Noozhawk: “Karen Telleen-Lawton: St. Nick’s Example”

Noozhawk: “Karen Telleen-Lawton: St. Nick’s Example”

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.

EINnews: “Overwhelmed by disasters, faith groups march on”

EINnews: “Overwhelmed by disasters, faith groups march on”

Touring any one of the disasters this fall including Hurricane Florence on the east coast, Hurricane Michael in the Gulf and currently the Camp Fire fires in Northern California, you will find many disaster response and relief organizations working side by side including the Southern Baptist Disaster Response, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Churches of Scientology Disaster Response, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, Islamic Relief USA and others. All are members of the National VOAD...

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Giving Tuesday Appeals Raise 27% More Than in 2017”

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “Giving Tuesday Appeals Raise 27% More Than in 2017”

Islamic Relief opted to focus its Giving Tuesday campaign on war-torn Yemen, where millions are suffering from famine. The campaign had raised about $74,000 on Tuesday, a huge improvement on its goal for the day of $25,000 — and way up from the roughly $2,000 it raised during last year’s event.

www.risingupwithsonali.com : “Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Worst In the World”

www.risingupwithsonali.com : “Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Is Worst In the World”

The World Food Programme in September declared Yemen, “undeniably the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by far.” The impoverished Gulf Arab nation is on the brink of a horrific famine impacting 18 million of its 29 million strong population.
For more information about the organization in the United States visit http://irusa.org.

Islamic Relief USA Issues Statement About The Recent Bombings in Syria

Islamic Relief USA Issues Statement About The Recent Bombings in Syria

– In the wake of news reports from this past weekend about bombings taking place again in the Idlib provience of Syria that has killed several people, including women and children, Islamic Relief, the largest Muslim-based humanitarian and advocacy organization, has issued a statement. The following first-hand account is from Ahmad Aldamen, senior program official for Islamic Relief who is based in Idlib: 

Islamic Relief USA 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign Dedicated to Yemen

Islamic Relief USA 2018 #GivingTuesday Campaign Dedicated to Yemen

Islamic Relief USA, the largest Muslim-based humanitarian and advocacy organization that works in more than 40 countries, has dedicated its #GivingTuesday campaign to raising funds and awareness to the long-standing humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Newsweek : “Christian, Muslim Leaders Fight Violence Against Women “

Newsweek : “Christian, Muslim Leaders Fight Violence Against Women “

Religious leaders not only have an obligation to prevent violence against women, they’re uniquely well positioned to do it. Religion is blamed for violence against women. We are Christian and Muslim leaders who fight it—together...

WDRB Media: “Islamic Relief USA donates $100,000 to Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center”

WDRB Media: “Islamic Relief USA donates $100,000 to Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center”

The Muhammad Ali Center has received a major donation from an Islamic non-profit humanitarian agency.

Islamic Relief USA has given $100,000 to the center on its 13th anniversary, according to a news release. The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization says its an effort to honor the legacy of Louisville's boxing legend.