Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- The Crisis Below the Headlines: Conflict Displacement in Ethiopia
- UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #10 – Reporting Period: October 2018
- Ethiopia - Council conclusions (19 November 2018)
- Ethiopia to vaccinate more than 1 million people against yellow fever
Almost three million people living in some of the most remote and dangerous areas of the world will be receiving meat as part of Islamic Relief’s Qurbani distributions, during the Eid Festival.
The international humanitarian and development organisation is distributing quality Qurbani meat in 35 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, during Eid al-Adha, which this year is celebrated between 21-23 August.
A recent spike in seasonal rainfall in parts of East Africa, which has previously been suffering from long periods of drought, has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and now Ethiopia.
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.
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.
Drought and conflict in the region has left 22 million men, women and children in South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. Five million people across the region do not have a regular supply of safe drinking water and more than 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished.
More than 5.6 million people in Ethiopia are in desperate need of food and water. The current drought hit the country before the population could recover from the devastating El Niño-induced drought in 2015 and 2016, which affected more than 10 million people.
The Government has since implemented an effective response plan, but millions of vulnerable Ethiopians are still facing severe drought conditions. The Somali and Afder regions in Ethiopia have been the worse affected. The lack of water, loss of harvests and livestock has resulted in mass displacement.
Islamic Relief is stepping up its emergency relief operations in East Africa where more than 20 million people are on the brink of starvation. Severe drought conditions and lack of rainfall is raising fears of famine, equal to or worse than the 2011 Horn of Africa famine that killed 260,000 people in 2011.
“The international community has a moral obligation to rescue the lives of millions of people across East Africa, who are on the brink of starvation,” says Islamic Relief Worldwide’s (IRW) Head of East Africa, Yusuf Ahmed.
Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.
Millions of people in Ethiopia are in need of humanitarian support as the drought in Ethiopia intensifies.
Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years. The combination of the strong El Niño – a climate cycle that impacts on global weather patterns – and above average temperatures of the Indian Ocean mean that crops have failed, livestock have perished and people are facing devastating food shortages.
Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.
In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.
Education and economic empowerment programmes are expected to begin in Sub-Saharan Africa after a new agreement was reached between Islamic Relief and Al-Asmakh Charity Foundation.
Islamic Relief Ethiopia has launched an exciting project to empower girls through education.
The scheme, which aims to improve access to quality primary education for both girls and boys, began in December. It targets children in the rural district of Ewa, Afar, a largely rural regional state where many grapple with poverty and inadequate access to basic services.
Children struggling to access education
Islamic Relief has provided thousands of poor people with access to safe water and sanitation, through a large-scale programme being delivered with partners in Ethiopia.
Despite current development efforts, Ethiopia is amongst the poorest countries in the world, and the Somali region is its poorest region. Conflict and insecurity in the region has stifled much-needed development, leaving many poor families unable to access basic services such as education, health and water.
World Aids Day is a day dedicated to raise awareness about Aids and the spread of HIV throughout the World.
Globally, an estimated 35 million people were living with HIV last year, and 3.2 million of these were children. The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated 2.1 million people were newly infected with the virus in 2013.
Around 21,000 vulnerable people in Ethiopia are to benefit from an Islamic Relief project to fight malaria.
Every day, about 3,000 children worldwide die from malaria – a preventable and treatable disease that kills between 600,000 to one million people a year, mostly on the African continent. Rural communities in Ethiopia are particularly at risk, with 75 per cent of land suitable for agriculture being susceptible to malaria.
As Ethiopia struggles in the midst of another food-crisis, Islamic Relief is continuing to provide emergency relief to some of the country’s most vulnerable communities.
Last year, regions of Ethiopia suffered complete crop failure as the rains failed once more, with vulnerable rural communities the hardest hit.
The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting over 10 million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.
Islamic Relief is on the ground in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.
Islamic Relief Aid workers come across 8-month-old Mahmoud Ibrahim who is severely malnourished. The situation is critical and they make a frantic dash to the hospital to try and save Mahmoud's life.
The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting nearly over 10 million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.
The drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting nearly ten million people from across Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. A deadly combination of successive failed rains and rising food prices has resulted in the worst drought the region has seen for 60 years.