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Omani youth to raise fund for Syrians.

Muscat: Group of Omanis have launched a fundraising campaign to support violence-hit people in Syria.

The campaign titled, 'Syria, Call for Help', is being launched in association with Omani Charitable Organisation (OCO).

The fundraising drive will be held simultaneously in Muscat, Sur, Sohar and Salalah. Donation boxes of OCO will also be kept at various outlets in these cities.

This campaign, 'Oman Youth Campaign to Relief Syria in collaboration with Omani Charitable Organisation' has been initiated by Sohar activist Ismail Ali Al Muqbali.

"I was moved by the suffering of these people and approached the Ministry of Social Development and OCO who gave the green signal. Now while I will handle the Sohar side, other Omani youth will create awareness about the situation," Muqbali said.

The campaign though has been targeted for a two week period might go on for a month, Muqbali said.

The campaign, he said, is a humanitarian and relief effort aimed at helping ease the suffering of Syrians

faced there.

The group is also planning to send to bulk SMS with required details. "We will approach the telecommunication companies for the same," he said.

Those interested can send money to account Relief Account (Syria) Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO) - Oman Arab Bank (3101053013500), Bank Muscat (0423010706280016), Oman International Bank (1500900401) and National Bank of Oman (1049337798006).

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
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Date:Apr 28, 2012
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