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Aussie Muslims Donate 33 Tons of Hay to Drought-Stricken Farmers

BRISBANE – In the midst of huge efforts to raise funds over the past weeks, a Muslim charity in Brisbane, Australia, has donated tonnes of hay to farmers in western Queensland who were affected by the recent drought.

“We’ve brought with us three truckloads of 44 bales of hay in each truck,” Brisbane-based Muslim Charitable Foundation spokesman Yusuf Khatree said, The Chronicle reported Sunday.

“Obviously it’s not enough, but hopefully they will distribute it evenly over the next few days so they can feed their animals.

“This is going to help them a long way,” he added in the video posted on Facebook.

The Brisbane-based MCF partnered with Muslim Aid Australia and other groups to truck 132 hay bales, about 33 tonnes, on from Gatton in the Lockyer Valley to Goondiwindi yesterday

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The Muslims’ efforts to help the farmers have been going over the past weeks.

In August, mosques across Australia raised funds which was donated to farmers affected by drought.

Since August, parts of Australia have been struggling with extreme drought conditions, with all of New South Wales (NSW) – the most populous state – declared to be drought-affected.

More than half of neighboring Queensland is also in drought while parts of Victoria and South Australia are also experiencing dry conditions.

Farmers have been especially badly hit by severe water shortages, leading to crops and them being unable to feed livestock.

On `Eid Al-Adha day, more than 30,000 Australian Muslims gathered in Sydney to pray for rain and an end to what’s been called the worst drought in living memory.


Drought Relief for Australian Farmers

Posted by Muslim Charitable Foundation on Friday, September 14, 2018