Aww! One Year Old!

IRUSA staff member Lina Hashem turns the tables on hosts B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon and interviews them for the first birthday of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. Can you believe it? It’s been one year now since hosts B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon got this thing started—one year since they interviewed their first […]

More Than Numbers: #PayingAttention to #Syria

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Tamir from Syria in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week, B.C. and Mordant host a special episode of the podcast. This episode was not scheduled, but was pulled together at a moment’s notice when Tamir showed up to volunteer at the Islamic Relief USA […]

UNRWA & IRUSA: A Partnership of Hope for #Palestinian #Refugees

B.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Misbah Sheikh from UNRWA in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. This week B.C. Dodge & Mordant welcome Misbah Sheikh, Chief of the Private Partnerships Division at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). In her role, Misbah manages […]

Singing for Syria, From Deep in His Heart

B.C. Dodge talks to guest Ghuydar Bashmaf about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. In this episode, Syrian-American singer Ghuydar Bashmaf gets very real about the crisis in Syria and how it’s affecting his family there. Ghuydar was born and raised in Syria, and came to the United States at […]

Talking About #Syria—The Numbers And The People

B.C. Dodge talks to two of IRUSA’s special guests about Syria on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. On this episode of IRUSA’s “What a Relief!” podcast, you get a two-for-one deal—two impassioned speakers sharing insight into the Syrian crisis. We caught Mohamed Khairullah, mayor of Prospect Park, N.J., and spoken-word […]

In Syria, Children Just Like All Other Children — Except They’ve Never Known Peace

    This week, B.C. Dodge and R. Mordant Mahon talk to IRUSA staff member Reem El-Khatib about Syria relief work and her trip to the border to teach refugee children martial arts, on this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast. As of next month, there will be 5-year-old children in Syria […]

“What A Relief” Podcast 2: Laura McAdams Talks Syrian Refugees, Education And Europe.

  Listen to Laura’s full interview on this episode of “What a Relief”, IRUSA’s official podcast. On this episode of “What a Relief!”, international programs coordinator at Islamic Relief USA Laura McAdams discusses field operations i.e. your dollars hard at work. She’s responsible for the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Europe regions. That includes […]

“What A Relief” Podcast 1: Building Bridges With Language Translation, Abdallah Shawky Talks Syrian Refugee Response

  Listen to regional coordinator for Islamic Relief USA’s Disaster Response Team Abdallah Shawky, talk about this experience from the beaches of Greece where he aided refugees first-hand, on this episode of “What a Relief!”, IRUSA’s official podcast. Sent to Greece to physically aid refugees arriving via glorified rubber rafts and overcrowded wooden boats, Abdallah […]