“Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind”
When an emergency strikes, Islamic Relief aims to be the first on the ground, providing emergency relief and helping those affected immediately. When floods, droughts or earthquakes happen, we’re there: providing life-saving food, water, shelter, medicine and other essential items to families who have lost everything.
At Islamic Relief, we not only save lives, we rebuild them – we stick around even after the situation has calmed, helping families put their homes back together. And we don’t stop there. Where people are affected by the same disasters over and over, we think about how to prepare these people before an emergency strikes. We respond, repair and build resilience.
Here at Islamic Relief, we’re saving lives in over 40 countries across the globe. In conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, we’re on the ground reaching places where many other organisations cannot. Since the outbreak of conflict in Syria, we’ve delivered a staggering £287 million of aid to support communities in need, as well as serving refugee populations in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.
In Yemen, where conflict continues to destroy an already struggling nation, we’re on the ground in 19 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing essential food aid to families at risk of famine and facing extensive food insecurity.
In flooded countries like Bangladesh, we’re helping communities to recover from and become resilient against disaster. We’re raising houses on plinths so the water doesn’t reach homes and destroy them, protecting communities for years to come.
In drought-stricken countries like Niger, we’re building long-lasting wells and plant crops which can survive in dry weather, so families won’t starve. Across the globe, we’re serving communities in need – we’re saving and transforming lives.