ALEXANDRIA, Va – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, issued the following statement regarding proposed cuts to various international programs in the federal budget, focusing on hunger, among other things.
“Islamic Relief USA is very concerned about the impact the proposed cuts to foreign aid will have around the world. As an organization that administers aid in more than 40 countries, we believe these cuts will further imperil many developing nations from providing food and sustenance to their respective populations. With climate change, income inequality, and malnutrition already posing grave threats, we fear that additional cuts proposed by Congress will exacerbate these already pressing problems in areas of the world that can least afford more setbacks.”
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.