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Providing Water For Life In Somaliland

Due to the impact of climate change and global warming, drought has become a recurring issue in Qoyta town, located in the Togdheer region of Somaliland. Unfortunately, this has resulted in severe loss of life, both in terms of people and livestock.

Almost 28,000 households are facing food insecurity, with poorer families being forced to reduce their quantity and variety of food. Many people are also suffering from hunger and malnutrition.

Water is scarce resource and many of the existing water sources have dried up. The water that remains is unsuitable for human consumption and is likely to spread waterborne diseases.


Water saves lives

Thanks to your support, things will be changing in Qoyta town. The community will now have access to safe and clean water, providing a lifeline to many vulnerable people.

Islamic Relief will drill a borehole for the community to reach water sources deep under the ground.

This long-term water solution will provide water for over 70 years and support 3,000 people affected by the drought in Somaliland.

The borehole will enable families to have water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.

Alhamdulillah, on average, each person will receive at least 15 litres of water per day, providing much needed relief to those who need it most.

News Update | Yemen

Islamic Relief has delivered the Cholera’s medicine to the following Hospitals (DTC’s) in TAIZ Governorate; Hajda Hospital, AL-Horya Hospital, AL-Shahied Hospital and AL-Thowra Hospital.

Cholera medicines for 400 patients has been delivered.

The medical staff of each DTC are treating the AWD cholera cases as per condition of the patients.

Each DTC’s have a capacity to treat 400 cases.

Hygiene kits, jerry cans and chlorine tablets for water purification also received by each DTC’s and will be given to treated persons after leaving the Hospitals.


Syria: Rescuing A Lost Generation

38 attacks on schools took place in Syria in the first half of 2016 alone.

When it comes to conflict, children are always amongst the most vulnerable. As a conflict evolves, an escalation in violence and extreme poverty become prevalent. Right now, approximately 7 million Syrian children are living in poverty.

Due to the destruction of educational and essential child services, there has been an increase in child marriages and labour, allowing abuse and exploitation to flourish.

6.1 million children and educational staff are in need of support.


No lost generation

We strongly believe that education is vital to the development and well-being of children. Without educational needs being met during this prolonged crisis, an entire generation is at risk of destitution.

Islamic Relief has been providing educational support in Syria since 2012, contributing to improving the education and individual development of thousands of children.

Your donations will help save a generation of Syrian children by keeping them in schools and preventing early marriages and forced labour.


Providing a good quality education

Thanks to you, Islamic Relief is now providing an education for 2,750 students. We are achieving this by:

  • Building functional classrooms at five schools
  • Providing students with the books and equipment needed to aid their education.
  • Ensuring 144 teachers and support staff get the support and training they need to deliver a good quality education.


Your donations also mean that we can address the trauma experienced by these children. Many children have had to witness death and destruction, which could foster into long term vulnerabilities if not addressed at an early stage. We will ensure specialist trainers are in place to provide the physical and psychosocial support needed to return some normality to the lives of innocent children.

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah SWT and your support, thousands of Syrian children will now have a brighter future to look forward to.


Source: Islamic Relief UK

Islamic Relief’s Emergency Response In Mosul

Intense internal conflict in Iraq has left over a million people from east and west Mosul displaced, and as a result more than 800,000 have been left to survive in internally displaced camps, according to the UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

Men, women and children – travelling on their own or with their families – who fled their homes in search of safety, are now planning their return home. These people are in desperate need of immediate food, water and medical assistance.

Approximately 2,000 people are returning home to Mosul on a daily basis, and this number is expected to accelerate dramatically in the coming weeks and months.

The conflict has also left Mosul’s infrastructure in ruin. Thousands of buildings have been severely damaged or completely destroyed. Initial reports suggest the destruction is far greater than expected, and is likely to cost billions of dollars to rebuild.

Our response in Mosul

Islamic Relief Iraq was one of the first NGOs that responded to the crisis in Mosul. Since October 2016, our teams on the ground have provided food and non-food items to 281,532 people, and supported 2,322 families with food packs during Ramadan.

We also installed tents to house 100 families who had fled Mosul.

Over the next few months, Islamic Relief plans to ensure the immediate needs of those affected by conflict are met by focusing on the following areas:

  • Food security: To continue supporting the most vulnerable families with life-saving food assistance
  • Non-Food items: To provide essential non-food items such as household kits, hygiene kits, kitchen sets etc.
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene: To provide safe and clean drinking water, as well as rehabilitating and restoring water sources, small water networks and sewage systems
  • Restoration of infrastructure: To restore the damaged public infrastructure including schools and health facilities
  • Cleaning public places: To remove the debris of destroyed buildings as well as piles of waste and garbage from the main streets of Mosul

With your help, we can continue to provide food and water to those in desperate need as well as restore essential public infrastructure. Together we can help to provide a better and brighter future to those affected by this conflict.

Please donate now.

News Update | Yemen Cholera Outbreak.

A cholera outbreak was reported in Yemen on 27th April 2017. Since then, the number of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) or suspected cholera cases has increased to over 200,000, including 1,500 deaths. The infection rate is rising rapidly at a rate of 5000 per day. The outbreak has affected 21 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates: Sana’a City (Amanat Al Asemah) is the most heavily affected area, with over 4,000 suspected cases.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the cholera outbreak in Yemen has now claimed 1500 lives and affected 246,00 people since April 2017.

The epidemic has hit 21 out of Yemen’s 22 provinces.

A quarter of the fatalities from the outbreak are children.

Suspected cases have now reached the 200,000 figure and the number is growing by 5,000 per day.

Due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen, health services have collapsed.

This is the world’s worst cholera outbreak and the situation is deteriorating day to day.


News Update | East Africa Crisis

The humanitarian situation in the East Africa is worsening. There are multiple factors including early cessation and under performance of the seasonal rains in large parts of the region and the continued conflict in South Sudan, outbreak of cholera/ Acute Watery Diarrhoea in Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan and measles affecting children under five years olds.

The number of acutely malnourished children has increased. Likewise, prevalence of malnutrition among the pregnant and breast feeding women and older people is on the rise largely due to lack of lack of sufficient food to eat, poor health and hygiene.

Islamic Relief has been responding to the humanitarian needs. During the last two weeks, IR distributed food to 23,325 beneficiaries, NFI to 7,000 beneficiaries, provided 1,615,000 litres of water to IDP, health centres and schools, rehabilitated water points to provide clean water, deployed mobile health teams to provide services to internally displaced persons. In Ethiopia, we also provide fodder and concentrate feed to the productive and vulnerable livestock with the view to protect the livestock assets and contribute to the early recovery.