Mediterranean refugee crisis
Your donations to the Mediterranean refugee crisis fund will support Islamic Relief's emergency programmes to assist vulnerable people seeking safety. Many thousands of people face perilous journeys in an attempt to reach Europe, and in numerous countries local services are struggling to meet their needs. Refugees are lacking even basic items such as blankets and soap - and they also require support to help them to access the services they need. Islamic Relief is helping in a number of European countries including Greece, Germany, and Italy.
Nepal Emergency Appeal
Shortly after 11am local time on Saturday, April 25, an earthquake struck the area between Kathmandu and Pokhara in Nepal. Measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, it was the worst earthquake experienced in Nepal for 80 years. Islamic Relief has responded to the emergency, and, after assessment, expects to distribute food, shelter, water and non-food items such as hygiene kits and kitchen sets to some of the 1.6 million people believed to have lost their homes. Support our emergency appeal.
The current outbreak of Ebola was declared in West Africa in March 2014, and has since spread quickly. Thousands have died to date. To assist affected communities and to help prevent the spread of the deadly disease, Islamic Relief is working with organisations who are operating in the region.
Syria Crisis Appeal
Last year, the region saw the worst winter storm in 20 years. In December 2013, Snowstorm Alexa brought snow, bitter wind and sub-zero temperatures. Roads were blocked for five days, slowing emergency efforts to provide aid. This year, work has already started to hand out tarpaulin to block the wind, and blankets to help keep people warm. We hope to distribute gas heaters and cylinders, blankets, winter clothes, carpets and mattresses, as well as the food vouchers that we give out all year. Please help us to reach those who will struggle in the cold this winter; donate to our Syria appeal today.
Yemen crisis appeal
Recent and ongoing military action is increasing in a country that has endured many years of internal conflict. In March 2015, conflict intensified and 14 of Yemen’s 22 governorates have already been affected, with hundreds of people killed, and massive country-wide displacement expected. Islamic Relief is distributing food, water and sanitation kits, as well as trauma and first aid kits to some of the thousands of people who have already been affected. Please help us to reach those who are struggling to survive; donate to our Yemen appeal today.
India and Pakistan flood Appeal
Heavy rain in northern Pakistan and India has caused severe floods, affecting tens of thousands of people. We’re on the ground in both countries, identifying how we can contribute effectively to the relief effort as soon as possible.
Fighting childhood cancer in Africa
Providing specialist cancer care– including screening and diagnosis, as well as follow-up and palliative care, to children across Africa, at an oncology wing based in South Africa.
Bosnia Emergency Appeal
A State of emergency has been declared in parts of Bosnia and Serbia after the heaviest rain and worst floods since records began 120 years ago. Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, while landslides have buried houses.
Iraq Emergency Appeal
Iraq is already facing its worst humanitarian crisis since 2006. Aid agencies, including Islamic Relief, have called for increased international support for humanitarian intervention in the west of the country, where protracted violence in Anbar has forced tens of thousands of families from their homes.
Afghanistan Emergency Appeal
Islamic Relief is providing emergency relief to hundreds of families across Afghanistan affected by devastating landslides and flash-flooding. At least 500 people are thought to have been killed so far. Please donate to our Global Emergencies Fund to support the relief effort.
East Africa Appeal (Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan)
As part of the East Africa appeal, Islamic Relief is providing vital aid as South Sudan faces its first major humanitarian crisis since it was established as the world’s newest independent nation. Up to 7.3 million people are at risk of starvation.
CAR (Central African Republic) / Chad
The on-going crisis in Central African Republic (CAR) has claimed thousands of lives. Islamic Relief is working inside CAR and in neighbouring Chad to help those affected by the humanitarian crisis.
Philippines Typhoon Appeal
As millions of people are thought to require immediate humanitarian aid in the wake of 'super typhoon' Haiyan, The DEC has launched an emergency appeal.
The Emergencies Fund allows us to reach those affected by disasters worldwide in the shortest possible time, providing emergency food, water, shelter and medical treatment. It also allows us to work in disaster-prone areas to minimise the impact of future disasters.
West Africa Appeal (Niger, Mali and Chad)
18 million people are at risk of severe food shortages in West Africa due to severe drought. Islamic Relief is providing life-saving food, water and medical care including health screening for children. We are also working hard to stop the situation from deteriorating further and providing communities with solutions including cereal banks and sustainable farming opportunities.