Media Inauguration of Humanity First Headquarters - Urdu

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Humanity First, the international aid and disaster relief charity conceived by the Fourth Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (may Allah have mercy on him), has opened its new international headquarters in Surbiton near London. The Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah strengthen his hands) inaugurated the new headquarters by unveiling the plaque of the new site and offering congregational prayers with those present. The International Chairman of Humanity First, Syed Ahmad Yahya, the chairman of Humanity First USA and chairman of humanity first Canada were among those who welcomed His Holiness.

A tour of the warehouse showed the medical supplies, disaster response stock, aid awaiting shipment as well as stock for a food bank.

Using a live link in a well-equipped board room to the Humanity First Masroor Senior Secondary School, Gambia; Ebrima Bayo, the school principal, explained how the school has flourished and supports 1100 students. The local team led by Kuwasu Kinteh, the Chairman of Humanity First Gambia, showed the school, laboratory and the Lord Avebury library as well as plans to build a new sports complex on the site. National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Gambia, Mr Baba Trawally, described the events of the Gambia Jalsa Salana which was being held on the grounds of the school with more than 8000 guest attending.

Humanity First has responded to disasters and assisted almost half a million people worldwide since its inception. Medical programmes include training of doctors and nurses; trauma courses; a new hospital in Benin with X-ray and MRI scanning facilities; and has carried out 2000 cataract operations in the past two years. An orphanage in Benin to care for 100 orphans awaits opening; 3 new schools have been set up in Mali, Haiti and Pakistan; 30 training centres are teaching new skills such as IT, sewing, agriculture and construction in deprived areas are some of the projects under the banner of Humanity First. The staples of life are being provided through water for life with many new wells or rehabilitated boreholes and feed a village schemes.

Not forgetting people on its own doorstep, the latest project that was unveiled at the inauguration was the London Food Bank – the 10th project of this scheme in existence across the world.

The charity hopes that the new headquarters will, god willing, allow activities to increase in serving mankind the world over.

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