Me and My Hijaab presents: Sponsored walk for East Africa.

18 Aug

Have you heard? East Africa has been struck with drought, and violent famine is claiming the lives of thousands. Well now you know, here’s your chance to help.

Do you have clean running water in your home? Food in your fridge? There are people dying because they don’t have simple luxuries like water, or bread. If we don’t eat for afew hours, or for those of us that fast, we get a tiny glimpse of how a hungry person must feel. Hunger pangs, cramps, headaches. But relief comes when we get to eat. For people in East Africa, no relief comes. Hunger continues. And death awaits.


We want to help our brothers and sisters in humanity who are suffering in East Africa to re-gain their dignity and allow them to be self sufficient. Your donations can allow us to do this. Please please help the Me and My Hijaab blog raise money for Islamic Relief’s East African Appeal. Any amount helps.


Details of walk

Date: Saturday 21st January 2012

Start: Edmonton Islamic Centre, London N18

Finish: London Central Mosque, Regents Park, London W

Distance: 14km / 9.1 miles

The Me and My Hijaab admin will be walking with other women to raise money for this cause. If you would like to join us, please email us or contact us via facebook or twitter. Anyone- of any faith / culture is welcome!

Rough directions that we will be following:

1. Head east on Raynham Rd towardWakefield St
43 ft
2. Take the 1st left onto Cross St
0.1 mi
3. Take the 1st left onto Fore St/A1010 (signs for Tottenham/A1010 (S))

Continue to follow A1010
1.5 mi
4. Continue onto High Rd/A10

Continue to follow A10
1.3 mi
5. Keep left at the fork

Continue to follow A10
387 ft
6. Slight right onto Seven Sisters Rd/A503

Continue to follow A503
4.5 mi
7. Keep right at the fork

Continue to follow A503
325 ft
8. Turn right onto Camden High St/A400
43 ft
9. Turn left onto Delancey St/A503
0.2 mi
10. Turn left to stay on Delancey St/A503
95 ft
11. Continue onto Pkwy/A4201
180 ft
12. Turn right onto Prince Albert Rd/A5205
1.2 mi
13. Continue onto A41
0.2 mi
14. Turn left onto Hanover Gate

Destination will be on the right
230 ft
The Islamic Cultural Centre and The London Central Mosque
146 Park Road
London NW8 7RG


More info about Islamic Relief East African appeal:

The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting over 10 million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.

Islamic Relief is on the ground in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia:

11 August 2011

  • Three borehole wells are to be dug at the Dabaab refugee camp
  • Aqua tablets and jerry cans have been distributed for safe water storage
  • A new diarrhea ward is to be built at a clinic due to current unhygienic conditions
  • Emergency food distributions for a further 40,000 people are to begin

£75 can feed a family for a month in South Central Somalia
£270 can treat 3 severely malnourished children
£920 can provide clean water to 20 families for a month
£10,000 can run a mobile health clinic for 3 months

What do Islamic Relief do?

Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind” Qur’an 5:32

Islamic Relief is an international aid and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world’s poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender.

Our vision:

A caring world where the basic requirements of people in need are fulfilled. 

Our mission:

– Inspired by Islamic values, Islamic Relief work to:

– Assist individuals, groups and institutions to develop safe and caring communities.

– Help the poor to enjoy self-reliance, with dignity.

– Make it possible for those who wish to support others to reach people in need of their help.

We do this by:

– Providing assistance regardless of race, colour, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.

– Working to mitigate the affect of disasters, preparing for their occurrence and responding by providing relief and rehabilitation.

– Promoting sustainable development through programmes in education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, and income generation.

– Advocating on behalf of the poor.

– Committing ourselves to harnessing our outputs and outcomes to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

View the 2009 Annual Report and Financial Statements

Islamic Relief strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide without regard to colour, race or creed and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. We aim to provide rapid relief in the event of man-made or natural disasters. 

In addition,  We establish development projects in needy areas to help tackle poverty, illiteracy and disease at a local level. To achieve these objectives, Islamic Relief implements several different types of projects.

Islamic Relief’s view is that relief, as important as it is, is only the beginning. Giving people the confidence to participate in their own development and to secure their own future without the need for continuing external assistance is the ultimate object. Therefore, Islamic Relief finds it essential to complement relief and development work such as:

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