Muslims recognize the imperative to care for refugees. Islamic Relief USA is one of a many aid organizations founded by Muslims. IRUSA began in 1994, bringing humanitarian aid to the people of Bosnia. Their first U.S. relief was the following year, following the Oklahoma City bombing.
IRUSA is most active in Africa and the Middle East, where the most refugees were resettled in 2017: Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Burma and Ukraine.