Saudi media has reported on the participation of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) in a planned meeting of Muslim NGO’s to discuss the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa. According to one report:
2011-08-11 19:25:06 Xinhua Web Editor: Guo Several Muslim organizations, including the pan-Muslim body, will meet in Nairobi on Monday to discuss ways to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa, Saudi daily Arab News reported on Thursday. The paper said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Riyadh-based World Assembly of Muslim Youth will attend the meeting along with several UN agencies. The UN food agency has also called for a minister-level meeting on the drought crisis in the Horn of Africa to be held next week.The meeting on August 18 “will take stock of the evolving situation, needs and shortfalls in the crisis and identify concrete programs, projects and other actions by governments in the Horn of Africa,” the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement on Tuesday. The UN has declared a famine in the five worst-affected regions of Somalia including the capital Mogadishu. The UN says about 3.6 million people are at risk of starvation in Somalia and 12 million people across the Horn of Africa, including in Ethiopia and Kenya. “
Muslim Brothers were instrumental in the founding of WAMY and the organization continues to enjoy close relations with the global Muslim Brotherhood. U.S. government agencies and officials have argued that WAMY has helped spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India. Numerous previous posts have discussed WAMY’s activities throughout the world. Previous posts have discussed the organizations apparent recent financial difficulties.