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1 Million Meals

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YOUR DONATION OF $10 WILL FEED A PERSON IN SOMALIA AND KENYA 3 MEALS A DAY FOR AN ENTIRE MONTH. FOR $60, IMAGINE DOING THE SAME FOR A FAMILY OF 6.THAT’S THE IMPACT THAT YOU CAN MAKE AS WE WORK TOWARDS PROVIDING 1 MILLION MEALS TO THOSE AFFECTED BY HUNGER.

After three years of drought conditions have devastated crops and livestock in the East African region, nearly 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are at risk of starvation with an approximate 600,000 children under five who will soon suffer from extreme malnutrition.

On April 9th, IDRF is committed to responding to this crisis by launching its One Million Meals Campaign at the Bring Hope to East Africa fundraising dinner at Woodbine Banquet Hall in Etobicoke.

IDRF is currently on the ground in Kenya, providing emergency food assistance and 3 meals a day to those affected as well trucking in clean water. With the support of generous donors, IDRF will continue to expand its emergency relief efforts into Somalia where food parcels, such as rice, flour, sugar, oil, and dried vegetables as well as water trucking and water purification kits will be distributed throughout the Baidoa (Bay Region) and Grarasbaley (Banaadir Region).

IDRF Chair, Zeib Jeeva, echoes the need to provide urgent relief aid to this famine-affected region.

The One Million Meals Campaign is aimed at providing a million meals to those affected by famine, drought and/or those living in emergency and war-torn areas of the world. We are beginning this campaign with a focus on East Africa, as the situation there is dire and the need is great.

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An Appeal – Supporting the Children of Syria

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AN APPEAL – SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN OF SYRIA

On April 4th, 131 civilians, including 41 children, were killed in chemical air strikes that targeted multiple Syrian cities, including Khan Sheikhoun, Salqeen, Jisr al-Shughur, and Saraqeb.

The devastation has been horrific: it has been reported that the victims of the attacks have experienced spasms, suffocation and other symptoms that are consistent with exposure to toxic gasses, such as sarin gas.

In the midst of this conflict, IDRF has been working on the ground, providing lifesaving assistance, such as water, food and hygiene kits in many areas of Syria, pictured below.

Yet, in light of the ever-present need for humanitarian aid, we are again asking for your help. We have created a crowdfunding campaign specifically to provide aid to Syrians in the midst of these devastating attacks.

You can help save lives with the click of a button: Please click on the link below to help us provide emergency relief for people in one of the direst circumstances imaginable.

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Donations can also be mailed to
International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
908 The East Mall
Toronto, ON,
M9B 6K2

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Hope to East Africa

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The famine has ravaged East Africa, putting nearly 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia at risk of starvation with an approximate 600,000 children under five who will soon suffer from extreme malnutrition.

In response, IDRF is doing its part to help ensure that these vulnerable people are given the urgent aid they need to survive through these dire circumstances.

Join us for the “Bringing Hope to East Africa” fundraising dinner on April 9th at 5 pm at Woodbine Banquet Hall to help us raise funds to support those affected by the East African Famine.

Tickets are available for purchase online for $50.00 per person, $500 for a table of 10 and $25.00 for children under 12.

With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most at risk people.

A lesser known crisis that has raged for the last three years has nearly reached its boiling point: The East African Famine.

Three years of drought conditions have devastated crops and livestock in the East African region, resulting in rising food prices and families without the ability to feed themselves. As a result, nearly 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are at risk of starvation with an approximate 600,000 children under five who will soon suffer from extreme malnutrition.

This crisis calls for immediate action: Join us as we raise funds to provide water and emergency relief to those in need.

Ways to Donate to IDRF

Donations can be made online

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OR can be mailed to

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)

908 The East Mall

Toronto, ON,

M9B 6K2

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A Fundraiser for EDHI Foundation

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On May 13, 2017, join the Let’s Help Mankind Group and Signs2go.ca with support from IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) to raise funds to support EDHI Foundation’s ambulatory care project which aims to provide life saving services to those in need in Pakistan.

 

For details on tickets, tables and sponsorships, please contact:

Ayesha Yousef - 416-414-0135

Anjum Alvi - 416-879-1644

Mazhar Shafiq - 647-717-5149

Mohammed Humayun - 647-707-2665

or email letshelpmankindgroup@hotmail.com

 

IDRF’S PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EDHI FOUNDATION- DRIVING PEOPLE TO BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES

Pakistan suffers from high casualty rates from both natural and human-made disasters due to insufficient health infrastructure, which exacerbates the immense challenges that poor people face when responding to emergencies.

To help mitigate this intense crisis in 2015, IDRF partnered with Edhi Foundation, the largest private owner of ambulances in Pakistan, to implement a 24 hour emergency ambulance service that operates in rural and urban areas across the country.

Edhi is a trusted partner of numerous government agencies and private organizations that permit its ambulances to pick up the sick and injured in the wake of emergencies.

Your aid has helped IDRF mitigate this issue by partnering with the highly reputable EDHI Foundation to purchase 165 ambulances that provide services in remote areas to over 20,000 vulnerable people.

Fast facts:

  • The EDHI Foundation operates 1,800 ambulances stationed throughout Pakistan
  • IDRF, through the EDHI Foundation, is working in nine cities in Pakistan
  • The average cost of an ambulance is $9,000-$10,000
  • Each ambulance is outfitted with tracking devices to enable the driver to receive real time data for more efficient routes
  • IDRF has worked with the EDHI foundation since 2015 in the wake of several devastating earthquakes

 

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The East African Famine

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A lesser known crisis that has raged for the last three years has nearly reached its boiling point: The East African Famine.

Three years of drought conditions have devastated crops and livestock in the East African region, resulting in rising food prices and families without the ability to feed themselves. As a result, nearly 13 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are at risk of starvation with an approximate 600,000 children under five who will soon suffer from extreme malnutrition.

This crisis calls for immediate action: Join us as we raise funds to provide water and emergency relief to those in need.

Ways to Donate to IDRF

Donations can be made online

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OR can be mailed to

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)

908 The East Mall

Toronto, ON,

M9B 6K2

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Skate 4 Syrians

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Skate for Syrians, organized by the Young Professionals Council (YPC) of IDRF.

Blessed with great weather and a perfect indoor/outdoor venue, participants had an amazing time skating for a worthy cause and enjoying some hot chocolate and baked goods in the presence of great company. All proceeds raised during the event, including the silent auction and through crowdfunding will be used to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with disabilities and mental health illnesses.

Among the many participants were IDRF-YPC members (Anjum, Muzna, Muhammad, Noman, Shafaq and Seema), IDRF Board members (Zeib Jeeva, Reza Rizvi and Seema Rizvi), IDRF staff (Farheen, Elyas & Dulaa) & even a few local celebrities including Momin Qureshi from 680 News! Although there were many highlights throughout the night, the exuberance of all the children as they skated was a delight to watch. This includes children of recently settled Syrian refugee families whose resilience and commitment to learning something new and becoming a part of the Canadian fabric was inspirational! We look forward to seeing you at another IDRF-YPC event soon. For details on the activities of the Young Professionals Council, visit http://www.idrfypc.com.

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Successful Syrian Refugees Fundraiser

On behalf of IDRF, we are extremely grateful to all the hard work and dedication of the Helping Syrian Refugees Womens’ collective in making the Fundraiser for Syrians event a success this weekend! Thank you to all the generous donors and supporters in helping us raise funds to support Syrian refugees living in the refugee camps in Lebanon. Your generosity helped us in raising $100K! This significant contribution will go such a long way to support the refugees to survive the winter months.

Please know that you have made a deep impact on the lives of many and for that we are truly grateful.

At IDRF we believe in ensuring that everyone deserves to live with dignity and today, you allowed us to continue to fulfill that mission and mandate by ensuring that many Syrian refugees living in Lebanon will not have to make that difficult choice of whether to use the limited fuel they have to warm their stoves or their homes.

Thank you for helping us Spread the Warmth.

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IDRF stands with the victims of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting

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Background/ Context:

On Jan 29th, a gunman entered the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec, murdering six people and causing shockwaves throughout the world.  In the midst of this horrific act, IDRF offers its heartfelt condolences and support to the victims of the Quebec City Mosque attack.  A mosque, much like all places of worship, is intended to be peaceful, where anyone can go to seek solace and spiritual fulfillment. Considering this, it is shocking and deeply disturbing to know that a violent act was committed there.  In response to this horrific act, IDRF is committed to supporting the victims and their families affected by this tragedy.

IDRF’s Assessment of the Current Situation:

In speaking to the mosque executives at the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec is it is our understanding that funds have already been raised to support the communities’ immediate needs of funeral costs and their expenses including rent and bills for this month. The families affected have also had to fly in family members from overseas for additional caregiving, to begin to plan to seek alternative ways of earning an income.  What is still required is a long term strategy on how to support these families in the coming weeks, months and even years as they begin to adjust to the loss of their family members, who were also their family income earners.

IDRF’s commitment for funds collected:

The funds collected through IDRF will be used to support the families in the long term. To ensure that they families have food to eat, access to a place to live and can ensure that their children have access to a good education and a good future. All funds raised through IDRF will be donated directly to the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec and they will in turn support the families with their ongoing needs as required.

Ways to Donate to IDRF

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908 The East Mall

Toronto, ON,

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The Time to Act is Now: The Humanitarian Situation in Yemen

In the midst of a nearly two year old conflict that has engulfed Yemen, an estimated 44,000 people have been killed or injured, with more than 3 million forced from their homes. The already fragile situation has deteriorated dramatically, and now nearly 21.1 million Yemenis or a staggering 81 percent of the population are in need of some form of humanitarian or protection assistance.

These statistics illustrate a desperate situation that calls for immediate assistance from humanitarian organizations and their supporters.

To help alleviate these dire conditions, IDRF is supporting the efforts of UNHCR to distribute relief aid to Yemen’s beleaguered citizens. We have worked with UNHCR in the past, for example, to secure basic needs for those fleeing mass violence and persecution in Myanmar (Burma). IDRF is proud to once again help to ensure that vulnerable residents receive the urgent assistance they need to survive such as emergency shelter, food and medical aid.

Please donate generously so that we can continue our mission to provide hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people.
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