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