AKHMESZHIT/SIMFEROPOL (QHA) -

The Spiritual Administration of Crimean and Sevastopol Muslims has met to discuss results of the Merhametlyk 2015 charity project meant to raise funds for gravely ill children requiring costly treatment, the press service of the Spiritual Administration of Crimean and Sevastopol Muslims reports.

The donation campaign, ran by mosques all over Crimea, has gone on since last Ramadan and up to this year’s one. This year has seen Merhametlyk 2015 donation boxes being placed in stores and other public places where mostly Crimean Tatars reside – something that has never been done before.

Fellow Muslims, such as the Ibrahim Araji Culture and Mutual Aid Society of Crimean Tatars in the Turkish province of Sakariya, Rustam Devlethanov of Uzbekistan and Nuran Emin of Canada have also made their donations.

A total of RUB 1, 442, 750 raised over the course of campaign has been distributed amongst children depending on the gravity of their illnesses and cost of treatment. 72 applications for financial aid have been submitted to the Spiritual Administration of Crimean and Sevastopol Muslims, with applicants receiving amounts ranging from RUB 10,000 to RUB 35,000.

A total of RUB 8, 022, 717 has been raised and distributed since the Merhametlyk 2015 charity project was launched in 2009 and up to August 19, 2015. A total of 556 gravely ill individuals have received relief aid as part of the Merhametlyk 2015 charity project.

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