Emergency / Food Aid
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy. It was felt across a large swathe of the country, including in Rome. The areas most affected include Amatrice and Accumoli. This is the worst earthquake to hit Italy since 2009.
Thousands of people became homeless, searching for refuge in the streets and awaiting the opening of shelters. Some 300 people were killed.
Islamic Relief Italy relief staff and volunteers were on the ground in less than 12 hours, helping those in need. More than 100 families received assistance.