With NSW recording its driest year since 1965 and Australian farmers in the eastern part of the country suffering from extreme drought conditions affecting their crops and animals, Muslims have come to rescue in innovative ways from praying for rain to raising funds and supplying farmers with feed for livestock.
Towards the middle of September, Muslim Aid Australia (MAA) in partnership with other Muslim Charities in NSW and Queensland delivered 30,000 kg of hay bales to farmers hard hit by the ongoing draught.
Three trucks rolled into Goondiwindi in the NSW-Queensland border, where the aid was delivered to dozens of farmers struggling with the current drought.
In the acute absence of rains across NSW and parts of Queensland, the hay bales will go a long way in ensuring that the livestock are able to get a decent feed and continue being a source of income to the farmers.
MAA’s Drought Relief is part of ongoing efforts to relieve the suffering farmers in Australia and continues the aid delivered last month, where over 100 Food Hampers were provided to farmers in Rowena, NSW.
MAA is planning to distribute 10 more truckloads of hay bales to farmers during the month of October.
MAA National, wholly and exclusively responsible for humanitarian aid projects inside Australia, is committed to helping every day Australians in need.
Another major Muslim aid organisation Human Appeal Australia (HAA) as part of the generous Australian community has initiated an urgent drought relief campaign to keep the Australian farmers standing and working on their farms.
As part of its campaign, HAA held an all day Human Appeal Farmers Drought Family Day Fundraiser on Sunday 23 September from 10am to 3pm at Belmore Sports Grounds, 3 Edison Ln, Belmore NSW.
HAA will use the funds raised to give away food hampers, deliver water and bales of Hay for livestock as well as provide cash support to farmers for financial relief.