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Muslim Aid Sri Lanka brings people together for emergency relief efforts during the covid-19 crisis

As the Covid-19 outbreak gripped the country and the everyone around the globe, Muslim Aid Sri Lanka with the collaboration of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka embarked on a mission to bring people together to provide aid to the most vulnerable families and daily wage earners facing economic difficulties amid the isolation and curfew.

Together with partners Lanka Minaret, Muslim Aid Sri Lanka and Muslim Council of Sri Lanka were able to reach out donors both local and overseas; who showed an overwhelming support for the official humanitarian appeal that was circulated immediately after lock-down. A state-wide curfew was declared by the Sri Lankan government in efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus and assist the health sector to treat those affected more efficiently. However, this seemed to adversely impact people living under the poverty line and daily wage earners, who depend on money made through daily labour to feed their families.

With the support of the D.S offices and trustees of the temples, mosques and churches, all three organizations came together to successfully pack 2650 dry ration packs and distribute them in selected vulnerable areas in Colombo, Puttalam, Trincomalee and Kurunegala districts. The staff and volunteer workforce of the three organizations came together in this time of great need to ensure that the most affected families were being assisted.

Muslim Aid Sri Lanka is very grateful to the Sri Lanka Army, and Police force who extended their utmost support to make sure distributions could take place with the highest standards of precaution. The organization is planning to keep up the humanitarian relief effort to cover more areas of the island and reach out to more families.

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