by BERNAMA / pic credit: instagram.com/vivyyusof
KUALA LUMPUR – The dUCk Group and Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM) have raised RM1 million in emergency funds in just two days to support the Palestinian victims of Israel’s atrocities.
In a statement today, dUCk said the emergency fund, set up via Kitafund, would be used to provide medical aid and other critical needs for the affected Palestinians.
It said the group, which initially aimed to reach the target by the end of May, would continue to raise money, with 100 per cent of the proceeds to be donated to the Palestinians.
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dUCk Group co-founder Vivy Yusof (picture) said it was the group’s most successful fund-raising campaign so far, adding that donations were pouring in not just from Malaysians but also from all over the world.
“People are donating whatever amount they can afford, from RM1 to RM1,000,” she said.
VPM, formerly known as COMPLETE, is a coalition of 50 Malaysian non-governmental organisations which strives to provide an advocacy group for the Palestinian people and support in raising funds to finance various medical, educational, micro-financing, housing, and agricultural projects in Palestine.
Kitafund is a crowdfunding platform for medical and humanitarian needs and emergencies.
Those wishing to donate can visit https://kita.fund/fund4palestine.
“As a brand, the dUCk group will also be launching special collection “The Palestine dUCk” in June where 100 per cent of the profit from the collection will be donated to VPM.
“Through the collection, customers will be able to own a product from dUCk while providing additional support to the cause,” it said.