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Islamic Relief USA Light of Hope Long Island, NY
Join Islamic Relief USA & the Long Island Community for a Benefit Dinner.
Be a source of HOPE for the Refugees of Myanmar, the people of Bangaladesh as well as those effected in current Indonesia Crisis.
**UPDATE: Just Confirmed Imam Khalid Latif of ICNYU who just returned from Cox’s Bazzar, Bangladesh**
Families across Myanmar have been suffering for years under violence that escalated dramatically in 2012 and has continued in waves. A campaign of violence in 2017 sent another 720,000 people to Bangladesh between August 2017 and May 2018. The official death toll is 400, but more than 40,000 people are missing and presumed dead, according to a recent report by ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights.
Bangladesh has made impressive strides in improving human-development indicators and reducing extreme poverty in the past decade, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Nearly 1/3 of the population lives below the poverty line, and one in five people lives in extreme poverty.
On Sept. 28, 2018, a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami struck Sulewesi, Indonesia. As of Oct. 2, the death toll was nearly 1,350 people. Thousands of homes have been destroyed. These numbers are expected to rise as rescue teams search for survivors. Islamic Relief Indonesia is on the ground providing vital humanitarian aid.
It’s your chance to help the Refugees of Myanmar, the people of Bangaladesh as well as those effected in current Indonesia Crisis.
Guest Speakers include:
Sheikh Yaser Birjas- Almaghrib Institute
Suleman Sheikh & Imam Khalid Latif- IRUSA Eye Witness Account
Maryam Masoud- Quran Recitor and Motivational speaker