57 leaders of faith and religious organisations, groups and communities, call for national governments and their leaders to ensure that internally displaced people get the help they need
As the winds and rains begin to recede, the true extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Mangkhut is only just starting to come to light, with more than 65 dead, dozens missing, thousands left homeless and acres of farmland submerged under water.
An Islamic Relief team, which has been on the ground assessing the damage in Cagayan and Cordillera Region, says that the isolated communities had been the hardest hit, with poorly built homes totally crumbling in the face of winds raging at more than 150-mile-per-hour.
INGOs working in Yemen are extremely worried about the new escalation of fighting in Hodeidah and the closure of key routes between Hodeidah city and the north and east of the country. The humanitarian catastrophe that has been unfolding in al-Durayhimi and the south of Hodeidah governorate will likely spread to the rest of the governorate and trigger another wave of internally displaced persons. Nearly 470,000 people have already fled Hodeidah since June, fearing for their lives amidst airstrikes and fighting on the ground.
Washington, D.C. — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.
Tens of thousands more civilians could die senselessly unless warring parties seize chance for peace, Islamic Relief warns
Warring parties in Yemen cannot afford to waste another opportunity to agree a meaningful ceasefire and halt the ever-escalating humanitarian crisis, Islamic Relief warns ahead of peace talks in Geneva.
The UN sponsored talks are the first to take place in more than two years, and must be a sized upon as an opportunity to resolve the conflict in which thousands have been killed.
Humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen strongly support and welcome the consultation meeting in Geneva as a first step being taken by parties to the conflict towards a political resolution.
As INGOs working in Yemen, every day we witness the devastating impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people, and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Save the Children's Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said it was time to put an end to the suffering of millions of Yemeni children and their families.
Assault on Idlib ‘human tragedy’ leading to deadliest chapter of devastating conflict
Amid reports of airstrikes in Idlib, Islamic Relief warns of an impending humanitarian disaster in the northern Syria region.
At least five people have been killed, with several families reported to be still under the rubble following the airstrikes. One of the targets was a school and another strike was near a mosque, while the rest were mostly homes of ordinary people, through random strikes on populated areas. The majority of casualities are women and children.
A local aid agency supported by Islamic Relief is on the ground in flood-ravaged Kerala, distributing food to families affected by the worst floods in the southern Indian state since 1924.
The past week’s devastating floods have already claimed 325 lives. We are working with a local partner who have started food distributions in Wayanad, one of the most-affected districts. An additional emergency flood response team, with many years’ experience of dealing with floods in India, is on its way.
By Maryann Zamora, Islamic Relief Philippines
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.
Several earthquakes have occurred on the island of Lombok in Indonesia in the past few weeks. According to the Indonesian Government 321 people have died, over 1,000 people have been seriously injured, more than 270,168 have been made homeless.
The first strong earthquake hit the island on 29 July, it measured 6.4 on the Richter scale. This was followed by a series of aftershocks. On 5 August, the island was hit by another strong earthquake, this one measured 7.0 on the Richter scale.
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn horrific Coalition airstrikes on a bus transporting school children in Yemen yesterday. This bombing follows an unacceptable trend of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by parties to Yemen’s conflict. The killing of dozens of children has escalated the depravity of a war creating untold loss and destruction for people in Yemen.
An Islamic Relief team was distributing aid in North Lombok when a third earthquake struck today with a magnitude of 6.2, compounding the destruction from two earlier earthquakes.
Islamic Relief’s country director, Nanang Dirja, who is currently in Jenggala in West Nusa Tenggara, said:
“People were running for their lives and screaming in complete panic. Once the earthquake had subsided, people were wandering around and crying; pregnant women, mothers with babies, and the elderly. I saw at least four people who were badly injured.”
At least 91 people are officially reported as dead, and the death toll continues to rise after a huge 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday 5th August. It is also being reported that at least 40 people are trapped under a collapsed mosque in North Lombok.
Islamic Relief’s Country Director in Indonesia, Nanang Dirja, said:
We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children. Hospitals are protected under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, as the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, emphasised in her condemnation of the attack.
Islamic Relief is providing emergency aid to people affected by the recent floods, which are the worst the country has seen for 30 years. We are focussing on Hpa’an, capital of Kayin State in Myanmar, one of the heaviest hit areas.
At least 10 people have been killed and over 95,000 forced to leave their homes, destroyed by floods affecting seven states in the country.
Oliver Kyaw, Islamic Relief’s country director in Myanmar said:
Dear Foreign Secretary,
We are writing to welcome you in your new role as Foreign Secretary and urge you to make the crisis in Yemen your immediate priority. We welcome the regular engagement we have had with your officials and ministerial team and hope we can continue to work together constructively to address the deteriorating situation.
Thursday 19th July 2018
At next week’s Global Disability Summit, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) will be highlighting their role in ensuring the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout all levels of humanitarian programming.
Islamic Relief (IR) have been working in Iraq since 1997 and the destruction of Mosul is amongst the worse that we have encountered. Over the last few years IR has implemented over $30 million worth of projects all over Iraq. IR has pledged to help reconstructing Iraq and do all it can to alleviate suffering.
3-6 July, 2018, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia