Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
Most read reports
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- Darfur armed groups extend unilateral ceasefire for three months
- UNAMID hands over 4 team sites in Darfur
- Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | 24 September – 7 October 2018 [EN/AR]
- QRCS sends medical convoy to treat eye diseases in Sudan [EN/AR]
“We are in danger of ending life as we know it on our planet” Islamic Declaration on Climate Change
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.
Africa’s biggest refugee crisis
The situation in South Sudan is critical. What began as a political crisis in December 2013 fast escalated into in a large-scale civil war, resulting in the loss of over 50,000 lives, one million people on the brink of famine and the displacement of over 1.8 million people.
This is now the largest refugee crisis in Africa and the third largest in the world after Syria and Afghanistan.
Almost one million people have fled to Uganda, over 400,000 to Sudan and over 300,000 to Ethiopia.
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.
This International Day for Tolerance, find out more about our peacebuilding programmes in West Darfur.
When conflict in Darfur forced people from their homes, they set up camps in big cities and safe villages around the region.
But their arrival placed additional pressure on already-scarce local resources, promoting tensions and even violent incidents between settlers, internally-displaced people (IDPs) and nomadic people – particularly over access to water, health and education services, land and firewood.
The Qur’an commands us to welcome and provide for those forced to flee their homes – we aspire to be of those who “…show love for those who migrated to them for refuge and harbour no desire in their hearts for what has been given to them [the migrants]. They give them [the migrants] preference over themselves, even if they [the hosts] too are poor: those who are saved from their own souls’ greed are truly successful.” (59:9)
Adam Khalil lives in South Camp, Nertiti Central Darfur, where Islamic Relief runs a food for education project, providing meals for schoolchildren to help encourage school enrollment.
“I’ve been a member of Umul Qura School’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for the last ten years. Islamic Relief started its Food for Education project over the last three days. We are receiving lentils, flour, oil, salt and some crockery from Islamic Relief, and the PTA helps by cooking the lentils and splitting the cost of baking the bread.”
Across Sudan, ongoing heavy rain and flooding have affected 90,000 families and damaged or destroyed 75,000 homes. Islamic Relief’s emergency response continues.
In Khartoum’s Omdurman district we have distributed plastic sheeting, blankets and sleeping mats to 3,000 people in Elikhlas village. We have also provided hygiene kits and mosquito nets to 50 families with orphaned children.
An estimated 340,000 people are now thought to have been affected by flooding and heavy rains in Sudan, where Islamic Relief is continuing its emergency response. Sixty-seven thousand homes – 28,000 in Khartoum state alone – have been destroyed or damaged by the floodwaters.
Islamic Relief is helping refugees – who have been living in limbo in a camp – to integrate into life in Tunisia.
The refugees, who fled conflict which began in Libya two years ago, cannot return to the country or to their countries of origin.
Islamic Relief, with agreement from UNHCR, has been managing activity in Shousha camp since March 2011 and will wind down the camp late this year. Since January, we have been delivering services to 384 people not prioritised by the UNHCR for resettlement – who include Somalians, Eritrean, and Darfurians.
Lucy Moore, Senior Policy Advisor and conflict transformation specialist, reports on an innovative Islamic Relief programme that is empowering communities in Sudan.
I recently travelled to West Darfur to visit two places where integrated programming is helping to prevent and resolve conflict in complex environments - and addressing the basic needs of the community.
Islamic Relief has been working in Sudan, a country torn apart by conflict, for nearly 30 years. Here, Najat Elhamri, Interim head of West Africa, reports on how we are giving children the chance to build brighter futures through education and training.
Getting more children into school in Blue Nile state
Islamic Relief will be constructing two improved haffirs - or rainwater reservoirs - in communities that frequently suffer water shortages in Skeikan, North Kordofan.
Islamic Relief has begun work on a project which will sustainably provide safe drinking water to thousands of people in North Kordofan, Sudan.
North Kordofan has very limited access to ground water; much of the land is arid and isn’t able to withstand the installation of handpumps.
According to the Sudanese Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, some 670 cases of yellow fever cases, including 160 deaths, have been reported in Darfur. The yellow fever outbreak has affected more than half of the localities in Darfur.
The most frequent symptoms reported in Darfur health facilities are fever, bleeding and vomiting. The last outbreak of yellow fever in Sudan was in South Kordofan State in late 2005, where 604 cases, including 163 deaths, were reported over a four month period.
Islamic Relief Actions in Darfur
As many as 20 million people are facing chronic food shortages across the Sahel region of West Africa - some of whom are on the brink of starvation. Resilience has been debilitated in West Africa due to cyclical droughts, poverty, desertification, political conflict and insufficient food production - and with climate change things are only set to get worse.
BUENA PARK, CA (December 14, 2006) - The White House will convene an important summit on malaria on Thursday, December 14. The deadly disease is killing over one million people every year. In the global fight to eradicate malaria, Islamic Relief has implemented projects in three African countries to reduce mortality and protect vulnerable populations.
Long eradicated in developed countries such as the United States, malaria still kills 1.2 million people each year.
A group of leading aid agencies today combined forces to call for urgent action to end the continued violence and suffering in Darfur.
Darfur: an unremitting crisis
The last few weeks have seen an ominous escalation of violence in Darfur, Western Sudan, a state torn apart by three years of conflict. The resumption of fighting has meant that for a third year running some two million people will be unable to return home.
A cruel mix of conflict, drought and failed harvests has ruined agricultural production in the region.