IIFA participates in training course on emergency preparedness, response and disaster management
Mr. Mohamed Walid Al-Idrissi, Director of the Department of Media and Public Relations, represented the Academy, participated in the training course on emergency preparedness and response and disaster management (Global Refugee Forum/Global Compact on Refugees) organized by the Secretariat General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, at the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf States during the period between 17-18 Rabi’ al-Akhir 1445, corresponding to 1-2 November 2023, at the headquarters of the OIC in Jeddah.
The course included a group of specialized lectures delivered by UNHCR experts and aimed to provide representatives of the OIC’s member states, employees of the Secretariat General and subsidiary agencies with the necessary knowledge about emergency preparedness and disaster management, in addition to exchanging important technical information about the Global Compact on Refugees and preparations for the next Global Refugee Forum. The lecture highlighted the challenges facing women during conflicts and emergencies, as women constitute more than half of the refugees and displaced people in the world.
It is worth noting that the Academy has issued a legal fatwa calling on philanthropists around the world to contribute a portion of their zakat and donations to the activities and programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees aimed at saving millions of people who live in extremely harsh living conditions and are suffering under the yoke of poverty and destitution, and clean living.