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The Hajj and Umrah (Health and Safety) Awareness week launch

The Hajj and Umrah (Health and Safety) Awareness week launch at the House of Lords to help and protect pilgrims

Over 25,000 British pilgrims will join more than 2 million from all over the world converging at Makkah to perform this years Hajj pilgrimage in the first week of November 2011. The Government of Saudi Arabia requires all countries to conduct necessary educational programmes to enhance Hajj related Health & safety awareness of their pilgrims before they arrive in the Kingdom. This is in order to enable them to perform their Hajj pilgrimage in the safest and best possible manner. The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (A.B.H), a National Hajj & Umrah specific organisation working for the wellfare and well being of pilgrims have been carrying out this task for a number of years in the UK.

The tragic accidents that took place during the Hajj pilgrimages in the past where a substantial number of Hajj pilgrims lost their lives (including a number of British pilgrims) due to stampedes, accidents and outbreks of infectious diseases caused a great amount of grief and distress.

ABH has been working hard year after year to help and protect the prospective Hajj/Umrah pilgrims, by raising their awareness of Hajj/Umrah related Health and Safety issues through high profile publicity campaigns, via press & electronic media, by organising conferences, seminars, educational training programmes and producing/distributing relevant informative literature. The epitome of this campaign is the launch of the National Hajj/Umrah Health & Safety Awareness week at the House of Lords which takes place on an annual basis. This years Awareness week launch at the House of Lords will be on the 14th September 2011.

This prestigious event will be attended by a number of Members of the House of Lords, Members of Parliament, Diplomats from various Muslim embassies in London and distinguished guests and dignitaries from the community.
The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (A.B.H) strongly urges the relevant Government Departments, Organisations and Religious Scholars to take their responsibility seriously and make every effort to protect the Hajj/Umrah pilgrims from facing hardships, difficulties and to prevents the loss of innocent human lives.

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