Usamah Ali

Ramadan amid a pandemic

Ramadan amid a pandemic By Ahmad Ibsais   Every year, no matter where I was in the world, I can remember hearing the calls to prayer after gouging on as much food as possible surrounded by food in family. Beginning my fast at sunrise, I especially remember the late-night runs to IHOP at two in …

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Economic Crisis in Lebanon

UMR’s Comprehensive Strategy to Elevate the Economic Crisis in Lebanon Washington (March 24, 2020)- On March 9, Lebanon choose not to repay a $1.2 billion Eurobond to be able to provide the essential services to its citizens. In response to such an alarming situation, United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) calls for immediate intervention …

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Refugees are crying alone

Around the world, refugees are crying alone – in silence. By Ahmad Ibsais  So much of the global community has turned its back on the people suffering, displaced without access to education, healthcare, or basic infrastructure. For these people, every day is blessing. There are over 70 million refugees and displaced people: from the war …

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MLK Day of Service

UMR’s “Infinite Hope Campaign” On MLK Day of Service 11/13/2019  Washington, DC — As a Youth Service America Lead Agency, United Mission for Relief and Development (UMR) will launch the Infinite Hope Campaign on MLK Day of Service, January 20, 2020.  UMR’s campaign aims to honor MLK Day of Service, which is the only federal holiday observed …

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Palestine Medical Crisis

As Clashes Erupted in Gaza: UMR Renews the Call for International Collaboration to Help Palestinians By Nagwa Abdallah Just close your eyes and try to picture what life is like for a child or a woman after the artillery attacks and airstrikes launched on Gaza over the few days, leaving at least 34 dead and …

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Yemen Crisis

AS YEMEN CRISIS WORSENS, THE HUMANITARIAN ALLIANCE FOR YEMEN LAUNCHES MEDICAL MISSION Washington (November 6, 2019) – In response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the Humanitarian Alliance for Yemen is set to deploy a new short-term medical mission early this month. Led by MedGlobal, the new medical mission will commence today and end …

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Saving Yemen

SAVING YEMEN: UMR TEAMS UP TO LAUNCH HIGHLY COORDINATED RESPONSE Meeting health and nutrition needs are top priorities for new Humanitarian Alliance for Yemen Washington (August 14, 2019) – UMR has joined with MedGlobal, Project HOPE, and Pure Hands to form the Humanitarian Alliance for Yemen to launch a closely coordinated, holistic response to the …

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