Zgemi hosts successful fundraising dinner

On Friday, December 14th, IDRF Chair Zeib Jeeva and IDRF staff members were pleased to attend Zgemi’s 5th Annual Fundraising dinner, which featured an impressive program that included a magic show, an award ceremony and lively Turkish entertainment.

Zgemi presented IDRF with a generous contribution for our Yemen programs that will provide vital food assistance for thousands of people suffering from acute famine. Earlier in the year, we were also grateful for the support that Zgemi provided for a WATER project in Somalia.

IDRF would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the strong support that Zgemi has provided to our emergency and development efforts. We look forward to working with them in the future to provide more at-risk people with the essentials they need to have dignified and purposeful lives.

IDRF – A Top 100 Canadian Charity

Thank you for making us a Top 100 Canadian Charity!

We are pleased to report that IDRF has been chosen as a Top 100 Canadian Charity by MoneySense, earning A+ grades in Fundraising Efficiency and Charity Efficiency. These grades are a reflection of the diligent financial stewardship of IDRF’s board of directors, who ensure that every penny of IDRF’s donations is spent efficiently and responsibly.

We would like to thank, most of all, our wonderful donors, for ensuring that our organization can continue to provide support for those in need. IDRF looks forward to continuing to our mission of ensuring that vulnerable people are provided with the support they need to lead healthier and more hopeful lives. Click here to access MoneySense’s report.


Yemen Relief

The humanitarian crises in Yemen are increasingly becoming one of the most critical humanitarian crisis in the world: over 20 million people or three-quarters of the population remain in need of humanitarian aid and over 2.3 million people have been displaced as a result of the conflict since March 2015. There remains no diplomatic solution to this conflict, which has already claimed close to 50,000 lives, including children: it has reeked untold damage on infrastructure, the Yemeni economy, the availability of basic social services, further contributing to the proliferation of famine and water-borne diseases such as cholera. Emergency aid in this devastating time will continue to mean the difference between life and death for Yemenis who are living under these unimaginable conditions.

Our response:

IDRF is on the ground in some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the Hodeidah, Reymah and Hajjah regions. Working with the Yemeni authorities and the Yemen Red Crescent, we provided emergency food packages to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were forced to flee their homes. Each package was comprised of nutritious items such as lentils, rice, pasta, oil, sugar and chickpeas, which were enough to satisfy the needs of a Yemeni family for one month.

Your generosity ensured that 5,000 people or 500 families who are suffering in the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century received immediate access to essential food.

What you can do:

Your generous donations continue to be the lifeblood of our humanitarian efforts. Please donate generously to IDRF YEMEN RELIEF so we can provide this critical relief aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Note: IDRF is committed to managing the resources entrusted to us in a transparent and responsible manner. This includes ensuring specified funds for countries are spent accordingly. However, should IDRF receive funds which, for various reasons, are not eligible for the designated programs, donations will be allocated towards areas most needed to safeguard other vulnerable communities.

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Marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian Civil War

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On March 15th, the Syrian Civil War entered its seventh year in which over 400,000 people have been killed and over one million have been injured. The statistics remain staggering: 11.3 million people, including 3 million people living with injuries and disabilities, require health assistance, with 3 million people living in besieged areas and 743,000 children at severe risk of malnutrition. Recently, almost 50,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus and the northern town of Afrin.

To help mitigate this immense humanitarian crisis, IDRF has been working to distribute food packages for vulnerable Syrians during the Holy Month of Ramadan which can fulfill one families’ nutritional needs for a month.

The humanitarian situation in Syria remains dire: Join us as we help to provide basic essentials to vulnerable people living in one of the most precarious environments on earth.

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