This year, Islamic Relief Canada (IRC) is a proud charity partner of the Mississauga Marathon. On May 6th, join us as we run to help change lives in East Africa

We will be participating in 2 races: 5km at 6:00 PM / 10km at 6:30 PM.

We hope we can count on you to accept the challenge! Sign up as an IRC runner and raise money that will impact people in East Africa today.

A humanitarian crisis of frightening proportions has been developing in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Due to months-long and widespread drought across East Africa, a surge in volatile conflict erupted across the region causing unprecedented food insecurity and mass displacement. This has hugely hindered people’s access to water, basic sanitation and aid.

The number of people at risk for starvation now stands at over 11 million, with the crisis set to become worse than the region’s last famine in 2011. If we do not act quickly enough, humanitarian assistance will be inadequate. This means that populations facing starvation quickly move to the brink of famine, with epidemic levels of mortality, malnutrition and hunger.

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, Mississauga, ON, Canada