(WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 25, 2011) Islamic Relief USA, a relief and development organization based in the D.C. metro area, has become a signatory to the Code of Conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent.

Established by eight of the world’s largest disaster response agencies in 1994, the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent establishes principles of impartiality and neutrality in providing humanitarian assistance. Among other conditions, it requires signatories to provide “aid regardless of race, creed, or nationality of the recipients and without adverse distinction of any kind.”

“The code of conduct for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent goes hand in hand with the humanitarian mission of Islamic Relief USA,” said CEO of Islamic Relief USA. “We are happy to join the growing family of IFRC signatories and look forward to building more partnerships based on common understanding of its code of conduct.”

The Code of Conduct has 492 signatories around the world, including World Vision, the Salvation Army, Oxfam America, International Medical Corps, the International Rescue Committee and World Jewish Relief.

Islamic Relief USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3)humanitarian organization with eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. IRUSA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves.

For eight consecutive years, IRUSA has been awarded with a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the United States. In addition, IRUSA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system.
Asma Yousef
Public Relations Representative
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