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PLEASE NOTE: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Africa Humanitarian Aid fund may be used to support emergency or long-term humanitarian work across the region.

Locust Swarms Threaten Crops

Swarms of locusts have hit areas across East Africa, threatening harvests and crops that millions of people rely on for food. The Food and Agriculture Organization notes that the infestation of locusts combined with the coronavirus pandemic could potentially lead to an almost unprecedented humanitarian crisis. This, of course, is on top of threats of famine and flooding that are already putting thousands of families at risk.

Islamic Relief teams are working hard to bring relief to those in need. Your donations will help make this happen.

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 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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