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Islamic Relief UK release statement in response to heatwaves across the world

In response to heatwaves across the world, Islamic Relief UK said:

“Recent heatwaves and devastating fires across the world should be a stark reminder to us all of the reality of climate change.

“Islamic Relief sees first-hand the devastation caused by global warming. In East Africa, drought has pushed 43 million people into hunger and in need of emergency assistance. Last year Pakistan saw over 33 million people affected by the worst floods the country has seen in generations.

“What we are now witnessing are the worst projections of temperature changes first outlined in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in 2014.

“This should now be a wake-up call to everyone. The UK government and the international community need to seriously tackle the causes of climate change and its impacts, and effectively back the loss and damage fund agreement made at the COP 27 climate summit to help those affected by the crisis.”


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For any questions or to request to interview one of our spokespeople, please contact: · Jonaid Jilani: [email protected]; 07872 403534;

About Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired, development and humanitarian agency working to transform and save the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in over 40 countries. Islamic Relief assists people according to need and does not discriminate in any way.

Set up in Birmingham in 1984 by a group of volunteers, we have assisted over 117 million people all over the world. We’re saving lives and empowering people to lift themselves out of poverty in over 40 countries – from Bangladesh to Bosnia, Pakistan to Palestine, Kenya to Kosovo. Islamic Relief is on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places – including Syria and Yemen – strengthening the most marginalised communities to withstand conflict and natural disasters and to build a brighter future. We also support vulnerable people in the UK in partnership with local charities and organisations.

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