Tropical Storm Megi, or Agaton, made landfall late last week causing widespread damage, including landslides and floods. Overall, almost 2 million people have been adversely affected. Farming and fishing communities have lost their livelihoods. Homes have been destroyed. And families have been displaced.
Islamic Relief is on the ground, providing emergency relief through food aid as well as essential non-food items including hygiene kits.
Our story in Asia is a story of resilience, growth, and development. The Islamic Relief family has been providing emergency relief and integrated programming to families in need since 1993. Since then, we have established a presence in a total of nine Asian countries, with field staff on the ground to address needs quickly, efficiently, and effectively.
Some of our areas of focus include:
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 Asia and donate to Islamic Relief.
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.