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The IRUSA cash assistance enables Gaza refugees to purchase food and non-food items, providing crucial support to families living in poverty.
The psychosocial support sessions offered through the IRUSA project as well as in UNRWA schools provide a crucial mental health assistance to refugees struggling with increasing economic hardship and trauma from intermittent cycles of violence.
At one fundraiser in Anaheim, Calif., donations to IRUSA's East Africa Crisis Appeal garnered $600,000 in one night, with hip hop star Lupe Fiasco donating $50,000 for the cause.
"Muslim American donors have time and time again responded to humanitarian appeals of this nature in droves," said Abed Ayoub, CEO of IRUSA. "We have witnessed this with Pakistan's floods of 2010, Haiti's earthquake in 2010 and the disasters following the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.