The British relief and development non-governmental organization (NGO) “Muslim Charity” donated 50,000 euros to Doctors of the World to provide relief items to refugees and buy a vehicle for the Doctors to transfer staff between refugee accommodation centers, the two organizations announced in a joint presser in Athens on Friday.
According to Muslim Charity’s UK Director, Maroof Pirzada, a delegation visited Lesvos and other parts of Greece last year with some initial aid for the people living in camps. The delegation then returned to Britain and informed the public what was happening in the camps.
Pirzada said the NGO raised numerous donations and helped thousands of refugees, mainly those staying in Kara Tepe and Moria, in Lesvos.
“We will now return to Britain, but we will come back,” he said. “Our organization is small to medium-sized, our donations come only from individuals, not institutional bodies. Fundraisers are mostly conducted in the mosques on Fridays. The humanitarian aid we offer is addressed to both Muslim, and non-Muslim populations. Our criterion is the vulnerability of the people, no matter what their religion, language or origin. We are all people under the same sun,” he added.