WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 120 faith-based organizations and 636 faith leaders sent a letter to Members of Congress and President Trump urging the administration to set the fiscal year 2019 refugee admissions goal to at least 75,000, and expressing deep concern about the record-low arrivals of refugees who have been resettled to the United States in fiscal year 2018. As reports surface of the administration’s plans to set the refugee admissions goal for next fiscal year at 25,000 or lower, members of the faith community decried the low level of arrivals, noting that it signifies an abdication of our nation’s leadership in humanitarian protection through resettlement.
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On Saturday, May 19 more than 1,500 people attended Islamic Relief USA’s largest ever Grand-Iftar. The Grand Iftar comes as IRUSA enters its 25th year of engaging in humanitarian advocacy for vulnerable populations in over 40 countries. The event included a 4 course meal overlooking the DC National Harbor. Both CEO Sharif Aly and President Anwar Khan offered endearing remarks about the development of IRUSA from a small operation run out an apartment in California, to a full fledged member of the global humanitarian aid community.
the 1st anniversary of President Trump signing the “ Muslim Ban ” Last year, thousands poured into the streets in protest, shutting down highways & airports
“We were told this is not your home, and villages were on fire,”
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When a refugee family arrives in the United States, how much support do they really have? How much time ticks away before they need to figure out how to survive alone, and what hurdles do they have to overcome?
Zaki Hadrami’s upcoming 100-mile bike rides benefiting refugees sound daunting—until he starts talking about the journeys the refugees and migrants themselves take. Like his grandfather. That puts it all in perspective.
Zaki’s grandfather’s journey started at age 10 in his native Yemen. The little boy’s father had gone to live in Indonesia, and he sent for his son. The 10-year-old headed out alone with enough money to get him to the border with Saudi Arabia, where he had to work selling gas for a year before he could travel to Indonesia to look for his father.
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) joins other humanitarian organizations in adamantly opposing President Trump’s March 6 executive order that halts the U.S. refugee resettlement program, significantly reduces annual entry of refugees, and temporarily bans entry into the United States by citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.
When you think of refugees, you might think of sad people, downtrodden and stressed. The new music video Free, involving Islamic Relief USA’s creative director, might just turn your views upside down.
IRUSA’s Syria campaign takes on element of competition starting tomorrow. You’ve heard of March Madness. This is March Goodness.
Islamic Relief USA is taking part in something new and unique on March 4: Haircuts for Syria. Participating stylists and salons are donating part of their proceeds that day to send humanitarian aid to Syrians.