Since 1993, Islamic Relief has been on the front lines of humanitarian aid in Asia and is responding to emergencies in two countries: Pakistan and Afghanistan.
After a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rumbled through the southwestern region of Balochistan in Pakistan on October 7, 2021, Islamic Relief Pakistan immediately began work on the ground to respond to the destruction and devastation in the region.
As we assess damage caused by the earthquake, we are finalizing details on interventions to help even more.
In the meantime, please visit irusa.org/asia/pakistan/ to learn more about what we’re doing to provide emergency aid to survivors.
In Afghanistan, IRUSA has served for more than 20 years through our regional offices in Kabul, Herat, Bamyan, Nangar-har, and Balkh. Through these offices, we are able to quickly and accurately assess the needs on the ground and provide immediate relief including:
Visit irusa.org/afghanistan to learn more about the situation and our intervention as more information becomes available.
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.