Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the nation’s largest Muslim humanitarian and advocacy organization that works in more than 40 countries, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” against individuals entering the United States from Muslim-majority countries.
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Alexandria, Va. - Islamic Relief USA is sending volunteers to participate in relief efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the extensive damage it sustained in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
IRUSA previously sent personnel shortly after the hurricane touched down last September. But recent news reports have made it clear much more help is needed, in order to enable people to return to the daily lives they were accustomed to before the massive storm.
Alexandria, Va. - Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), which has long supported the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), is contributing $2.4 million to support 3,000 vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) announces the appointment of Sharif Aly as the organization's new chief executive officer (CEO). Mr. Aly assumed responsibilities on April 2, 2018, succeeding Anwar Khan, who will now serve as President of IRUSA.
Islamic Relief USA will hold meal packaging events in Virginia and New Jersey to benefit school children in several African nations. IRUSA is part of an alliance with Rise Against Hunger and Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) International that was formed a few years ago to address the aftermath of a devastating El Nino drought that severely impacted many southern African countries.
In the wake of the attack at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Islamic Relief USA will be in the town for one week to distribute cash cards and emotional care to the families of the victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and critically injured dozens of others.
Alexandria, Va. - In the wake of the attack at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Islamic Relief USA will be in the town for one week to distribute cash cards and emotional care to the families of the victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people and critically injured dozens of others.
Islamic Relief USA is contributing more than $75,000 to provide financial assistance to residents whose homes were destroyed or classified as uninhabitable by the American Red Cross.
Much of the assistance will assist residents living in Yuba County, which has one of the highest poverty rates among the impacted counties. Some 151 homes in that county alone were destroyed. Each family will receive $500 in direct assistance, in the form of cash cards. Collectively, $75,500 will be distributed to area families.
WHAT: Press conference/photo opportunity at the office of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
WHERE: Houston City Hall – Proclamation Room (3rd floor), 901 Bagby St., Houston, Texas
WHEN: 3:30 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2018
The interfaith venture will expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesvos