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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.
Islamic Relief is supporting families who have been affected by severe flooding in Tunisia.
Heavy rainfall earlier this month caused the Oued Medjerda river and its tributaries to overflow and the area of Jendouba, in north west Tunisia, has been badly affected, with flood water reaching nearly two metres high.
Islamic Relief is investing in education in Tunisia as part of a plan to build hope and ambition among young people.
Local dignitaries attended a special opening ceremony to launch the programme, which aims to build confidence in a better future through education.
Three people tell how they have achieved a reliable source of income through Islamic Relief’s livelihoods project in south western Tunisia
Growing livelihoods in Kebili
Eziddine Menchaoui lives in Esteftimi, in the suburbs of Kebili. His village is renowned for its palm trees, but Eziddine owns no fields. Instead, he relies for his living on green-house farming.
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.
Islamic Relief has signed an extension to an existing contract with UNHCR, to manage the Al Saloum camp for Libyan and third country national refugees. The contract extension is valued at £1.7 million and will cover June to December 2012. The original agreement signed in February was worth £800,000. The camp is located in Egypt on the Libyan border and houses around 2,000 people who fled violence in Libya in 2011.
Islamic Relief has sent 30,000 pounds worth of vital medical aid to the besieged city of Misrata in Libya. The medical supplies were dispatched from the Tunisian port of Sousse.
Misrata is currently under rebel control with all roads into the city cut off by forces loyal to Colonel Gadaffi. This makes delivering humanitarian aid very difficult.
Islamic Relief has been liaising with the Misrata medical committee to find out exactly what is required. We have already been helping refugees leaving Libya and managing the camps on the Tunisia-Libya border on behalf of UNHCR.
The Choucha refugee camp now has about 4000 people living in it. At the Dehiba crossing we are now seeing Libyans crossing over into Tunisia. We are also seeing people cross the border from illegal points, queue up on the Tunisian side, get the correct paperwork and then continue into Tunisia.
People are being urged to back Islamic Relief in its efforts to get humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people suffering as the situation in Libya escalates.
The humanitarian crisis on the western side of Libya and is rapidly increasing. Around 14,000 refugees crossed the border in to Tunisia yesterday alone, and Islamic Relief is working hard to meet the needs of those fleeing the country.