Previously climbed the highest mountain of Africa for Palestinian children Rawan Muwahid this time climbs up to 5,642-meter-high Mt.Elbrus to raise awareness for Muslims minority in Myanmar, Rohingyas and Syrians.
Originally Palestinian Rawan Muwahid is living in United Arab Emirates. Although she has her diploma in Architecture, she creates awareness for the humanitarian aid campaigns with her recent interest-hiking, and mountaineering.
In November 2011, she organized a humanitarian campaign with Palestine Children Relief Fund and climbed Mt.Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain of Africa, in Tanzania. Every step she took in became a brick to build pediatric oncology department at Al Hussein Hospital in Beit Jala, which is the first and only pediatric oncology department in the public sector in Palestine.
Taking action for the suffering Rohingyas and Syrians Rawan Muwahid attempts to summit Mt.Elbrus, the highest mountain of Europe with 5,642 meters, located in the Caucasus Range in southern Russia. Starting on 21 August, the climb is planning to take 9 days.
Being asked about her activism for Syrians and Rohingyas, Rawan responded stating “Although these two causes are quite separate from each other in both geography and circumstances, however, the suffering remains universal. I struggled at the beginning thinking of all the atrocities committed against human beings around the world, and trying to chose a charity, or a cause became almost impossible. However, with the recent developments in Syria, and the complete media blackout on the suffering of the Rohingya in Burma, I decided to use this opportunity to shed light on both causes, and not only raise funds but also awareness that is much needed.”
Rawan’s aim is to raise awareness for the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar/Burma and Syria, and to raise funds for the suffering people of the both countries.
The raised funds via Rawan’s activism is to be used for IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation’s (Turkey’s most influental NGO) emergency campaigns that are successfully in operation for two different countries.