Albania suffers from high unemployment and extreme poverty. Nearly half of the country’s employment comes from the agricultural industry, but only a small population owns land and even fewer own modern farming equipment. In turn, people flee to nearby cities for better opportunities but are often met with poor working conditions and little compensation.
Islamic Relief’s first humanitarian response in Albania was in response to the Yugoslav wars in 1991, where we provided vital emergency aid to people in need including food and essential non-food items such as clothing. Since then, our focus has been on long-term development assistance to help pull vulnerable communities out of the cycle of poverty.
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 Albania, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.