On May 20, then Super-Cyclone Amphan made landfall, hitting regions of Bangladesh and India particularly hard. It is the strongest cyclone to have formed in the Bay of Bengal since 1999. Some 100 people died, and nearly 10 million people across the region are estimated to have been affected. Islamic Relief teams in the area responded immediately to get emergency food aid and other essential items to vulnerable communities.
The cyclone has since passed alhamdulilah, but the need is still immense.
Islamic Relief USA launched this emergency to support critical relief efforts for our sisters and brothers across the region. Please remember them in your dua and in your donations.
India’s vast population size and rapid growth mean that while the percent of Indians living in poverty has fallen, the absolute number of individuals living in poverty in India’s poorest states has actually increased.
That coupled with the region being prone to natural disasters like monsoons and floods means that hundreds of thousands of people face displacement, injury, or worse.
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With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of India are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief has been working in India since 1994, often collaborating with local relief organizations to ensure that assistance is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. Islamic Relief India opened in 2008 to implement development programs to help alleviate growing needs for humanitarian aid.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across India:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better India a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$50 can provide vital food packages to families suffering from starvation