(Alexandria, VA) Dec. 22, 2014—Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) and American donors continue to show their commitment to the people of Syria.

Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) personnel visiting Turkey this week oversaw the arrival of 337 pallets of critical medical supplies, syringes, sutures and FDA-approved pharmaceuticals to provide humanitarian aid for Syrians displaced by war. The donations sent by IRUSA in conjunction with NGO Project HOPE will be distributed to clinics and hospitals treating Syrian refugees in need inside Turkey and along the Turkish/Syrian border..

Islamic Relief USA is assisting the Turkish government and the organization ANSAGIAD to help care for over 900,000 Syrian refugees inside Turkey and along the border regions.
“The situation inside Syria and neighboring countries is dire,” says Islamic Relief USA CEO Anwar Khan. “Islamic Relief USA is especially concerned about the plight of Syrian children who need support this winter. Many children are in need of urgent medical care right now. Thanks to the generous support of the American public and the Muslim community, we are providing the help that Syrians desperately need.”
Islamic Relief Staff member, who traveled to the region to supervise the $16 million shipment, said, “The process was remarkably smooth and efficient.”



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