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Since its inception, one of Islamic Relief’s primary goals has been to provide rapid relief for disaster victims. Partnerships in some three dozen countries and local staff in affected areas maximize Islamic Relief’s ability to respond to urgent situations with speed and efficiency, as well as cultural sensitivity. Islamic Relief’s emergency aid efforts often include the distribution of food, water and clothing; the construction of temporary shelters; and the administration of vital medical care.

IRUSA’s Disaster Response team is among first responders for emergencies in the United States. In some cases, team members have also been sent to provide relief internationally. Learn more about DRT and how you can become a volunteer via irusa.org/drt.

Active Emergency Countries

East Africa

Parts of eastern Africa, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and South Sudan are facing critical weather conditions that have brought famine, drought, flooding… (read more)


Since March 15, 2011, millions of Syrians have been living in daily turmoil. IRUSA donors have been helping Syrians in need in the country and those living as refugees… (read more)


An already dire humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to get progressively worse, with both man-made conflicts and natural issues causing conditions to deteriorate… (read more)


Violence and fighting are forcing thousands of Iraqis to flee their homes. An emergency declared on Oct. 17, 2016, is an indicator of strife that Iraqis constantly face… (read more)

Refugee Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled due to violence at home. Around 50% of them are Syrians seeking sanctuary from violence or persecution at home… (read more)



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