Families across Afghanistan are asking for our attention and compassion right now: An estimated 270,000 Afghans have been newly displaced inside the country since January 2021—primarily due to insecurity and violence—bringing the total uprooted population to more than 3.5 million people. Families are forced to flee their homes in recent weeks have cited the worsening security situation as the predominant reason for their flight. All this as Afghanistan sits on the brink of famine. This June, Afghanistan officially fell into drought, making rough conditions even worse.
Your donations can help us get urgent food aid, water and hygiene kits, and shelter to families in need. Visit irusa.org/afghanistan to learn more about the situation and our intervention as more information becomes available.
Islamic Relief has been on the front lines of humanitarian aid for Asia since 1993.
Our first calls to action in the region were to provide emergency relief. Since then, our dedication to work across Asia has expanded to include education, development initiatives, vocational training, women’s literacy, orphan sponsorship, Islamic microfinance, poverty alleviation, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. And most recently, we’ve focused our energies on helping refugees across the region—like those from Myanmar—get the essentials they need to survive.
Donors, like you, support these efforts because they know of the great impact we can have when we join together to serve our sisters and brothers in need.
For over 18 years, Islamic Relief has been one of few international organizations to continuously work in Afghanistan—our range of projects provide access to clean water, sanitation, education, food, and emergency relief.
From working with vulnerable communities to strengthen their resilience to natural disasters, to promoting Islamic microfinance and sustainable livelihood projects, IR is heavily present in Bangladesh.
In 1994, Islamic Relief began providing emergency relief and implementing developmental projects in India. Since then, projects including livelihood development, education, water and sanitation, and more have been implemented.
Islamic Relief has been delivering aid to the people of Indonesia since 2000. Situated in a region prone to natural disasters, the country has suffered earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, and floods.
Islamic Relief has supported aid efforts in Myanmar since 2012. Hundreds of thousands of people, especially IDPs and refugees who are or were in neighboring Bangladesh and Indonesia, continue to be helped with immediate needs like food and shelter.
In April 2015, the Gorkha earthquake struck Nepal and killed nearly 9,000. In the aftermath, Islamic Relief was on the ground providing thousands of vulnerable survivors with food, shelter, and hygiene kits.
Starting with Ramadan and Qurbani food distributions in 1992, programs for those in need across Pakistan have expanded to include development initiatives and vital emergency relief after natural disasters.
After Typhoon Haiyan struck, which affected 14 million people in the Philippines in 2013, Islamic Relief provided vital aid to those affected. Since then, programs have focused on shelter, livelihood through business-building, and vocational training.
Islamic Relief began work in Sri Lanka in 2004 in response to the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami. Since then, Islamic Relief has implemented livelihood programs, orphan support, and food aid efforts to serve those in need.
Islamic Relief’s long legacy of humanitarian work extends beyond the countries listed above. Here is more information about other countries in Asia that have been positive impacted by the generosity of donors like you.