A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has killed over 20 people while more than 650 have been injured on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Many buildings have collapsed and emergency workers are now assessing the damage and searching for signs of life among the wreckage. Over 40 survivors have been found so far. IRUSA has declared an emergency and will be assisting partners with humanitarian aid and recovery efforts.
Winter Is Here
Albanians are currently experiencing the worst of winter. Donors like you ensure that families in need are prepared to make it through the frigid temperatures. IRUSA uses donations to provide food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, socks, and more.
Sharing your warmth helps get them through the winter. Donate now.
25 Years of Service
Islamic Relief started working in Albania in 1991 after war and unrest had effectively isolated Albania and hampered already impoverished living conditions for millions of Albanians. Islamic Relief launched its programs in Albania by first responding to urgent needs: Islamic Relief donors provided essential food rations and clothing to many who had been suffering from the stresses of war.
By the spring 1992, Islamic Relief Albania had opened an office so it could implement long-term development projects to help Albanians secure the necessary skills and tools to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.
Albania has made great strides in economic growth and poverty reduction in recent years. While vast improvements have been made, there is still a long way to go: unemployment still stands at 13%, gender inequality remains relatively high, and gaps between opportunities available to rural and urban areas have widened.
Albania’s road to post-war recovery has been a long one, and Islamic Relief has stayed by its side through the years.
Today, in addition to winter relief, our donors are empowering single mothers, orphan mothers, and abused women through an innovative livestock distribution program to promote sustainable livelihood. With an eye on development and the help of our donors, the future looks bright for Albania.
Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Albanian fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Albanian refugees in other countries.