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EMERGENCIES ACROSS ASIA

Severe Flooding Slams the Philippines

On November 17, severe flooding overtook the Philippines, resulting in the displacement of over 700,000 people across multiple provinces. Crop damage has affected the livelihoods of families who are dependent on agriculture and fishing for their daily or seasonal wages; water systems have been damaged including wells and pumps; and the damage to infrastructure including homes, roads, and bridges has pushed families to take shelter in evacuation centers, where access to proper hygiene and sanitation is becoming increasingly challenging. 

Islamic Relief is currently working with the local government and non-governmental organizations to conduct needs assessments. Our immediate response includes providing cash assistance to vulnerable families across the affected area, and your donations to our Asia Humanitarian Fund can help support these efforts and bring relief to our brothers and sisters in need.

Devastating Earthquakes Strike Herat

Four major earthquakes, each of a magnitude between 4.7 and 6.3, have hit the Herat region since October 7. Over 2,000 people have died; thousands of people have been injured; and more than 3,000 homes have been completely destroyed, leaving people homeless. The number of people directly affected has risen to more than 40,000.

“The people of Afghanistan have already been through so much suffering. This earthquake is now a double calamity for many families who urgently need our support. We are appealing for as much financial assistance to help those affected by this disaster. Many people have lost loved ones, and many [are] injured. Their needs will be huge in the days to come.” – Umair Hasan, Islamic Relief Afghanistan Country Director

Islamic Relief is working with local partners to provide emergency relief and promote long-term recovery. The initial emergency response includes cash assistance for food and other basic needs; essential non-food items including hygiene kits; and transitional shelter and rental assistance. 

Early recovery goals include construction of shelters; rehabilitation of water sources and construction of latrines; cash-for-work opportunities to repair community infrastructure; skill-based training and promotion of income-generating activities; and formation of community self-help groups (SHG’s). Our goal is to help restore hope and dignity to families in Afghanistan as they rebuild their homes and communities.

Islamic Relief’s Legacy Across Asia

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:

  • Food aid
  • Access to clean and safe water, education, healthcare
  • Orphan family support
  • Sustainable livelihood support
  • Women economic empowerment
  • Humanitarian aid for vulnerable communities including refugees, internally displaced people, and their host communities
  • Emergency aid for natural disasters including floods, drought, cyclones, and earthquakes
  • Winter aid

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.

We Need YOUR Help

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 in Asia, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.

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AFGHANISTAN

Islamic Relief has served the Afghan community for more than 20 years, and continues to provide humanitarian and development assistance today. Find out more about our work.

BANGLADESH

Islamic Relief has been in Bangladesh since 1991. Find out more about our work across the country.

INDIA

Islamic Relief has been in India since 1994. Find out more about our work across the country.

INDONESIA

Islamic Relief has been in Indonesia since 2000. Find out more about our work across the country.

MYANMAR

Our main intervention in Myanmar includes providing humanitarian aid to internally displaced people and host communities in Rakhine State. Find out more about our work.

NEPAL

Islamic Relief has been in Nepal since 2015. Find out more about our work across the country.

PAKISTAN

Islamic Relief has been in Pakistan since 1992. Find out more about our work across the country.

PHILIPPINES

Islamic Relief has been in Philippines since 2013. Find out more about our work across the country.

SRI LANKA

Islamic Relief has been in Sri Lanka since 2004. Find out more about our work across the country.

WORK IN OTHER COUNTRIES

Islamic Relief’s legacy of humanitarian work extends beyond the countries listed above. Find out more about our work across other countries in Asia that have been positively impacted by the generosity of donors like you.

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