All across the world, innocent people are suffering the effects of ongoing conflict. From Syria, Palestine, Philippines and Yemen, the list goes on…
With civilians caught in the crossfire, millions of families have been left displaced, injured and in desperate need of critical aid. Mothers, fathers and children are struggling without food, shelter or psychosocial support and they are not sure whether they’ll survive from one day to the next.
In times of war it’s civilians who pay the highest price.
Our teams are on the ground day in day out, working to serve those who are most vulnerable. With your support, we can continue to save even more innocent lives.
Allah (SWT) tells us in the Holy Qur’an:
“Whosoever saves a life, saves the whole of mankind.” (5: 32)
Donate to Islamic Relief and help save innocent lives.
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Communities in crisis: Syria and Yemen
While the ceasefire in Hodeida (Yemen) seems to be holding for now, there has been little progress made, whilst families are also continuing to suffer across Syria.
The conflict in Yemen is now the world’s greatest humanitarian emergency. Not only have over 60,000 people been killed as a direct result of injuries sustained from the conflict but over 15 million people are also currently facing starvation.
In Syria, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs also remain increasingly high. Now in the eighth year of crisis, a staggering 13.1m people inside Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance and at least 111,000 civilians have been killed.
Islamic Relief is one of the largest aid providers in Syria. We’ve helped over four million Syrians since the conflict began. In Yemen, we are also one of the largest international aid agencies – operating in 19 of the 22 governorates – and ensuring that around 1,800,000 people every month receive lifesaving food.
At present, around 8.5 million people across The Philippines are living on less than $1.90 (£1.40 a day) with many people not receiving adequate nutrition. Armed conflict and frequent natural hazards, continue to have a hugely devastating impact on the local population.
Islamic Relief work with communities affected by conflict in Marawi city by providing food packs for displaced families, and in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao by focusing on inter-faith harmony, peace-building within communities, women’s access to economic opportunities, and water services in schools and communities.
Over a quarter of people across the Palestinian Territories live below the poverty line. Amongst a population of around 4.5 million people, hundreds of thousands of families are battling to survive. Water and electricity shortages across the region are putting livelihoods, as well as the health of local communities, at risk. A lack of safe water can be especially deadly for children.
Islamic Relief has been providing humanitarian relief in the Palestinian Territories since 1994. Our projects included food distribution, medical relief and orphan sponsorship, in addition to establishing educational centres, care programs for traumatised children and a school for the deaf.