September 18th at 8am @ Rock Creek Park in DC And Remote
A 5k run in Rock Creek Park in DC to help raise money for the ongoing Pakistan floods which has effected 1/3 of the country and more than 1000 people have died because of it. All donations will be given to Islamic Relief USA - Pakistan Emergency Fund.
All donations are Zakah Eligible
Emergency in Pakistan
Families across Pakistan are trying to cope as severe monsoon floods have damaged homes, buildings, roads, and infrastructure across the country, especially in Baluchistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab. The impact has been tremendous: Some 35,000 homes have been destroyed, but worse, more than 400 people have been killed and 500 people have been injured, and the toll keeps rising.
The Islamic Relief global community has activated to help survivors, and the Islamic Relief Pakistan is on the ground to get aid to those who need it most. Your donation right now can be a part of this important effort. Donate to IRUSA’s Pakistan Humanitarian Aid fund to send relief.
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 Pakistan 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
Pakistan has the fifth largest population in the world. The country is sorely affected by political and economic volatility as well as natural disasters caused by climate change, both of which have led to food insecurity and chronic poverty. Marginalized groups, especially children, lack proper access to essential services. And Covid-19 has only exacerbated the situation.
On top of that, temperatures have been rising across the country since mid-March and heatwaves have resulted in drought-like conditions (ironically, flooding, like that of this current emergency, is common in areas that suffer from drought because the ground cannot absorb the rain fast enough, causing the rain to run over). In certain parts of the country, agriculture is a main source of income. Without access to water, the livestock suffer and people’s livelihoods are at risk. Islamic Relief has implemented responses to help families affected, and these include access to water; the provision of drought resilient crops and animal fodder for livestock; and health interventions regarding nutrition
Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Pakistan
Islamic Relief has served in Pakistan since 1992, and continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance in the country today.
A few of our interventions include:
Access to clean and safe water
Healthcare for blindness and Hepatitis C, as well as neonatal and pediatric care
Emergency response for the effects of climate change including drought and floods, as well as Covid-19
Building sustainable livelihoods including innovative microfinancing plans to help low-income families start businesses