Wildfires in Fort McMurray Emergency Appeal

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We are providing food, clothes and hygiene supplies to evacuee residents of Fort McMurray. 
Please support our life-saving work today.

Out of control wildfires force thousands of people out of their homes

Residents of neighbourhoods in Fort McMurray, Alberta, were forced to evacuate their homes on May 14th as an out-of-control wildfire crept closer to the city. Residents were asked to evacuate abruptly, leaving all their belongings behind and no guarantee of when they could return. 

Islamic Relief is on the ground in Alberta, responding to the emergency and working to provide urgent food, clothes and hygiene products to evacuees.

How your donations can help Fort McMurray evacuees

Fire danger continues to be extreme, with unfavourable wind conditions pushing the fire towards the city. You can help ease the burden of this wildfire for the Fort McMurray evacuees by donating towards our life-saving work.

Please support the people of Fort McMurray today.

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We are always ready to answer the call. We have supported 29,722 people through emergency response interventions during the Alberta and British Columbia Wildfires, Quebec floods, assisting the families of the Quebec Mosque shooting and St James Fire.

In 2019, we partnered with Canadian Red Cross to support the training of our dedicated volunteers and respond with CRC when a natural disaster happens.

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We have supported over 45,000 vulnerable and precariously living people to alleviate the effects of poverty by improving access to nutritious food through hot meal services, food boxes and basic hygiene kits.

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