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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On Sunday, Jan. 9, a fire broke out in The Bronx’s (NY) Tremont neighborhood, setting an apartment building on fire. At least 17 people have died, including children. Some 60 people were reported as injured and at least 100 households have now been displaced with no clothes, no food, and no place to go in this brutal cold weather.

The fire is being described as the nation’s “worst apartment fire in 40 years.”

When our neighbors are in pain, we step in to help. Your donations to our USA Humanitarian Aid fund can help families cover the cost of shelter, food, clothing, and basic essentials.

Please donate now and donate generously.

Super Typhoon Rai (Odette), a category 5 super typhoon, has devastated the Philippines. It brought torrential rains, landslides, storm surges, and violent winds reaching upwards of 240 km/h at its peak. With approximately 15.9 million people living in affected areas, survivors are suffering as a result of flooding, wind damage, and food insecurity. Families have been forced to flee their homes and are suffering without aid– it is up to us to provide the food, water, hygiene kits, and emergency shelter that is desperately needed. Our teams are on the ground in the Philippines aiding survivors and reporting that families need food and other essential items.

These survivors’ homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. Please, don’t leave them to face this alone.

Focus on Supporting Survivors

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, dignity, and cultural sensitivity, and we make sure that our response aligns with survivors’ needs immediately, for the longer-term, or both!

IRUSA’s emergency aid efforts can include distribution of items such as food, water, financial aid, and more. Construction of temporary shelters and providing vital medical aid are often priorities too. And when applicable, we work with community groups on the ground to assess what we can do to help with longer-term recovery, rebuilding, and revitalization efforts.

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.


Location:  The Philippines

Date: December 2021 to present

Our Response:

Typhoon Rai, a category 5 super typhoon, has devastated the Philippines. With approximately 15.9 million people living in affected areas, they are suffering as a result of flooding, wind damage, and food insecurity. Survivors have been forced to flee their homes and are suffering without aid– it is up to us to provide the food, water, hygiene kits, and emergency shelter that is desperately needed.

These survivors’ homes and livelihoods have been destroyed. Please, don’t leave them to face this alone.

Famine, Food Emergency

Location:  Various countries

Date: July 2021 to present

Our Response:

Some 41 million people are on the brink of famine according to a report by the World Food Program.

Islamic Relief staff are on the ground, providing emergency aid to families in need across countries like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Yemen, and South Sudan, but we need your support to reach more people and to provide more aid.

Please give generously.


Location:  East Africa

Date: ongoing

Our Response:

The ongoing drought in East Africa has led to severe food insecurity, triggering a humanitarian crisis. Drought in the region has caused food and income losses, crop failures, high livestock mortality, and rising levels of acute malnutrition. We are delivering aid through IR offices in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia to ensure quick, efficient, and effective distribution. Providing aid like food security,  farming inputs, rehabilitation of water reservoirs (WASH), borehole rehabilitation and programs like our Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for needs like desert locust spraying, agricultural and livestock early warning training, and more. It is because of donors that this vital aid is possible, but it can only be sustained with your donations and continued support.


Location:  Afghanistan

Date: August 2021 to present

Our Response:

In Afghanistan, IRUSA has served for more than 20 years through our regional offices in Kabul, Herat, Bamyan, Nangar-har, and Balkh. Through these offices, we are able to quickly and accurately assess the needs on the ground and provide immediate relief including:

  • Food aid to those suffering from hunger
  • Water storage units and hygiene kits to displaced families
  • Essential non-food items, like cooking pots, utensils, pots, soaps and detergents, solar-powered lamps, towels, and more
  • Family-sized emergency tents and the necessary tools for pitching

Help the people of Afghanistan with your donation today.

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Global Emergency Response fund may serve urgent anywhere across the world.
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