WASHINGTON, DC (October 12, 2005) – The Washington, DC office of

international relief and development organization Islamic Relief will be holding

a national press conference on Thursday, October 13 at the National Press

Club to inform media professionals of their efforts to assist victims of the

devastating South Asia earthquake.

Islamic Relief has been chosen as the lead agency for helping earthquake

victims in Pakistan by international relief organizations working on the ground

in the earthquake-affected areas.

Information about the Press Conference:

 

WHAT:

Press Conference to announce that Islamic Relief has been chosen as the

lead agency by the consortium of NGOs working for earthquake relief in

Pakistan

WHEN:

Thursday, October 13, 2005

10:00am

WHERE:

The National Press Club

529 14th street, NW

Washington, DC 20045

“Murrow Room”  on the 13th floor

 

Islamic Relief has launched a worldwide $10 million appeal for earthquake

victims, of which $4 million has already been allocated.

Islamic Relief was on the ground within hours of the disaster, and has thus

far, and its immediate projects include emergency healthcare (Islamic Relief

operates 10 health clinics in the area), emergency shelter, and food

distribution.

Islamic Relief has been working in Pakistan since 1992, has a full-time staff of

over 100 in the country. Islamic Relief has three full-time offices near the

earthquake-affected areas in Islamabad, Neelum Valley, and Muzaffarabad.

Included amongst its emergency response is a partnership with Connecticut-

based AmeriCares, which airlifted a shipment of emergency medical equipment

to Islamabad, Pakistan, which Islamic Relief staff will distribute in the affected

areas.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

PLEASE INCLUDE ISLAMIC RELIEF USA IN THE “WAYS TO HELP” SECTION OF

YOUR STORY

Islamic Relief is accepting donations on the internet, via telephone, and

postal mail.

To donate, visit www.irw.org/asiaquake or call toll free at (888) 479-4968.

Our mailing address:

Islamic Relief

South Asia Earthquake Appeal

1919 W. Magnolia Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91506

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