Noozhawk: “Karen Telleen-Lawton: St. Nick’s Example”

Noozhawk: “Karen Telleen-Lawton: St. Nick’s Example”

Muslims recognize the imperative to care for refugees. Islamic Relief USA is one of a many aid organizations founded by Muslims. IRUSA began in 1994, bringing humanitarian aid to the people of Bosnia. Their first U.S. relief was the following year, following the Oklahoma City bombing.

IRUSA is most active in Africa and the Middle East, where the most refugees were resettled in 2017: Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Burma and Ukraine.

Warmth for Alia’s Family

Warmth for Alia’s Family

“We used to live in a warm house,” Alia told Islamic Relief. “Alhamdulillah, we were happy and grateful to God. However, our lives changed completely after the crisis. It has become a nightmare. We used to eat three meals a day, and now we can’t afford bread.”

Alia is a mother of six who fled Syria seeking refuge from the crisis that destroyed her hometown of Homs. Her last memories of her home are of holding her children in her arms while the sound of bombs filled the air.

EINnews: “Overwhelmed by disasters, faith groups march on”

EINnews: “Overwhelmed by disasters, faith groups march on”

Touring any one of the disasters this fall including Hurricane Florence on the east coast, Hurricane Michael in the Gulf and currently the Camp Fire fires in Northern California, you will find many disaster response and relief organizations working side by side including the Southern Baptist Disaster Response, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Churches of Scientology Disaster Response, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, Islamic Relief USA and others. All are members of the National VOAD...

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Giving Tuesday Appeals Raise 27% More Than in 2017”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Giving Tuesday Appeals Raise 27% More Than in 2017”

Islamic Relief opted to focus its Giving Tuesday campaign on war-torn Yemen, where millions are suffering from famine. The campaign had raised about $74,000 on Tuesday, a huge improvement on its goal for the day of $25,000 — and way up from the roughly $2,000 it raised during last year’s event.

www.risingupwithsonali.com : “Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Worst In the World”

www.risingupwithsonali.com : “Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Worst In the World”

The World Food Programme in September declared Yemen, “undeniably the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by far.” The impoverished Gulf Arab nation is on the brink of a horrific famine impacting 18 million of its 29 million strong population.
For more information about the organization in the United States visit http://irusa.org.

Islamic Relief USA Issues Statement About The Recent Bombings in Syria

Islamic Relief USA Issues Statement About The Recent Bombings in Syria

– In the wake of news reports from this past weekend about bombings taking place again in the Idlib provience of Syria that has killed several people, including women and children, Islamic Relief, the largest Muslim-based humanitarian and advocacy organization, has issued a statement. The following first-hand account is from Ahmad Aldamen, senior program official for Islamic Relief who is based in Idlib: 

Islamic Relief USA 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign Dedicated to Yemen

Islamic Relief USA 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign Dedicated to Yemen

Islamic Relief USA, the largest Muslim-based humanitarian and advocacy organization that works in more than 40 countries, has dedicated its #GivingTuesday campaign to raising funds and awareness to the long-standing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Newsweek : “Christian, Muslim Leaders Fight Violence Against Women “

Newsweek : “Christian, Muslim Leaders Fight Violence Against Women “

Religious leaders not only have an obligation to prevent violence against women, they’re uniquely well positioned to do it. Religion is blamed for violence against women. We are Christian and Muslim leaders who fight it—together...