euronews.com: “In these uncertain times, a Syrian refugee can teach us about hope and endurance”

euronews.com: “In these uncertain times, a Syrian refugee can teach us about hope and endurance”

My organisation, Islamic Relief, runs programmes here with refugees and the internally displaced including supporting survivors of gender-based and sexual violence. Important work to be sure, but I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to cope with sadness and trauma on top of how rubbish things already felt in what I know is my protected bubble.

“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 108: IRUSA’s CEO Sharif Aly Shares About His Visit with Refugees in Turkey and Lebanon

“ What A Relief! ” Podcast 108: IRUSA’s CEO Sharif Aly Shares About His Visit with Refugees in Turkey and Lebanon

In this week’s “What a Relief!” podcast episode, host B.C. Dodge welcomes Islamic Relief USA CEO Sharif Aly to hear firsthand about his recent travels to visit IRUSA programs in Turkey and Lebanon in January 2019, which mainly serve refugees.

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 104 : An Introspective Look at the Refugee Crisis in Lesvos

“ What A Relief Podcast ” 104 : An Introspective Look at the Refugee Crisis in Lesvos

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.

Warmth for Alia’s Family

Warmth for Alia’s Family

“We used to live in a warm house,” Alia told Islamic Relief. “Alhamdulillah, we were happy and grateful to God. However, our lives changed completely after the crisis. It has become a nightmare. We used to eat three meals a day, and now we can’t afford bread.”

Alia is a mother of six who fled Syria seeking refuge from the crisis that destroyed her hometown of Homs. Her last memories of her home are of holding her children in her arms while the sound of bombs filled the air.

Al Bawaba: “The Bombing of Idlib: A Firsthand Account”

Al Bawaba: “The Bombing of Idlib: A Firsthand Account”

The outcome of the Syrian Civil War may be a foregone conclusion by now, but it is far from over.   Idlib
As major outlets turn away from the conflict zone and analysts are beginning to focus their energy on reconstruction, reconciliation and peacebuilding efforts, nearly four million civilians in Idlib, Syria face daily bombing raids and shootings.

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: 

reliefweb.int: “Islamic Relief USA Donates US$ 2.4 million to support vulnerable refugees in Gaza”

reliefweb.int: “Islamic Relief USA Donates US$ 2.4 million to support vulnerable refugees in Gaza”

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.