As of 2022, 100 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide, 27.1 million of whom are refugees. Conflict, violence, and persecution are among the main reasons people are forced to flee their homes, and according to the UN Refugee Agency, we are currently witnessing the highest number of displacement ever recorded. Similar to most situations like this, children are the most affected, making up more than 40% of all refugees.
Two thirds of people displaced across borders come from just five countries: Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar. Thanks to support from donors like you, Islamic Relief is able to provide refugee aid to all five populations, both inside and outside of their respective countries.
Islamic Relief is truly dedicated to refugee aid across the various sectors we work in including food aid; access to clean water and sanitation, health, education; emergency shelter; economic empowerment and social inclusion; sustainable livelihood opportunities; and winter aid. Around the world, we’re helping vulnerable communities build better lives for themselves for generations to come. In addition to refugees from Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar, we also provide aid to Iraqi and Palestinian refugees across Lebanon, Jordan, and Türkiye.
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts towards refugee aid, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.