Philanthropy News Digest : “NPO SPOTLIGHT: Islamic Relief USA”

Philanthropy News Digest : “NPO SPOTLIGHT: Islamic Relief USA”

IRUSA's Disaster Response Team is the first Muslim organization to partner with the American Red Cross. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the team — which previously had been helping survivors of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina — has been working with the Red Cross to provide relief and shelter at the Dallas Convention Center for families evacuated from the greater Houston area. In addition to providing shelter management, evacuee assistance, and training for local volunteers, the IRUSA team plans to help out with disaster assessments over the coming weeks.

IPS: “What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region”

IPS: “What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region”

According to the latest donor report provided by Islamic Relief USA, more than 9 million people have benefited from charitable contributions channelled through this organization. The International Rescue Committee has also assisted more than 1 million Syrian civilians in need of aid and support.