Islamic Relief USA implements emergency relief projects that provide shelter, deliver emergency health services, and distribute core relief items to displaced people and refugees. Our work in ranges from dozens of programs that address healthcare to shelter to education to psychological care to temporary shelter, especially within the Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp. We partner with UNHCR for several programs.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent efforts for families in need from Myanmar
Improving basic facilities for displaced people living in camps
Providing water, hygiene, and shelter for marginalized communities
Delivering aid to survivors of natural disasters
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better Myanmar a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
The Most Persecuted Minority in the World Doing What They Can to Survive
The United Nations once described minority groups from Myanmar as “the most-persecuted minorities in the world.”
Here are some recent troubling facts about Myanmar:
Women and children are most acutely affected by violence, which includes rape
Nearly a half million children require humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)
Nearly a quarter million people remain internally displaced
The displaced live in inhumane conditions in heavily overcrowded camps, often in extreme heat or cold
Many camps lack adequate bathroom facilities, fostering disease
There are currently over one million Myanmar refugees displaced throughout the world
40,000 people are missing and presumed dead (United Nations)
Rampant violence is a serious concern to world agencies, including the UN
There is a scarcity of reliable internal data about Myanmar (World Bank)
Displaced families have been walking barefoot across borders and rivers, desperately searching for refuge.
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: People from Myanmar are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.