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This year, Islamic Relief Canada is a proud charity partner of the Mississauga Marathon.

There will be two racing events we will take part in: 5km & 10km. Join us on May 6th, 2017 to participate in the racing event of your choice and raise donations for the South Sudan crisis. 
 
The South Sudan crisis is unfortunately getting very little media attention and is virtually unknown within our communities. Almost 5.5 million people, about 50% of the population, are suffering from severe food insecurity. More than one million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished. Waterborne diseases, such as cholera and typhoid, from contaminated water are an increasing risk. The number of people fleeing their homes is increasing as inflation rates rise leaving the local currency with little purchasing power. 
 
  • Islamic Relief Canada is drilling 4 borehole water wells, distributing food packs to 1,840 families, providing 3.6 million litres of water to 3,000 households, and providing mosquito nets in camps of internally displaced people. 
On May 6th, join us as we run to help change lives in South Sudan.