ALEXANDRIA, Va – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) has released the following statement:
After nearly 100 days of intense bombing and siege, people in Gaza are suffering unimaginable horror.
Waseem Ahmad, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide, says:
“Israel’s ongoing attack and siege has brought a level of suffering that is almost impossible to comprehend.
We have witnessed 100 days of civilians being killed at the fastest rate this century.
100 days of utter destruction, with much of Gaza now turned to rubble, 60% of homes damaged or destroyed, and hospitals and schools bombed.
100 days of people being starved and wilfully denied food, medicine and other vital aid, leaving Gaza on the verge of a man-made famine.
100 days of international law being violated and ignored. 100 days of Palestinians being forcibly displaced, with the UN warning there is a risk of forced expulsion and ethnic cleansing.
There are no excuses or justification for this massacre, which continues in full sight of world leaders who have repeatedly failed to act.
Every day this goes on brings more death and suffering. Most of those killed are civilians, including more than 10,000 children – that’s 100 children killed every single day.
This must not be allowed to continue a single day longer. There must be an immediate ceasefire and an end to Israel’s siege.”
Syed M. Hassan
(571) 421-7032 (CELL)
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.