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Drought Devastates Parts of East Africa

Families across Kenya and South Sudan have been hit hard by a drought that is leading to hunger, thirst, disease, and worse: The strain on resources has meant that livestock are dying, affecting livelihoods. There have been reports of domestic and inter-communal violence as well.

In Kenya alone, an estimated 1.4 million people face acute food insecurity and need humanitarian assistance.

Islamic Relief staff are on the ground, providing emergency relief to families in need, but we need your support to reach more people and to provide more aid. Your donation today can help support efforts to bring clean water and urgent food for families, and veterinary aid for affected livestock to help farmers get back their livelihoods.

We will update this page with more details are they are made available. Please give generously.

Islamic Relief’s Legacy Across Africa

The Islamic Relief global family has been providing emergency relief and integrated programming to families in need across Africa since 1984, starting with a call to provide humanitarian aid to Sudan.

Since then, Islamic Relief has established a presence in 16 African countries, with field staff on the ground to address needs quickly, efficiently, and effectively.

From addressing poor water and sanitation access, to providing solutions that tackle food insecurity and malnutrition, to alleviating poverty and difficulties faced by orphans, and to sending urgent aid during emergencies, Islamic Relief donors continue their humanitarian legacy in the service of our sisters and brothers across Africa.

Our reach across Africa, 2017-2019

1,783,000+ PEOPLE SERVED
IRUSA helps millions across the world

Ethiopia is Africa’s second most populous country, and is also home to the second highest number of refugee and asylum seekers in Africa.


Although Kenya has made significant strides in terms of overall country development, vulnerable communities are still regularly affected by drought and floods.


Half of Malawi’s population lives below the poverty line. They struggle to acquire clean water, food, education, and quality healthcare. Women and children are especially vulnerable.


Many of Mali’s people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance—specifically assistance relating droughts, floods, food insecurity, and impacted livelihoods.


Niger remains one of the world’s poorest countries. Frequent droughts, high illiteracy, disease, and widespread poverty are big challenges in securing the country’s economic development.  


Somalia’s long-standing humanitarian crisis is one of the world’s worst. Millions of Somalians remain displaced internally and as refugees. 


Although South Africa is one of Africa’s most developed countries, the country is still recovering from the long-term effects brought on by previous apartheid.


South Sudan, one of the world’s newest countries, is forced to balance development with internal conflicts. Millions of its people are in need of aid.


The humanitarian situation in Sudan—home to one of the decade’s most notable humanitarian crises in Darfur—continues to worsen.


Islamic Relief’s long legacy of humanitarian work extends beyond the countries listed above. Here is more information about other countries in Africa that have been positively impacted by the generosity of donors like you.

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