Thursday, January 8, 2009

Palestine Relief Fund

Elviza of Write Away has made a posting on the plight of the victims of the attack in Gaza. I am more than willing to help the appeal for the PALESTINE RELIEF FUND through this post. I cannot do better than to copy en bloc her post on this very urgent humanitarian crisis:

If your heart bleeds for the atrocities bestowed on Gaza by the Israelis, do lend them a hand. Let us part with whatever we can afford to help Palestinians in their time of grief.

Mercy Malaysia has, on 30th December 2008, formed an Emergency Response Assessment Team to face the humanitarian crisis in Gaza strip. The team has been promptly dispatched to Egypt led by President, Datuk Dr. Jemilah Mahmood and Exco Member Norazam Ab. Samah.

The air strike and ground offensive on Gaza - as reported by AlJazeera - have killed more than 700 Palestinians, 219 of which are children. More than 3000 have been wounded.

Therefore, Mercy Malaysia appeals to generous Malaysians to send it cash donations. Contributions will support Mercy Malaysia to procure emergency surgical kits, medicines and hospital equipments to help the hospitals in Gaza.

  • Cheque is to be made payable to “MERCY MALAYSIA” and addressed to Mercy Malaysia, Level 2, Podium Block, City Point, Kompleks Dayabumi, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.
  • Cash donations can be made via on-line transmission or deposit at CIMB Bank Account No: 1424-000-6561053.
  • Donation form can be downloaded from here.
  • Further enquiries are to be directed to +603-22733999 or

Let us make a difference by whatever little we have. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your generosity.


And, may I say here, thank you Elviza for having drawn my attention to the desperate humanitarian plight of the Palestinians at the Gaza Strip.

You, and the other volunteers Mercy Malaysia are doing a wonderful job. Please keep up the good work.


walla said...

Thanks for this, de minimis.

A Lebanon Relief Fund may also be needed soon. A second front of conflict has just opened.

mamasita said...

Yes..A relief fund is a must to aid the war victims.
But how do we stop the conflict and punish those responsible for the war crimes and atrocities?
There will never be a solution I guess.We can only help the injured tail but cannot stop the wretched ugly head!

de minimis said...

I guess when we arrive at a certain vintage, there is a realisation that there are many types of evil that we cannot eliminate. We also become aware that we still can do a bit of good whenever we can to reduce the pain and suffering.

When events like these happen, I always thank Heaven that we live in Malaysia.