ALERT: Hurricane Dorian’s Destructive Path
On Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, then-category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Northwestern Bahamas with 180 mile-per-hour winds that generated 18-23 feet of coastal flooding. Nearly 50 people have died and hundreds are missing in what is the worst hurricane to hit the Bahamas in history.
On Friday, Sept. 6, Dorian then officially made landfall along the Eastern seaboard of the United States, slamming into North Carolina, before heading toward Canada.
Survivors across the region are desperate for support, including food, water, shelter, and more. IRUSA has officially launched an emergency and will be working with first responders to assess and assist vulnerable populations.
Please donate to IRUSA’s Global Humanitarian Aid fund now to help survivors.
More than 25 Years of Emergency Aid
Humanitarian needs become immediate and severe when emergencies and disasters occur. For more than 25 years, Islamic Relief USA has provided rapid relief to survivors of emergencies across the world as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Our partnerships with local staff in over three dozen countries maximize IRUSA’s ability to respond to urgent situations with speed and efficiency. We also maintain the highest standards of best practices and cultural sensitivity.
Islamic Relief USA’s emergency aid efforts often include distribution of food, water, and clothing. Construction of temporary shelters and providing vital medical care is also a priority.
In the United States, IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team is among first responders for emergencies. In certain cases, team members are also sent to provide relief internationally.