SOURCE: Zakat Foundation

Zakat Foundation

February 25, 2011 20:20 ET

Humanitarian Response to Middle East Crisis: Zakat Foundation Provides Food and Medicine in Affected Area

BRIDGEVIEW, IL--(Marketwire - February 25, 2011) - Many across the Middle East observed attentively the Tunisian call for liberation. Waves of protest have caused leaders to stand down most prominently in Tunisia and Egypt and potentially Libya. These public outcries have come with a grave cost. Many have suffered greatly from displacement and injuries. Zakat Foundation has officially launched an Emergency Relief campaign in the region focusing on Libya to alleviate the humanitarian crisis.

Zakat Foundation has vigilantly responded with medical supplies, food, and volunteers. It has stood with the people providing humanitarian relief in crises areas, especially Libya. "We are focusing on Libya at this time due to the severity of the situation there. We have dispatched two humanitarian teams. Due to our presence in Egypt and Tunisia before this crisis, it was easy for our representatives to mobilize," said Executive Director of Zakat Foundation, Khalil Demir. These humanitarian teams have worked relentlessly to cross the Libyan border and distribute aid. The situation in Libya worsens by the day as the need for more assistance becomes necessary, so we ask donors to contribute generously towards these efforts online at

Zakat Foundation will continue to raise funds to purchase food and medical supplies to transport immediately to Libya and other countries in the Middle East.

Zakat Foundation of America is a Chicago based non-profit relief and development organization which has catered to local and regional needs, as well as abroad to Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, since 2001. For more information and photos of our relief work, please contact us, call 708.233.0555, or visit 

Contact Information

  • Contact Directly:
    Feras Abdelrahman
    Email Contact
    Zakat Foundation of America
    P.O. Box 639
    Worth, IL 60482
    Phone: 708-233-0555
    Toll Free: 1-888-925-2887
    Fax: 708-233-0339