Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Location

“Muslim Aid Asia is the Asian hub for the global philanthropic activities of Muslim Aid, the world’s leading Islamic charity.”

This Asian arm of Muslim Aid has been set up specifically to address the critical needs of disenfranchised people in the diverse and populous nations of Southeast Asia and the Far East. Marginalised communities in these Asian nations are grappling with problems ranging from poverty and armed conflict to displacement and political oppression.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the homegrown Asian experts staffing Muslim Aid Asia have first-hand knowledge of these problems and are ideally placed to create and execute workable solutions for Asian peoples in crisis.

Given our central location in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the heart of Southeast Asia, the Muslim Aid Asia teams can travel quickly to ground zero to conduct critical assessment exercises and fact-finding missions. Our strategic position also enables us to maintain close contact with an extensive network of local NGOs in each individual country, since our modus operandi is to cooperate with local relief agencies to channel aid fast to the communities most in need.

Our proximity to the tsunami-struck areas of Indonesia and Thailand served us particularly well recently: Muslim Aid Asia was one of the first aid agencies to ship emergency rations, clothing and medicines to the victims of the recent tsunami in Acheh and Phuket, offering much-needed comfort and succour to these people who have suffered tremendous loss and pain.

Kuala Lumpur is also the location of choice for Muslim Aid Asia given Malaysia’s economic affluence and enviable resources. A wealthy and generous population known for its philanthropy facilitates fund-raising efforts, and an excellent transportation network, ample supply of goods, equipment and medicines, and first-class human resources enable the swift distribution of aid to troubled areas across Southeast Asia and the Far East.

“A Quality of true believers is that they feed the poor for the Love and Pleasure of Allah alone” Quran 76:6

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