can provide emergency food aid to survivors
can deliver tools and temporary shelters when survivors need them most
can support long-term recovery efforts for disaster survivors
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Serving Survivors in their time of Greatest Need

Islamic Relief’s global family and partnerships—including local staff in more than three dozen countries—maximize IRUSA’s ability to respond to urgent situations with SPEED and EFFICIENCY. We also maintain the highest standards of BEST PRACTICES and CULTURAL SENSITIVITY.

IRUSA’s emergency aid efforts often include distribution of FOOD, WATER, and CLOTHING. Construction of TEMPORARY SHELTERS and providing VITAL MEDICAL CARE is also a priority.

In the United States specifically, IRUSA’s Disaster Response Team (DRT) serve as first responders for emergencies. From natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires to tragedies like the Pulse and Parkland shootings, the DRT team continues to be one of the first humanitarian teams nationwide to lend a helping hand to people in their most trying hours.

We Need YOUR Help

Read below to learn more about our latest emergency responses and how you can help survivors.

Sudan and South Sudan Devastated by Floods


  • Sudan: The states of Khartoum, Blue Nile, River Nile, Gezira, West Kordofan, and South Darfur are amongst the worst hit.
  • South Sudan: Jonglei, Unity, Central, and Eastern Equatoria states among the worst affected.

Date: September 2020

Our Response:

Floods have affected more than 1,000,000 people, injured 46, damaged more than 100,000 homes, and killed more than 99 people. In Sudan specifically, a state of emergency has been declared. Islamic Relief staff are on the ground now, completing:

  • Emergency assessments

Afghanistan & Pakistan Floods

Location: Parwan, Afghanistan, and Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh, Pakistan

Date: August 2020

Our Response:

Nearly 200 people have been killed as a result of floods in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, torrential rains have destroyed 1,500 homes leaving 3,500 families without shelter and access to food. Monsoons in Pakistan have flooded the homes of thousands with sewage further increasing the risk for fatal disease and infection. Islamic Relief staff are on the ground now, completing:

  • Emergency assessments
  • Food aid delivery

Lebanon Explosion

Location: Beirut

Date: August 2020

Our Response:

On August 4, a 4.5 Richter scale factory explosion similar to an earthquake crushed an entire city center of Beirut, Lebanon. Almost a quarter of a million people have been made homeless and one hundred killed. Assessments are still being made and the death toll will climb as more people are found. The area closest to the blast held a major seaport which imports/exports goods has now been obliterated. Islamic Relief is working to build a sustainable supply chain for emergency aid, and asking for your support to help sustain the many projects that already help uplift people with

  • Food aid
  • Debris clean up
  • Hygiene kits
  • Medical support

US Emergencies

Location: West Coast and Gulf Coast states

Date: August-September 2020

Our Response:

Islamic Relief USA’s team is in close contact with groups on the ground for both the West Coast fires and the Gulf State hurricane emergencies, and is answering the call for support. Your donations are critical in our effort to help survivors. Please donate to send aid, and stay tuned to this page as more information develops.

  • Disaster assessments
  • More information forthcoming

Yemen Emergency

Location: Throughout the country

Date: Ongoing

Our Response:

Called the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” in Yemen, more than 20 million people are at risk for famine, and aid agencies are desperately funneling as much aid as possible to at-risk families.

  • Food aid
  • Medical support
  • Water and sanitation

Coronavirus Emergency

Location: Worldwide

Date: March 2020 – ongoing

Our Response:

After the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Islamic Relief built a multi-million global emergency response to help where possible.
Efforts include:

  • Hygiene kits
  • Food packages and hot meals
  • Protective equipment
  • Financial assistance

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Global Humanitarian Aid fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in the United States or across the world.
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