Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan Reflects on Organization's Work In Gender Justice Symposium

Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan participated in the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organization in International Affairs, which took place virtually on Jan. 26. The theme of this year’s symposium, “2021: a Defining year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” He was one of several speakers on the panel, which included many high-level United Nations officials and various faith-based entities. In his remarks, Brother Anwar reflected on how Islamic Relief helped women who were attacked in places like Darfur, Sudan, and in Bosnia in the 1990s, and how rape was being used as common tactic to spread fear. 

Islamic Relief USA Launches Annual Day of Dignity Campaign

With millions of people suffering from unemployment, loss of health care, food insecurity, and reduced social insurance benefits in the wake of the novel coronavirus, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), in partnership with community-based organizations, will host several Day of Dignity events around the country starting this weekend. (Dates and locations of events are below).  The Day of Dignity campaign consists of a series of events held throughout the nation to help people who are homeless or from low-income households gain access to essential items. They include nonperishable food, hygiene kits, and school supplies, backpacks, sanitary napkins, among other things.

Your Aid, Their Relief

Prolonged conflict and natural disasters have destroyed the communities and economies that once thrived so well in the Middle East, leaving millions of people displaced now as refugees from the places they once called home. Many nations within the Middle East are undergoing great changes and challenges on a road to recovery. IRUSA is partnering to empower countless families across Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Palestine.

Winter Is Coming, IRUSA Needs Your Help

Winter is coming. IIslamic Relief USA (IRUSA) needs your help. IRUSA doesn’t want its neighbors to endure it alone. For thousands of people around the world – in countries such as Syria, Albania, Tunisia, Afghanistan, Palestine and many others – this time of year can make or break them. The team at IRUSA will be working all winter long to aid communities braving the cold.

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