Although Europe largely consists of developed nations, it’s important to remember some nations are still affected by poverty. Over one fifth of Europeans experience at least one form of poverty, and research shows Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, and North Macedonia – four of the five European countries Islamic Relief works in – are among the poorest nations.
Islamic Relief’s first humanitarian response was to the Bosnian war in 1995, where we provided vital emergency aid such as food and water and helped rebuild homes, schools, and places of worship. Now, nearly 30 years later, the Islamic Relief global family continues to deliver life-saving aid across five European countries including Albania, Bosnia, Chechnya, Kosovo, and North Macedonia.
A few of our interventions include:
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 Europe, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.
Islamic Relief’s first humanitarian response in Albania was in response to the Yugoslav wars in 1991. Find out more about our work across the country.
Islamic Relief was one of the first humanitarian organizations to respond to the needs on the ground during the conflicts in Chechnya. Find out more about our work across the country.
Islamic Relief’s long legacy of humanitarian work extends beyond the countries listed above. Here is more information about other countries in Europe that have been positively impacted by the generosity of donors like you.