Appeals & Response Plans
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2017
- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- Myanmar: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- South-East Asia: Drought - 2015-2017
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods and Landslides - Jul 2015
- Myanmar: Floods - Jul 2014
- Myanmar: Floods - Aug 2013
- Tropical Cyclone Mahasen - May 2013
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Islamic Relief is scaling up its support for humanitarian partner organisations working on the ground to provide vital aid to some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the conflict in Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Whilst seeking to meet the urgent needs of over half a million people displaced from the conflict in Myanmar, Islamic Relief is also planning for the long-term.
“Islamic Relief has been responding to the needs of displaced people in Myanmar for years and unfortunately this will be the case for many years to come,” said David Crawford, Head of Islamic Relief’s Humanitarian Department. “It’s a protracted crisis that we need to have a long-term plan for.”
Huge numbers of refugees still arriving in Bangladesh
In 2016, we increased our humanitarian efforts in some of the world’s most challenging environments. As the war in Syria entered its sixth year, our £26.6 million emergency response programme supported over three million vulnerable people living in Syria as well as refugees in three neighbouring countries. In Iraq and Yemen, as the crises continued to shatter lives, we provided life-saving aid, often in areas that other organisations are unable to access.
At least 1,267 children are vulnerable to exploitation including human trafficking, sexual abuse, child labour and child marriage after fleeing the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
The emergency situation has resulted in a reported 1,000 plus fatalities and the displacement of hundreds of thousands. According to United Nations estimates, that more than 400,000 men, women and children have fled Myanmar for refuge in Bangladesh over the past month, with thousands more arriving each day.
Islamic Relief is providing food, shelter and clean water for thousands of people in camps in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar. We are also gearing up our response to the crisis in south-eastern Bangladesh, where refugees from Myanmar were arriving at the rate of 15,000 a day in the first fortnight of September.
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.
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.
People displaced from Myanmar and Bangladesh are receiving lifesaving food aid in Islamic Relief’s latest project in Indonesia.
Around 10,000 families affected by flooding in Myanmar are to receive emergency food rations, thanks to Islamic Relief, which is also to support mobile health clinics in flood-hit areas.
Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.
Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.
Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.
We have launched a campaign to support the Rohingya community from Burma. Donate today to help us provide food and other essential items to those in need.
According to UN estimates, about 25,000 migrants left Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety smugglers’ boats in early 2015. Some have been abandoned by their traffickers with little food or water. Many of them are women and young children. The government in Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingya as citizens, denies them freedom to travel and access to education in Myanmar and has refused to accept any back.
Islamic Relief deplores the latest violence and killing in Rakhine state of Myanmar resulting in huge displacement and calls upon the government and all communities to make every effort towards restoring peace and normality. Islamic Relief believes that while stability and security are the immediate priority and humanitarian imperative, greater access and protection of all communities and aid workers are also vitally important.
On the night of 2 May 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck the Ayerwaddy delta in the south of Myanmar. This was the worst natural disaster to ever strike the country. Around 140,000 people were killed as whole villages were swept away.
More than 2.4 million were affected by the disaster as houses were destroyed, crops washed away and livelihoods lost. Water sources were destroyed or contaminated putting people at risk of serious disease.
One year on, Islamic Relief has now completed its relief and rehabilitation activities in Myanmar.
At around 3am on Saturday May 3 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar (Burma), sending winds of up to 190 km per hour crashing through the country and leaving an estimated 78,000 people dead and around 56,000 missing.
The death toll is still rising.
Tens of thousands of homes have been flattened, roads destroyed and power lines ripped down, and aid agencies are reporting that as many as 1.5 million people may be left without access to food, shelter or water in what is being described as the worst storm to hit Asia in 25 years.
In the immediate aftermath of the catastrophe the main …