IMPORTANT NOTE

Donations made toward IRUSA’s Africa Humanitarian Aid fund may be used to support emergency or long-term humanitarian work across the region. Natural tragedies like these don’t discriminate—we are so thankful that your hearts are open and generous to helping our brothers and sisters in need all across Africa, and around the world.

ACTIVE EMERGENCY IN EAST AFRICA

Torrential rain has resulted in widespread, catastrophic flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. This has caused hundreds of thousands to be displaced and many homes, businesses, and water sources have been damaged or completely destroyed. The floods are expected to worsen over the coming weeks, continuing to wreak havoc on the region.

Islamic Relief local offices have already mobilized, but they need support: We all have to work together. Urgent needs on the ground are food, water, shelter, mosquito netting, and mobile health assistance. When the floods eventually subside, communities will need help rebuilding. Today, they need emergency aid. 

Islamic Relief USA has worked since its early years with partners within the African continent to address crisis such as famine, conflict, orphanhood, water, sanitation, and health.

As we continue to prepare and deploy aid to suffering regions in the midst of crisis, we are privileged now to support longer-term development for communities in recovery. In places like Tunisia and Niger, participants are now benefiting from improved access to clean water through the installation of new water tanks and solar-powered boreholes. By building sanitation systems it provides a sustainable solution for people who have to struggle to find clean water for years. Participants are also being trained in proper hygiene practices.

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WORK ACROSS AFRICA

BENIN

Islamic Relief is working in Benin to help provide opportunities for education. The average adult has not completed elementary school, but children entering school today are expected to achieve a high school education. Poverty remains widespread.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Islamic Relief USA has partnered to provide emergency food security and is currently supporting the development of sustainable livelihoods.Recent violence has worsened difficult conditions. Nearly one in five people were  

CHAD

IRUSA donors continue to provide support for programs such as investing in clean drinking water for communities through building solar-powered wells. Islamic Relief began working in Chad in 2006, and opened Islamic Relief Chad in May 2007 in response to the

ETHIOPIA

Relief teams have implemented long-term development projects that improved access to education, healthcare, water, and sanitation. Islamic Relief also launched several projects aimed at developing livelihood and food security and strengthening the capacity

GHANA

Islamic Relief has worked in Ghana to help relieve both the problems of hunger and lack of access to proper education through teacher trainings, water infrastructure development, and Ramadan food parcels. Ghana has achieved an impressive overall reduction in its poverty rate.

GUINEA

Islamic Relief USA has worked with partners in Guinea to address outbreaks of Ebola through providing medical supplies. Despite its mineral wealth, Guinea, in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It ranks 178th of 187 countries classified by the United Nations

KENYA

At least 100 people have died as a result of severe flooding in Kenya over the past several weeks, and the condition is expected to worsen. More than 200,000 people have already been displaced, and many families’ sources of livelihood have been completely destroyed.

MALAWI

Islamic Relief Malawi was established in 2006, following an official presidential request for international humanitarian support. Currently Islamic Relief USA is supporting the development of clean water systems through the construction and rehabilitation of solar-powered wells.

MALI

Islamic Relief USA is partnering with communities in Mali to aid families experiencing food insecurity and livelihoods. Through agriculture support along with the development of solar-powered boreholes, community members are working to re-establish their ability to sustain

NIGER

Islamic Relief began working in Niger in 2005. The official Islamic Relief Niger office was established several years thereafter. Recent work has included water projects, including several solar-powered systems. Three-quarters of the population lives in severe poverty, and communities 

SOMALIA

More than 600,000 people have been affected by continuous heavy rain and devastating flash floods in the Hirshebelle, Galmudug, Jubaland, South West State, and Banadir regions in Somalia. Families have almost nowhere to turn. Islamic Relief local offices have

SOUTH AFRICA

Islamic Relief South Africa opened its office in 2003 to implement and oversee education and health programs that would alleviate suffering due to poverty and to help children affected by HIV/AIDS. Long after the end of apartheid, South Africa

SOUTH SUDAN

Islamic Relief is working to help alleviate suffering in South Sudan. According to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of early 2017, more than 1.893 million people have been displaced by violence. Some 5.8 million people across South Sudan are in need of

SUDAN

Sudan is the first country where the Islamic Relief family of organizations provided relief, responding to famine in 1984. Islamic Relief USA has provided humanitarian aid in Sudan as permitted by U.S. law. Responding to the recent flood emergency, Islamic Relief USA donors

UGANDA

Uganda remains a country working to balance its ongoing structural problems with the heavy influx of refugees it has experienced within the last several years. Due to political strife and overwhelming violence, over one million refugees have entered Uganda 

ZIMBABWE

Through the IRUSA Udhiyah/Qurbani program, donors help fight hunger in Zimbabwe while fulfilling an Islamic tradition that honors the commitment and trust of the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) to Allah (swt). Udhiyah/Qurbani rations are provided to people in need 

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