THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSLIMS OF INDIAN ORIGIN (AFMI)
AFMI'S Murshidabad appeal on Starvation Deaths in India
Michigan (USA), 4 May, 2005: Some disasters are less well-known than others. In the Muslim dominated Murshidabad district of West Bengal, there have been several deaths due to starvation in recent days and at least 25,000 residents are at risk. One five-year-old boy is reported to have been eating dirt before he died.
This disaster in waiting was brought to light due to the efforts of Dr.
Zafarul-Islam Khan, editor of the Milli Gazette. He has personally visited the area and has launched a charity, Charity Alliance, to alleviate the problem.
The affected area is Dayarampur village and surrounding areas, including Udayanagar, Suryanagar Colony and Paraspur of Murshidabad district, West Bengal. (More info @
The immediate need of the affected people are food and clothing. Long term projects include providing interest-free loans and other initiatives that will allow the people to stand up on their own feet.
Help AFMI in helping our brothers and sisters in Murshidabad escape the clutches of starvation, poverty and death. DONATE NOW. All your contributions are tax deductible.
THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSLIMS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
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