Islamic Relief USA has been providing relief efforts across Latin America for several years, starting with efforts in Haiti in the aftermath of paralyzing earthquake that left the island-nation in shambles. Over the years, emergency aid work has carried over into countries like Colombia, Haiti and Ecuador. The IRUSA community continues to provide aid as often and as efficiently as it can across the region, most hurriedly after emergencies strike, like right now in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
7.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico
A massive earthquake, measured at 7.1 on the Richter scale, struck Mexico’s capital on Sept. 19—the same day that the country’s biggest earthquake had hit 32 years prior. The death toll continues to rise, but at least 230 people are estimated dead and hundreds injured.
Islamic Relief is sending support to those affected, and is finalizing details of emergency aid programming with local partners on the ground. We will update our Mexico page as more information becomes available. The more support you can give, the more aid we can send. Please donate to our Latin America Humanitarian Aid fund to help
Maria Devastates Puerto Rico
IN PUERTO RICO
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, with upwards of 155 mph winds. As the hurricane continues to churn in the Atlantic, it is gaining power and speed, endangering more islands that stand in its path.
People on the ground water, food, generators, recovery work and so much more. IRUSA is working with local partners on the ground in Puerto Rico to distribute aid. We ask you to stand by our brothers and sisters there, and offer your support. We will post more information on our Puerto Rico page as soon as we have it.
Donations made toward IRUSA’s Latin America Humanitarian Aid fund in excess of the support requirements for these emergencies may be used to support other important emergency or long-term humanitarian work in those countries. Natural tragedies like these don’t discriminate—we are so thankful that your hearts are open and generous to helping our brothers and sisters in need all across Latin America, and around the world.