Help Islamic Relief bring aid to East Africa

Action alert
August 12, 2011
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ACTION ALERT

(08/12/2011) -- More than 13 million people are suffering the affects of a severe famine brought on by the worse drought in the area in decades. In the past three months, at least 29,000 Somali children have died. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the largest Muslim charity in the United States, is seeking donations to help them continue to bring aid to nearly half a million starving people in East Africa.

ACTION ALERT

(08/12/2011) -- More than 13 million people are suffering the affects of a severe famine brought on by the worse drought in the area in decades. In the past three months, at least 29,000 Somali children have died. Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the largest Muslim charity in the United States, is seeking donations to help them continue to bring aid to nearly half a million starving people in East Africa.

In recognition of the important work Islamic IRUSA does around the world providing emergency disaster relief and developing projects so integral to the health and well-being of many of the world’s poor, the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) wholeheartedly endorses IRUSA’s latest work on behalf of famine victims in Somalia and East Africa. 

AMP is asking its supporters to take the time to donate to IRUSA’s East Africa project.

“Islamic Relief is such a well-respected charity,” said Dr. Hatem Bazian, AMP chairman. “As we continue to work for justice in Palestine, we must remember our mandate to help those less fortunate than ourselves. The people of Somalia and East Africa need our help now and I can’t think of a better charity to donate to than Islamic Relief.”

TAKE ACTION

Click here to read more about the crisis and learn how you can help. 

To donate, click here.

To organize your own fundraiser for East Africa, click here

Remember that 50 percent of Somali children may die within days of reaching refugee camps in Ethiopia because they are so malnourished. As people of conscience, please act now.