Islamic Relief is currently distributing emergency food rations and shelter to over 5,000 people newly displaced by the fighting in and around Hodeida. We are also starting to provide emergency support to people leaving the city. Tensions in the city remain high and our operations have experienced a steady increase in delays as the fighting moves closer to the city center.
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Representatives of four charities placed the image top in a survey asking aid agencies to rank the five most powerful photos related to a humanitarian issue, while several others had it in their top five.Older images also drew attention, with IRUSA highlighting photographer Steve McCurry's portrait of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed "Afghan Girl" who featured on the front cover of National Geographic in 1985."It's a deservedly iconic picture because even though it shows suffering, it shows a classic beauty that the suffering can't entirely eviscerate," said spokesman Syed Hassan.
On June 29 the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) are publishing guidance aimed at helping humanitarian agencies to do more to attune the work they do to the faith and background of people affected by conflict, disaster and displacement.
Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Rise Against Hunger, & Islamic Relief USA are spearheading 3year* school feeding initiative in Southern Africa to provide relief to communities devastated by the El Niño drought & support them on their road to recovery. The initiative targets Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
The Lutheran World Federation & Islamic Relief Worldwide are to publish guidance aimed at helping humanitarian agencies to do more to attune the work they do to the faith and background of people affected by conflict, disaster and displacement.
At InterAction Forum 2018, leaders of member organizations, Islamic Relief USA, Catholic Relief Services, American Jewish World Service, and CARE, shared individual accounts of how our community came together to oppose legislation threatening to defund one of our partners in the fall of 2017.
IRUSA joined forces with the Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV) June 1 to host an iftar, the dinner that marks the end of the fast each day during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Islamic Relief USA of Alexandria appointed Sharif Aly chief executive.
GBV project was designed for three years in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, the United Nations Trust Fund and Islamic Relief USA with the theme: “Engaging Faith-Based Organizations to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women and Girls and Increase Survivors’ Access to Services in Liberia.”
A unique, new partnership between HIAS, a Jewish organization, and Islamic Relief USA, a Muslim organization, is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to protection and other assistance to help them resume their lives in safety and with dignity.