Islamic Relief USA Annual Report 2009
2009 was a year of challenges and tests for many around the world. Millions of people — including women, children, the elderly and the disabled — faced hardships not just at the hands of man but also due to the wrath of nature. From the death and destruction in Gaza, to the millions displaced in Pakistan, to those suffering from the twin earthquakes in the Pacific Rim, Islamic Relief USA responded through international partners to provide vital aid that helped rescue and stabilize the lives of more than 600,000 people. Despite our hard work, millions continued to suffer in Africa; the people of Kashmir are still surviving on dwindling resources and the children of China struggled to attain education and regain a sense of normalcy in their lives following the 2008 earthquake. Due to our dedication to easing the suffering of humanity, Islamic Relief made sure it was at the forefront of providing essential aid and services following global calamities. Within hours of the Gaza emergency, Islamic Relief-Palestine staff members risked their lives to help provide food, health care, shelter and/or psychosocial support to more than 400,000 people.
Islamic Relief USA (2009), Islamic Relief Annual Report 2009 [Online]. Available: http://www.irusa.org/