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“Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind” (Qur’an 5:32)

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.

Emergency Response: Current Focus

Conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

The escalating conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia has caused mass casualties, while tens of thousands of vulnerable people flee their homes to find safety.

In a region already strained by humanitarian crises, this conflict threatens the survival of more than 2 million people, including existing refugee populations and displaced families.

As tensions rise, tens of thousands more people are expected to cross over into Afar region of Ethiopia where Islamic Relief has a presence, and a potential 100,000 people are expected to cross over into Sudan.

Islamic Relief is on the ground

Our teams are working at the entry points and camps in Sudan to help accommodate the large influx of refugees streaming into the country. Our teams in Ethiopia are continuously monitoring the situation to provide support and relief.

Your support is critical in helping us reach those who need it most.

Support our Emergency Response. Donate Now and help save lives.

More than 90% of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries

Emergencies place entire communities in jeopardy with devastating long-term effects. Our Global Emergencies Fund works to ensure that we can respond to events as quickly as possible, within 72 hours in fact, and assist with the recovery to help rebuild lives.

Across the globe, climate change is increasingly affecting communities, leaving families suffering the effects of weather-related natural disasters and devastating entire communities. Left with limited or no access to clean water, shelter, power or food, affected families’ lives are turned upside down.

In cases of conflict, more and more people are displaced from their homes as violence forces families to flee and leave everything behind. Sadly though, it’s society’s poorest who are most vulnerable to the effects of conflict and natural and climate-based disasters. These communities have lower resilience to withstand shock and less access to life saving tools such as early warning systems, earthquake-resistant shelter and lack sufficient health and education services.

Emergency Response, Resilience and Recovery

To keep communities safe we help them prepare for potential disaster and if tragedy should strike we’re straight on the ground. When the crisis is over, we’re also on hand to help communities recover from the devastation and get back on their feet. Here’s how:

  • Resilience: We develop school safety plans, advocate for the use of building codes, promote climate adaptive technology and plant trees in cyclone affected areas
  • Response: When an emergency strikes we supply food, water, shelter, medicine, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, buckets, blankets, tarpaulins and tents
  • Recovery: We build shelters, rehabilitate existing water points, provide livelihood assistance, support orphans, provide informal education and offer psychosocial support

By donating to our Emergency Response Fund, you can help ensure we have a contingency fund that can be used to prepare communities for disaster so that when an emergency hits, the impact on people’s lives is reduced. Communities are able to respond immediately and with the support of Islamic Relief, save and rebuild lives – without our teams having to launch a public appeal:

Support our Emergency Response efforts. Donate Now and help save lives.

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