17 July 2014
SANZAF pledges R1. 5 million to Palestine and Syria
The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) an independent national faith based organisation and welfare institution committed to economic, educational spiritual and social upliftment has pledged R1.5 million towards humanitarian aid to the people of Palestine and Syria.
SANZAF has noted with “grave concern” the fact that several thousands of Palestinians and Syrians are in need of “immediate humanitarian assistance and without urgent increased humanitarian action, their lives will be at risk”.
Furthermore SANZAF will take all appropriate steps to facilitate the efforts of the partner organization Al Imdaad Foundation (a humanitarian agency engaged in relief activities) to provide immediate humanitarian assistance to the affected people in Palestine and Syria.
SANZAF condemns the widespread international human rights violations that the Israeli and Syrian authorities have metered out on the lives of innocent civilians including women and children.
Gravely alarmed and acknowledging our collective responsibility, we call upon all South Africans to take immediate steps to support this appeal by channeling financial contributions through our offices.
For more information visit us on sanzaf.org.za or contact 0861 726 923.
For more information contact Sakeena Bock: 021 4470297 or Sajid Dawray – National Chairperson