Soflo IRUSA Grand Iftar for Syria/Turkiye Earthquake Emergency
Date(s) - 04/01/2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Islamic Relief USA
The Deadliest Earthquake in Two Decades
On February 6, two powerful earthquakes erupted across Türkiye and Syria. One of the deadliest earthquakes in over 20 years, the initial 7.8 magnitude earthquake was centered near Gaziantep, a city in south central Türkiye home to millions of Syrian refugees. The second 7.5 magnitude earthquake was felt nearly nine hours later, and almost 2,000 aftershocks have been reported. As of now, over 40,000 people have died, nearly 80,000 more have been injured, and 6,000 buildings have been destroyed – and numbers are only expected to rise. About 80,000 rescue personnel have been deployed, working in near-freezing temperatures searching for survivors among the rubble.
Islamic Relief is working with local partners across Türkiye and Syria to distribute emergency relief. In Türkiye, families are receiving cash assistance to help pay for vital aid including food, water, and medicine. In Syria, families are being provided with their most immediate needs. And in coming months, we plan to focus on long-term development aid. Join us and help support your brothers and sisters across Türkiye and Syria in their time of need.
IRUSA’s Grand Iftar is back for 2023, and in a big way!
Your favorite Ramadan IRUSA iftar is back, and it’s bigger than ever.
Join us, Sheikh Suliman Hani, Qari Mohamed Alzahed, and Sheikh Shafayat Mohamed, to reflect on the greatness of this beautiful month, be moved by the recitation of the Quran, break our fasts and pray together, and celebrate the remarkable impact your charity makes in the lives of so many of our sisters and brothers around the world.
You don’t want to miss this: Purchase your tickets before they sell out!