AID FOR REFUGEES
IRUSA has been honored to serve millions of refugees and displaced families in over 40 countries, including the United States for the past three decades. This humanitarian aid included food, water, winter supplies, medical care, education, medicine and medical supplies, and sanitation necessities like bathrooms and soap. For refugees in more stable conditions, IRUSA donors offer livelihood support like job skills training. Here in the United States, we support programs that offer shelter and help refugees integrate and find jobs. And during Ramadan, refugees in certain host countries receive donations of Ramadan food boxes to help supplement their food supplies.
This is just a start. We need to do more together.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY, JUNE 20
Wherever home ends up being, our refugee brothers and sisters deserve a chance.
“Nearly one person is forcibly displaced every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution,” according to UNHCR. There are now about 69 million people across the globe who have been forced from home: The figures are astounding! Every single one of those people has an individual story and an astonishing bravery that pushes them to survive. And the choice to leave home is excruciating—it’s dangerous, it’s unfamiliar, it’s scary.
Refugees leave their homes and their entire livelihoods behind because not doing so isn’t an option. They don’t ask to leave; the decision is forced. They didn’t ask to be refugees.