In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, hosts B.C. Dodge and Nouf Samarkandi sit down with representatives from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS). Vassilis Kerasiotis and Miriam Bensky are the respective Greece Country Director and Senior Development Officer for Institutional Giving for HIAS. They were also joined by IRUSA’s Director of Public Affairs, Christina Tobias-Nahi.
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Advocates, donors, guest, and staff join together under Islamic Relief to visit Myanmar refugee camps in Bangladesh
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is devoted to prayer, fasting and giving back. We take a look at IRUSA that assembles food boxes during Ramadan for refugees from all over the world as well as anyone in need. Reporter: Deborah Block, Camera: Mike Burke, Adapted By: Martin Secrest
With the support of Islamic Relief USA, the Refugee Dream Center distributed Ramadan Food Boxes to families in the refugee community on Saturday morning. The Refugee Dream Center works to “facilitate their resettlement process and integration into their new lives in the United States.” This is the second year the organization has distributed Ramadan Food Boxes.
Islamic Relief USA (IR USA) generously contributed US$ 2.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to support 3,000 vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza.
Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) generously contributed US$ 2.4 million to the (UNRWA) to support 3000 vulnerable Palestine refugees in Gaza.
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.
Alexandria, Va. - Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), which has long supported the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), is contributing $2.4 million to support 3,000 vulnerable Palestinian refugees in Gaza.
“That the need for humanitarian assistance is far from over. It's even more acute than ever before,” said Minhaj Hassan, a spokesperson for Islamic Relief USA, which has helped over 4 million Syrians so far.
A Jewish and an Islamic aid agency have joined forces to assist refugees in Greece. The U.S.-based HIAS and IRUSA will work together in Athens and on Lesbos