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Yasmin Ullah: Rohingya Refugee and Tasleem Dhanji

yasmin ullah: We thought realistically we wouldn't be able to raise more than 5,000 but for five weeks' worth of work that was a good amount, according to Vancouver Courier. The pair started organizing and selling tickets for an event, which took place earlier this month, with entertainment and keynote speeches from a Rohingya refugee, Yasmin Ullah, who now lives in Vancouver, as well as a representative from Doctors Without Borders. Sabrina Meherally and Tasleem Dhanji initially set out to raise 5,000 to donate to Doctors Without Borders, specifically to aid Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh.article continues below Trending Stories Fentanyl dealer says demand for deadly drug is driving Vancouver market 15.5 million Vancouver home likely a teardown City unveils big moves' to help Vancouver renters East Van neighbourhood rallies against proposed demolition of Templeton pool When we first started we were planning this on a zero-dollar budget, we wanted to do it within a five-week period of time, Dhanji said. The cause quickly took off. And the donations continued to stream in at the event. With people already making donations when they purchased tickets to the event, the pair surpassed their initial goal before the day of the event. ( As reported in the news.