On World Refugee Day – Muslim Council of Elders calls for an end to wars and conflicts and to instill hope in the hearts of refugees
Under the Chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders calls upon the international community to work towards alleviating the immense suffering faced by refugees, internally displaced persons, and homeless individuals as a result of wars and conflicts in the face of extremely difficult humanitarian conditions.
On World Refugee Day, celebrated by the United Nations under the theme ‘Hope Away from Home’ for 2023, the Muslim Council of Elders emphasizes the necessity of instilling hope in the hearts of refugees while striving to end their suffering and ensuring their safety to resume their normal lives. This includes providing refugees and their families with adequate housing, food, and water.
Likewise, the Muslim Council of Elders is exerting efforts to raise awareness about the plight of refugee whilst advocating for their assistance. The 2019 Abu Dhabi Document on Human Fraternity, co-signed by His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, alongside His Holiness Pope Francis, Pontiff of the Catholic Church emphasizes the importance of alleviating the plight of refugees, the marginalized, poor and needy as well as those who have lost their homes without any form of exclusion or discrimination, based on our shared humanity.