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|OPERATION ENDURING MERCY|
|10/15/01 at 15:38:14|
OPERATION ENDURING MERCY
Emergency Relief for Afghan Refugees
* 70% of Afghans are at risk of starvation-7.5 million are women
and children (UNICEF)
* By November predictions estimate 5.5 million will be totally
dependent on foreign food aid (World Food Program)
* Refugee populations are increasing at an astronomical rate
* Border camps are unable to provide for new masses of refugees
* mounting fears of a humanitarian catastrophe are in the making
Dear Brother or Sister: Assalamu Alaikum!
The catastrophe is overwhelming. A multitude of disasters has hit
Afghanistan. These include 3 years of severe
drought, 20 years of war, famine, displacement and now possible military
action. Refugee camps are already
overcrowded. They cannot provide for the millions of "new" refugees. Afghans
fleeing are arriving at camps,
but only 2 weeks worth of food and water remain.
Millions of lives are at risk. 7.5 million women and children face
starvation. Estimates show that 1 to 2 million
Afghan refugees will attempt to cross over into Pakistan. Hundreds of
thousands wait at the borders. Many
others are on the move throughout the impoverished country. They are
vulnerable and in desperate condition.
The UN declares that the Afghans face the "worst humanitarian crisis in the
world." Unfortunately, this crisis
will worsen. Afghanistan's merciless cold weather is already coming.
Uncertainty lies in the air. The internally
displaced population increases. Military action appears likely. Still, the
children must eat.
Global Relief Foundation plans to provide thousands of families with food
aid, shelter and medical assistance.
Personnel and relief supplies have been dispatched to the region. Never
before have we experienced such a great
need-Afghans are lacking in even the most basic necessities. GRF will put
your donation to immmediate use
by supplying tents, blankets, winter clothing, food, medical supplies and
water purification tablets. We will
sponsor the most needy in the camps near Quetta and Peshwar.
Operation Enduring Mercy has been launched by GRF as a massive emergency
relief campaign. Afghan refugees
are our top priority. We need an estimated 2 million dollars within 6 months
to fund this emergency relief for
those experiencing such great suffering.
I am writing to urge you to join us in these catastrophic times. Put your
compassion to work. Please give
generously, $1,000, $500, $250, or whatever amount you can afford-every
donation helps, insha' Allah.
P.S. We need your urgent support today. Please rush your check in the
enclosed return envelope or visit
us online at www.grf.org For further information or to place your donation
please call us at 1-888-256-2532
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