Islamic Relief USA to Distribute Food Boxes With Wesley Housing Development Corp

Alexandria, Va. – With the holy fasting month of Ramadan upon us, Islamic Relief USA, a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has launched a campaign to distribute food boxes to vulnerable populations in Alexandria. Food insecurity has increased significantly since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold more than a year ago. To help ease the burden, IRUSA is expected to distribute 336 boxes, benefitting 230 clients. The distributions will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, April 15, at Lincolnia Community Center, 5128 Lincoln Ave.

Islamic Relief Organizations Pledge $10M to Help The People of Yemen


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Rising levels of hunger in Yemen, fueled by a deepening currency collapse and massive donor funding shortfalls, have prompted Islamic Relief organizations to inject millions in emergency funding into the war-ravaged country, where the 27 percent death rate for those testing positive for COVID-19 is among the highest in the world. Islamic Relief USA and its partner organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), will provide $10 million to provide food, water, sanitation and hygiene projects (WASH), as well as nutrition and health programs. This initiative will attempt to plug a small part of the massive funding gaps after the United Nations fundraising goal of $2.4 billion was unmet. Only half of this amount was pledged, with three-quarters of U.N.-backed programs facing cuts or closures in the coming weeks.

Donations for Palestine Are Hitting Lows When The Needs Are Increasing


Have donors lost hope? We know it's been decades of hurt, pain, poverty, suffering for our sisters and brothers there, and a donation may seem small in light of everything. But it's not! A donation can mean a world of difference for a sister or brother in need, like you saw in the video above from Qabalan, Palestine. Because of a donor like YOU, who made the choice to give, this sister was able to get a bread business—the main livelihood for her family—up, running, and thriving (her video is a must-watch)!

Special Ramadan Greeting from Members of Congress

Seventy members of Congress from across the United States have shared video messages and letters of recognition with Islamic Relief USA, expressing their “Ramadan Mubarak!” greetings and commending the Islamic Relief family for its humanitarian and advocacy work. IRUSA thanks them for their engagement with the Muslim community and their recognition of this blessed season.

Halfway through Ramadan

We've already reached the half-way point of this month where we strive for piety and righteousness! And you have made it a remarkable 15 days. Look at some of what we've achieved together.
 
TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION

With so many people restricted to working from home and practicing social distancing, IRUSA answered your call and created a whole channel of online events and programs via IRUSA Live, including: Ramadan Reflections - The Prophets Series; 30 for 30 - Fitness Workout with Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady; Digital Kids Camp with Noor Kids, Cooks for a Cause, The Ten, and more.

WORKING GLOBALLY

Islamic Relief donors have provided food aid and hygiene kits containing essentials like hand sanitizer, surgical masks, and thermometers to high-risk communities in places like Syria and Afghanistan where vital health infrastructure has crumbled due to conflict.

And you've done so much more: You've helped those suffering from thirst get water; orphans get support; and widows gain opportunities to create a livelihood for themselves and their families; and on and on.
 
YOUR SUPPORT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Because of your generosity and support, IRUSA is able to implement these programs and many more to help our sisters and brothers in need around the world.

If you have NOT made a donation this Ramadan, it’s not too late! And if you have, then a Ramadan Jummah is a great day to increase your sadaqah.

$50  can provide a family with a Ramadan food package

$100 can provide rice and meal essentials for five families

$500 helps give financial assistance to our vulnerable neighbors affected by COVID-19

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.

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