In communities affected by conflict, people with disabilities are often persecuted, forced to flee their homes and deprived of basic human rights – and typically find it even harder than others to access support. For women, it is even harder again. Our Protection and Inclusion Advisor Sherin AlShaikhAhmed sheds light on new research by Islamic [...]
Islamic Relief is running a project in Stolac, Bosnia, which is enabling women to become self-reliant. The project involves creating new sustainable livelihoods by providing 96 women with greenhouses and the equipment and training needed to grow and sell fruit and vegetables. Jasmina who tragically lost her husband and home during the Bosnian war, is [...]
This World Humanitarian Day highlights the immediate human cost of the climate crisis and calls on world leaders to take meaningful climate action for the world’s most vulnerable people. With the theme #TheHumanRace, the focus is on the race against time and the need for everyone to work together to reach the finishing line – [...]
The theme of this year’s World Humanitarian Day is #TheHumanRace, highlighting the race against time to beat climate change and the immediate consequences for the world’s most vulnerable people. In the race against the climate crisis, we can’t leave anyone behind. Gloria Nthenya Kivuva, who works for Islamic Relief Worldwide in East Africa, reflects here [...]
For people with disabilities, fleeing conflict and arriving in a refugee camp can be an even more difficult experience. Islamic Relief’s Aya El Fatih talks to one Ethiopian refugee in Sudan about the challenges she has faced: When conflict erupted in the Tigray region of Ethiopia in November 2020, tens of thousands of people were [...]
Never before has the world recognised a World Refugee Day in which so many people are displaced. Largely driven by conflict, the number of refugees has doubled in the past 10 years, from 41 million in 2010 to nearly 80 million today. Today, Islamic Relief shines a light on the strength and courage those forced [...]
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