Brussel's Muslim Fair returns with refugee theme

Published 08.11.2015 20:23
Updated 08.11.2015 20:24
Brussel's Muslim Fair returns with refugee theme

A fair organized by Muslims in Belgian capital Brussels attracts thousands of visitors at its stands featuring mainly clothing, accessories, halal food and natural cosmetics. Being held at Brussel's historic Tour and Taxi Cultural Center, the fourth edition of the "Muslim Fair" struggles against Islamophobia to strengthen intercultural dialogue. Organizer Kerim Quachek said the fair is expected to host around 20,000 visitors this year. The fair's theme has been set as "refugee."

Islamic Relief, a humanitarian organization, has established a refugee tent to draw attention to the living conditions of Syrian refugees at camps. A Palestinian humanitarian organization has opened a stand to receive donations for Palestinians in need. They are running a campaign for Gazan children with the motto "Do you want to change the life of a Gazan child?" The organization also carries out campaigns for Palestinians living in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. The basic needs of Gazan children like food, clothing and school materials are met through the charity's campaigns. One hundred companies are participating to the fair, which will end on Monday.

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