A complete and utter disaster on an apocalyptic scale could is destined to occur in Afder, the Somali region in the south east of Ethiopia.
According to recent reports from the United Nations before the year is out some 10.5 million people will not have regular access to safe drinking water, 8.5 million people will require emergency food assistance and 376,000 children will become severely acutely malnourished.
Prolonged drought and increasing food insecurity in Ethiopia has resulted in internal displacement, particularly in the Afar region which borders Somalia.
In Ethiopia, 8.5 million people are currently food insecure and require urgent assistance.
In the last three months alone this number has increased dramatically from 7.8 million as the situation worsens.
376,000 children aged five or under are severely malnourished.
An acute lack of food and water across the region has led to people fleeing their homes in search of survival.
Islamic Relief is responding to the emergency in Assam and Bihar as overflowing rivers have left entire districts submerged affecting millions of people.
The emergency provisions include emergency shelter kits and safe drinking water for thousands of the most vulnerable households.
Supporting over 1,500 households in Assam
The Assam region has experienced heavy rainfall since May this year. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes – roads, bridges and other essential infrastructure have been destroyed or washed away.
In areas where families were heavily reliant on their animals to survive, the loss of livestock has reduced one-time breadwinners to being recipients of aid.
Arid land and undetected diseases continue to threaten the remaining animals and are leaving entire communities in the Afar region of Ethiopia without sufficient food and income to survive.
Islamic Relief is building good quality shelters for over 3,400 people in Myanmar left homeless by a powerful and destructive storm in late May
Starting in Sri Lanka as torrential rains, then moving across to Bangladesh and Myanmar as a full-scale cyclone producing sustained winds of 65-70 miles per hour, Cyclone Mora left chaos and devastation in its wake.
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Islamic Relief Somalia (IRS) has been operating in Somalia since 2006 and has responded to conflict and drought affected people through provision of life saving assistance. Through our projects, IR has continuously been providing safe drinking water, improving hygienic sanitation facilities, increasing hygiene awareness, particularly to ones living in IDP camps; empowering the urban poor and distressed working children, engaging in conflict management and mitigation and strengthening of community cohesiveness and co-existence.
Islamic Relief Worldwide a humanitarian organization working in more than 40 countries is seeking for a talented, self motivated and energetic person to fill the position of "Regional Desk Coordinator".
The position is based in Kenya with 40% travel to Sudan.
The position will report to Regional Director based in Kenya as well.
To provide support to Islamic relief Sudan office in delivery of effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies and raising profile amongst donors and potential funders.
BACKGROUND TO THE ASSIGNMENT
In 2016, Islamic Relief Somalia agreed to have integrated project approach with livelihoods at the centre while supporting communities affected by disaster or engulfed in poverty. The country strategy therefore puts livelihood as a cornerstone for its programming.
Since the collapse of the central government, many children have lost one of the parents or both due to armed conflicts throughout the country.
Closing date: 22nd August, 2017
Contract: One Year Fixed Term
Salary: £34,490 per annum *Separate Benefits package
Location: N’Djamena, Chad