts in Palestine.

These funds were raised through donations at an event held at the Ramadan Village earlier this month and through subsequent donations from persons. The cheque was handed over to President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Tuesday at the Office of the President in Georgetown.

Director of the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG), Sheikh Moen ul-Hack, who handed over the cheque to the President, highlighted that the funds were garnered from persons of all walks of life, not just muslims.

The “overwhelming support” from people necessitated an extension of the donation period, he added.

President Ali, like many others at the simple event, spoke out against the situation in Gaza. Though humanitarian support is welcomed, he said the people of Palestine deserve support.

“What they deserve is to live in peace, sovereignty, territorial integrity and they deserve to live in a land in which women and children are not killed and bombed on a daily basis,” President Ali said.

He also condemned Israel’s actions.

Altogether, Guyana hopes to contribute to efforts at getting humanitarian aid into Gaza. For six months now, Gaza has been battling an Israeli siege.

Israel launched its brutal military offensive on October 7 following a deadly attack by Hamas fighters. Some 1,139 people were killed and about 240 people were taken captive by the Palestinian fighters. Nearly 85 percent of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have been displaced and more than 14,000 children have been killed in the offensive which critics have dubbed a war of vengeance.

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  1. habeeb says

    Hold it until safe to send, before the Zionists confiscate it, like they do with the Palestinians properties.
    Biden might just place a “terrorist supporter” designation on CIOG and Pres. Ali for sending funds to Hamas/
    Gaza… Just my thoughts..

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