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Focus on South Africa

Long after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains a country with deep inequalities. More than half of the country lives below the national poverty line, and one in four people suffers hunger on a regular basis. Poverty is heavily centered in black communities.

With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of South Africa 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 South Africa

Islamic Relief opened an office in South Africa in 2003, and has overseen education and health programs geared towards alleviating poverty in the region, providing education support to children, and helping children affected by HIV and AIDS.

Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across South Africa

  • Supporting the construction of an oncology ward for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
  • Equipping high school students with proper classroom desks
  • Improving access to education for more than 400 children across three townships

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


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