MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, EGYPT — Umair Fahmidin, former Chairman of the Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Egypt, provided updates on the ongoing situation in Palestine and the expanding humanitarian efforts in a “DiasporaMu” TV broadcast.
Previously, delivering aid to Gaza through the Rafah border was challenging. However, there’s positive news as the Egyptian government plans to open access through the Rafah border close to the Gaza Strip, facilitating the inflow of international aid to Gaza. The access is crucial since many Palestinians lack food, clean water, and essential supplies.
“More aid will be channeled through Egypt. Medications, food, clean water, and humanitarian aid as deploying volunteers to Gaza are attempted to undertake,” said Umair.
Besides, there’s also a campaign to collect blankets for the upcoming winter. Scholars from Al-Azhar University are also supporting Palestine through blood donation.
The Egyptian government fully backs these efforts and plans to widen access through the Rafah border.
Furthermore, the Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Egypt is actively fundraising for Palestinians through LAZ Egypt, and the fund will be distributed collectively,” said Umair.
The Muhammadiyah Special Branch of Egypt also supports Al-Azhar to stand for Palestine.
In a press conference on Wednesday (October 11), the General Secretary of Muhammadiyah mentioned that Muhammadiyah is ready to deploy an emergency medical team and send medical aid, including building a field hospital in Palestine. Nevertheless, the tense condition renders no border countries open their access to send humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.