Islamic Relief Declares State of Emergency in Italy and Assists in Disaster Response

Islamic Relief USA declared a State of Emergency in Italy today in response to the devastating earthquake that struck the central parts of the country last Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people.

Islamic Relief Italy is assisting the Civil Protection Agency and Red Cross Society as part of the coordination cluster and has started emergency aid distribution since Wednesday to families most affected by the disaster. Assistance also included clearing debris and setting up tent areas.

 

Media Contact: Mayssoun Olabi molabi@irusa.org or 703-370-7202

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of theInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.