As humanitarian organizations working in Yemen we condemn in the strongest possible terms the allegations of corruption and bias in the provision of relief assistance that continue to be put forward by the parties to the conflict in Yemen without proper substantiation.
Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to collaborate on programmes and share resources.
The IRCS was founded in 1932 and joined the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent two years later. It is an independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during peace and conflict. They have offices in every one of Iraq’s 18 provinces and chairs the Ministry of the Interior’s Disaster Response Group.
How humanitarian work across the world can be more effective and better serve its beneficiaries is being addressed at an international forum of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in London today (Tuesday 28 November, from 9am to 6pm).
A diverse group of NGO influencers and decision makers from around the world has come together for the Bridging the Gaps forum at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster under the auspices of the World Humanitarian Action Forum.
The devastating conflict in Syria that began on 15th March 2011 has claimed around 400,000 lives and created over five million refugees. Over 660,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan (UNHCR data portal 6 August 2017), many of them crossing the border through the towns of Jaber and Ramtha.
Islamic Relief’s work in Jordan began in 1997 with an orphan sponsorship programme, and in 2011 we scaled up our activities to provide emergency assistance to those affected by the violence in Syria.
By Silvia Roscot
Albertina eats bread with tea every morning for pequeno almoço, Portuguese for breakfast, then walks an hour to school. Occasionally, she skips breakfast and forages fruits on the way to class. Chances are slim that she will have lunch at all. She attends a primary school in Boane District, a 45 minute drive from Maputo, Mozambique, where we met her. As if it was something to hope for, not something to expect, she told us she liked the idea of “lunch at school because I will get a meal, and will go to class without feeling hungry.”
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Islamic Relief Worldwide
Islamic Relief is an international aid and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984, with a presence in over 40 countries around the world.
As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.
Islamic Relief Worldwide is seeking enthusiastic, highly-motivated, dynamic Interns who believe in our mission and share our values to maintain the excellence for which we strive. Through the Internships Scheme we hope to attract and train the next generation of inspired humanitarians who can perform in a rapidly changing and challenging environment.