Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has approved financial assistance for households in Madagascar and Zambia that were heavily impacted by recent extraordinary weather events.

In Zambia, which saw many households upended by floods, $300,000 is being provided to help 4,750 people cover their essential needs.

In Madagascar, $100,000 in aid will help 15,000 people living in the country’s Vatovavy region, which sustained heavy damage from Cyclone Bitsirai. They cyclone had wind speeds of up to 108 miles per hour.

The assistance is in the form of cash transfers and they can be used to purchase water, food, medical care, and supplies to rebuild their dwellings. IRUSA is working with Catholic Relief Services/USCCB in both countries to implement the emergency projects.



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