Relief organisations sign Memorandum of Understanding to help Indonesia

South African-based relief organisations today met at the offices of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) in Cape Town, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see them join forces to raise much-needed funds for humanitarian relief efforts in Indonesia.

 More than 200,000 are in direct need of emergency assistance, after a tsunami triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, hit Sulawesi island in Indonesia on Friday, 28th September 2018.

 The death toll has surpassed 2,000 and more than 11,000 have been injured and needs medical services. In remote rural areas, most people are staying under makeshift tents. There have also been reports of cases of diarrhoea and fevers as a result of poor hygiene and the lack of clothes and nutritious food.

 The organisations which have committed to work towards raising a minimum of R2 million for the Joint Indonesian Emergency Appeal are:

  •  The Muslim Judicial Council (SA)
  • Darul Islam Zakaah Fund (DAIZAF)
  • Darul Qur’an South Africa
  • Islamic Relief South Africa (IRSA)
  • Muslim Hands South Africa (MHSA)
  • South African National Zakaah Fund (SANZAF)

Donations can be made to the Muslim Judicial Council (SA)’s bank account:

Muslim Judicial Council SA

Al Baraka Bank Athlone

Cheque Account: 78600202803

Ref: Indo + Mobile number

The funds will be distributed to licensed relief organizations working in Indonesia.