(Washington, D.C., 03/15/11)-Islamic Relief USA has launched an emergency appeal to donors to aid survivors of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami disasters. Strong aftershocks continue to rock Japan, days after the biggest earthquake in the island nation’s recorded history, a magnitude 9.0 quake, ravaged its northeastern coast on Friday. An ensuing tsunami has flooded cities, stranded families, and wreaked havoc on the country’s infrastructure.

More than 300,000 remain displaced with no electricity, food, water or gas. Tens of thousands are feared dead, and thousands are still missing. Islamic Relief USA is raising funds to provide needed aid to those affected by these natural disasters.

Islamic Relief is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Asma Yousef
Public Relations Representative
(703) 582-5880
ayousef@irusa.org