Winter Is Here
Albanians are currently experiencing the worst of winter. Our donors are ensuring that families in need are prepared to make it through the frigid temperatures. Every donation you send goes toward items like food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, socks, and more.
25 Years of Service
Islamic Relief started working in Albania in 1991 after war and unrest had effectively isolated Albania and hampered already impoverished living conditions for millions of Albanians. Islamic Relief launched its programs in Albania by first responding to urgent needs: Islamic Relief donors provided essential food rations and clothing to many who had been suffering from the stresses of war. By the spring 1992, Islamic Relief Albania had opened an office so it could implement long-term development projects to help Albanians secure the necessary skills and tools to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
Albania has made great strides in economic growth and poverty reduction in recent years. While vast improvements have been made, there is still a long way to go: unemployment still stands at 13%, gender inequality remains relatively high, and gaps between opportunities available to rural and urban areas have widened.
Albania’s road to post-war recovery has been a long one, and Islamic Relief has stayed by its side through the years. Today, in addition to winter relief, our donors are empowering single mothers, orphan mothers, and abused women through an innovative livestock distribution program to promote sustainable livelihood. With an eye on development and the help of our donors, the future looks bright for Albania.
Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Albanian fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Albanian refugees in other countries.