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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Since November 2020, violence has surrounded families in Tigray, Ethiopia–many have fled to neighboring Sudan for safety. This has meant millions of people have had to leave home with only the clothes on their backs, with no food, no water, and no means of making a living. It has also meant that these families are now even more vulnerable to famine conditions.

Islamic Relief has launched an emergency to help provide vital aid for people inside Tigray as well as those who have been forced to flee. Read below for more information.

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:  Tigray, and refugee camps in Sudan

Date: November 2020; ongoing

Our Response:

Violence gripped families across Tigray in November 2020. Now, several months later, these families are suffering from poverty, thirst, and are at-risk of famine. By donating through Islamic Relief, you can help provide water, sanitation, mosquito nets, mattresses, and more.

Devastating Second Wave of Coronavirus

Location:  India

Date: April 2021; ongoing

Our Response:

Families all across India are gripped by fear and devastation as a second surge of the coronavirus is spreading through the country. People are fighting for their lives, amidst a severe shortage of vaccines and medical care as hospital and critical care facilities are starved of oxygen and critical supplies.

We urge you to help us respond to this crisis in India quickly. Your donation right now can help deliver critical aid, including oxygen and more. Feel their pain, and please give.

East Africa

Location:  Kenya and South Sudan

Date: April 2021

Our Response:

As information from the ground is still developing, Islamic Relief is moving fast to get survivors essential items, including food aid, clean water, and support for their dying livestock.

Families across Kenya and South Sudan have been hit hard by a drought that is leading to hunger, thirst, disease, and worse: The strain on resources has meant that livestock are dying, affecting livelihoods. There have been reports of domestic and inter-communal violence as well.

In Kenya alone, an estimated 1.4 million people face acute food insecurity and need humanitarian assistance.

Islamic Relief staff are on the ground, providing emergency relief to families in need, but we need your support to reach more people and to provide more aid.

Please give generously.

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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