OIC approves new financial aid within development program for member states

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has approved the allocation, through the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), of new financial assistance for development and education to a number of its member states and for certain Muslim communities in nonOIC member states as part of the Organization's ongoing programs around the world.

The new batch of assistance includes support for the Islamic University in Niger (IUIN), the Solidarity Society for Charitable Action in Thailand, the Gambia Islamic Union, Mahmoud Abbas Foundation (MAF), Najeeb Hajiar Education Center is in Sri Lanka, King Faisal University in Chad, Muslim Aid Uganda, Ibn Saud Educational Islamic Centre in Uganda, Islamic Solidarity Clinic in Senegal, Indhar Society in Senegal, Basma AlQuds Charity Association in Palestine and the Arakan Rohingya Union in Bangladesh and Malaysia.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed AlOthaimeen said in a statement on Thursday that these assistance grants affirm OIC's solidarity with its member states and its stand with the Muslim communities around the world, in implementation of its lofty mission.

The OIC has earlier expressed its appreciation to Saudi Arabia, the headquarters state of the Organization and Chair of the current Islamic Summit Conference, for providing $9 million to the Islamic Solidarity Fund to help it carry out its charitable programs in favor of the Muslim peoples.

The ISF's fundamental vision is to raise the intellectual and moral levels of the Muslims in the world and to extend financial assistance to Muslim communities, with the view to propping them up socially and culturally. The Fund also extends urgent humanitarian assistance to Islamic countries and to Muslim minorities who are exposed to natural disasters and crises.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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