Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA is a community of humanitarians–staff, volunteers, affiliates, supporters, partners, donors–who have been working together for a better world for more than 20 years.

In 1993, Islamic Relief USA became an independent (and legally separate) member of a global family of collaborating relief organizations that share a common vision, mission and family identity—connected through the use of the “Islamic Relief” name. Islamic Relief USA operates seven regional offices in the United States: in northern California, southern California, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, which is its headquarter location. These IRUSA offices have been serving to educate, inform, and raise awareness about our various relief and development projects for years. Additionally, IRUSA holds seminars, banquets, concerts, and other public awareness programs across the country to help fund domestic and international projects.

 

Waiting anxiously for evacuees

By Ridwan Adhami for Islamic Relief USA. Omar Nassimi contributed to this blog.

I’m standing in the middle of a convention center in Dallas and there are cots lined up as far as I can see.

Almost all of them are still empty because people still can’t get out of Houston to get here.

Why Our Brilliant Ideas Don't Work

Recently, I have been privileged to attend a workshop on women empowerment in Washington, D.C.  Three speakers presented their organizations’ works and efforts to help vulnerable women around the world.  Shiny presentations were shown on big screens, followed by vibrant discussions and rounds of applause.  There was clearly no lack of good intentions and an honest willingness to help less privileged communities.

Fears of Famine as East Africa Drought Leaves Thousands of Animals Dead

As dead animals line the road, the Muslim Charities Forum is calling for urgent action before East Africa’s severe drought becomes a famine.

The goats were first to die, followed by the cows. Now even the bodies of drought-resistant camels lie by the side of the road.

The fear in Somaliland is that people will be next. Two years of below-average rainfall has pushed this self-declared independent state to the brink of famine and, after walking hundreds of miles and finding no water, nomadic pastoralists have watched their livestock die in droves.

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