We could all do with being reminded that there is still good in the world despite what’s going in our own lives. One stunning reminder of humanity is shown in Islamic Relief USA, a relief organization made up of humanitarians, volunteers, donors, supporters, partners, and affiliates, who have been working together to create a better world for nearly 25 years. Their relief programs have been across the world, from Flint, Michigan to Somalia. I recently spook with Mayssoun Olabi of IRUSA to ask her a few questions.
1)What type of work does Islamic Relief USA focus on?
Islamic Relief USA’s 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.
The Islamic Relief family organizations have been engaged in relief projects for more than a quarter of a century and can now be found in more than 40 countries in throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.
IRUSA provides emergency disaster relief when it is needed, and spearheads development projects in multiple sectors, including education, income generation, orphan support, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation. IRUSA directly supports international projects in these sectors in nearly 30 countries around the world.
IRUSA is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., in Alexandria, Va, and maintains regional offices in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas.
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