Burbank, California (April 28, 2005) –- Islamic Relief USA is appealing for
donations to assist the victims of the devastating floods in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian authorities warned of new deaths and damage as non-stop rains
pounded parts of southeastern Ethiopia. The rains began early Thursday, and
the ensuing floods have left at least 88 people dead and nearly 60,000
Islamic Relief, through its field office in Ethiopia, immediately responded to the
disaster, providing food and non-food items to the victims. Islamic Relief’s
current emergency intervention plan includes distribution of high-energy
biscuits, plastic sheeting, blankets, clean water, and plastic plates and cups.
Islamic Relief representatives on the ground are continuing to monitor the
situation to see if further support is necessary.
Those interested in assisting the victims can donate online at,
www.irw.org/donate, or call (888) 479-4968.
Islamic Relief USA
(310) 351-3931 mobile
(714) 676-1301 fax