ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA’S WELLS INITIATIVE A BOON FOR SOMALIS

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The initiative by Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) to build wells in Somalia is not only aimed at supplying water to the locals but also for farming and development in the strife-torn country.

So far IRM has dug more that 40 wells which has helped development in several areas including Somaliland, Puntland and parts of southern Somalia.

Its chief executive Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin said they would next be building two more wells in the Shabelle province at a cost of RM1.5 million.

Although they had achieved the collection target, the public could still donate for the cause until the end of this month, he told Bernama after appearing as a guest on the Nine11 programme produced by Bernama News Channel yesterday.

“The wells we are building benefits Somalis as a source of water for daily use, farming, for schools and health facilities, he said.

On IRM’s winter campaign, Zairulshahfuddin said they targeted to collect RM500,000 to help those in need in 10 countries in three continents, among them Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina .

The public can call 03-89263434 or come personally to IRM’s office in Bangi to make the donations or check out IRM’s Facebook and Twitter accounts or download the IRM app on smartphones.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK