Alexandria, Va. – Sharif Aly, Chief Executive Officer at Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has been elected to the Executive Board of the Refugee Council of the United States of America (RCUSA).
“Joining the Refugee Council US on behalf of Islamic Relief USA is a great honor. This position will allow us to play a more active role in supporting the resettlement and integration of incoming refugees in the United States. Moreover, through this powerful coalition, we will have greater opportunity to influence policy that affect refugees and asylum seekers. With over 50% of refugees coming into America being Muslim, it is imperative that a Muslim faith-based institution such as Islamic Relief USA has a seat at the table to ensure the voices of these refugees are being heard and advocated for.”
Aly was elected to the board on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
Over the past months, IRUSA has worked closely with several refugee resettlement organizations around the country to tend to the needs of refugees from Afghanistan. IRUSA works in several countries by delivering humanitarian aid and emergency relief to people escaping persecution, instability, and other unsafe conditions, regardless of their race, gender, or creed.
Syed M. Hassan
(571) 421-7032 (CELL)
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its 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. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries 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.