More Than 17 Thousand Families in Syria Affected by Flood
NORTHWEST SYRIA, May 24 – Heavy rainfall and strong winds have severely impacted Northern Syria, particularly in the Idlib and Aleppo governorates, leading to flash floods and severe weather-related incidents. The floods have caused extensive damage to camps, closed roads, and inundated agricultural lands, homes, and medical and educational facilities, prompting population displacement. Preliminary reports [...]
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Islamic Relief Mobilizes Relief Efforts in Flood-Hit Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN, May 13 - Islamic Relief has initiated urgent response measures in the wake of catastrophic floods that have engulfed Afghanistan, claiming over 300 lives with many more individuals still unaccounted for. The devastation follows relentless torrential rains that swept through the region, obliterating roads, agricultural lands, and fragile homes, exacerbating the already dire situation [...]
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“My country, Sudan, is at imminent risk of collapse.”
It is 1 year since a brutal war erupted in Sudan (read here), pushing the country to the verge of famine and creating the world’s biggest displacement crisis. Many of Islamic Relief’s own staff have been deeply affected by the violence. Elsadig Elnour, Islamic Relief’s Country Director in Sudan, reflects on the events of the [...]
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A forgotten crisis: 1 year of brutal war in Sudan
On 15 April 2023, the lives of millions of Sudanese people were brutally ripped apart. Fierce street battles broke out in the usually peaceful capital city of Khartoum. Families fled as bullets and shells tore indiscriminately through heavily populated neighbourhoods and bodies piled high in the streets. Since then, a tornado of chaos has engulfed [...]
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International Women’s Day 2024: Women are still struggling for their basic needs
International women’s day 2024: Najah Almugahed, Gender Protection and Inclusion Advisor at Islamic Relief examines how the needs vs rights debate applies to women in humanitarian crises, calling for more aid to cover women’s basic needs. After nearly a decade residing away from home, I managed to go back for a visit last year. Home [...]
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International Women’s Day: How a radio personality is making a difference in her rural Malian community
This International Women's Day, Islamic Relief is celebrating women like Oummou, who is leading the charge to inspire change in Mali.   Domestic violence is commonplace in many parts of western Africa, where society is still largely dominated by men. Determined to confront this is Oummou, who works at a radio station in the small [...]
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