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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’s Legacy Across Africa

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

Some of our areas of focus include:

  • Access to clean and safe water, education, and healthcare 
  • Food aid
  • Orphan family support
  • Sustainable livelihood
  • Socio-economic empowerment for women and young girls 
  • Enhancing resilience for vulnerable populations including internally displaced refugees, returnees, and host communities
  • Disaster response including floods, drought, famine, Covid-19, and more

And with your generous support, we can help these families in such desperate need. Continue your humanitarian legacy in the service of our sisters and brothers across Africa and donate to Islamic Relief.


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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