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can help deliver food aid to a family suffering from hunger
can help provide water solutions for families suffering from thirst
can support improved school facilities and education access for vulnerable children
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Focus on Tunisia

Tunisia’s economy was strained by political instability beginning in 2011, leaving 15% of the workforce unemployed. In some areas of rural and western Tunisia, up to 75% of the population struggles to afford food. Yet despite its own challenges, Tunisia opened its borders in 2011 to Libyan refugees—more than 1 million at the height of the conflict, a significant strain on the country’s resources.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Tunisia 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’s Dedication to Tunisia

Islamic Relief USA has been serving people in need in Tunisia for many years. From repairing infrastructure in Libyan refugee camps to caring for orphans, IRUSA donors answered the call for help coming out of Tunisia time and again. Today, our eye is on development, with projects that can transform lives and improve education by making clean water accessible in remote places.

Here are a few of our most recent efforts for families in need across Tunisia:

  • Establishing proper water and sanitation facilities at schools
  • Delivering essential aid to families suffering from harsh weather conditions
  • Providing livelihood support to help farmers establish produce businesses

We Need YOUR Help

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 a better Tunisia a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$1,000 can help build good water and sanitation systems for schools
$250 can support integrated programming that helps create sustainable livelihoods
$100 can provide a vital food package to a family suffering from starvation

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Tunisia fund may serve urgent or long-term programs in Tunisia or for Tunisian refugees living in other countries.

Stories from the Ground

Ezzeddine Gains New Life from Greenhouses

Ezzeddine didn’t believe that Islamic Relief would really help rebuild his greenhouse after it was destroyed in a cyclone in 2014. The cyclone dealt a terrible blow to an area where farmers were barely scraping by, even in a good year.

He had heard promises before from others, and never himself saw anything materialize. Then he saw Islamic Relief’s work begin, and he decided to take a chance and be a part.

Ezzeddine was one of 77 farmers who regained their livelihood through the first phase of this project, which restored 12 greenhouses and provided seeds, livestock and vocational training. A second phase that wrapped up this year has now repaired 66 more greenhouses, restoring the ability to feed and support to 66 families.

This project has reduced poverty for these families in a tangible way, helping them recover from disaster more quickly than they imagined.

“With Islamic Relief, I converted my defeat into victory,” Ezzeddine said.

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