Alexandria, VA – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the nation’s largest Muslim humanitarian and advocacy organization that works in more than 40 countries, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s “travel ban” against individuals entering the United States from Muslim-majority countries.
“As a humanitarian and relief organization, Islamic Relief USA works to assist the most vulnerable and marginalized communities across the world without regard to race, religion, gender or national background” said Sharif Aly, Chief Executive Officer of Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA). “With recent reports that the United States refugee acceptance rate is already at one of its lowest levels in decades, the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Trump. v. Hawaii will only compound the suffering of those who are in most need, including those experiencing famine and environmental disasters in Somalia, those facing health epidemics like cholera as a result of prolonged armed conflict, as well as Syrians who continue to be displaced and endure extreme levels of violence due to internal strife and conflict. During these times of heightened need to alleviate the profound suffering of so many across the world, we work to promote policies and laws that are based on compassion, humanity and tolerance.”
Syed M. Hassan
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. 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. Islamic Relief USA 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. Its programs benefit millions of people each year 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.