New Zealand is reeling after a mass shooting in a mosque in Christchurch left at least 49 people dead. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern described the event as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days.”
Public funds have been set up to support the recovery efforts by the community and police:
Auckland’s Masjid At Taqwa mosque and New Zealand Islamic Information Centre has a campaign hosted by Muslim crowdfunding page LaunchGood. So far, the crowdfunding campaign has reached $NZ 55,727.
A Canterbury local Morgan Fisher has established the Christchurch Victims Fund on GiveALittle.com.nz.
You can also make a donation to the New Zealand Red Cross.
Those in New Zealand impacted by the event are being urged to register missing persons at the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website or register themselves as alive.
People living in New Zealand can also register missing persons on 0800 115 019.
49 people have been killed and dozens others have been injured on Friday following the deadly shooting that is being treated by police as a terror attack. Four suspects were taken into custody, and one will be charged with murder.
Ardern said during a press conference on Friday afternoon: “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.
“Many of those impacted by the shootings may be migrants, and they have chosen to make New Zealand their home. They are us. The person who perpetuated this violence is not,” she said.
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