Use the expertise of faith groups to support refugees, says new report
With over 65.6 million people being displaced the current level of resources to assist and protect refugees are simply not enough. This World Refugee Day, we urge national governments to take meaningful actions to resettle a larger numbers of refugees, and collaborate with faith groups in welcoming them to their country. With ever increasing numbers the rights and dignity of refugees are at greater risk.
Islamic Relief is gearing up its operations in Yemen to deal with the potential for a significant increase in suffering and displacement of people as a consequence of today’s devastating escalation in Hodeida. This could lead to millions of people facing starvation.
11 June 2018 - INGOs in Yemen today warned that any further escalation of violence around the port city Hodeidah could have catastrophic consequences. Humanitarian organizations fear an imminent attack on the city given developments on the ground over recent weeks.
Muslim and non-Muslim volunteers distribute Ramadan food packs in Marawi City which has been ravaged by conflict.
Islamic Relief Philippines worked with volunteers from neighboring cities to provide Ramadan food packs to crisis-affected families. Over 15,000 people in Marawi City and Maguindanao province, both suffering from the highest poverty incidence rate in the country, have been reached and provided with food packs this Ramadan.
Each food pack contained:
By Maryann ‘Mai’ Zamora, Islamic Relief Philippines
Marawi City - Non-Muslim and Muslim volunteers from neighboring cities of war-torn Marawi City, came together to assist Islamic Relief Philippines, a faith inspired international humanitarian and development organization, in providing halal-certified Ramadan food packs to Marawi crisis-affected families.
Monsieur le Président,
Paris, 4 June 2018.
Subject: Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen
Dear President Macron,
We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.
Over 5,000 Islamic Relief volunteers across the country have raised over £1 million to help save lives in Syria by delivering chocolate fudge cakes during the month of Ramadan.
Cakes4Syria was the brainchild of a group of volunteers in Bradford and now, five years later, the chocolate fudge cakes are being delivered to 1,000 postcodes across the country, including London, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham.
Imran Madden, Director of Islamic Relief UK, said:
This statement is supported by: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Global One, Islamic Relief Worldwide, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities, Muslim Charities Forum, The Lutheran World Federation, The Salvation Army International, World Evangelical Alliance, and World Vision
Tuesday 15th May 2018
Islamic Relief is urgently procuring life-saving medical supplies to support hospitals in Gaza pushed to breaking point as they treat the victims of recent border clashes.
Over 50 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli gunfire over the past few days, including an eight-month-old baby, and more than 2,700 people have been injured. The victims have been involved in largely peaceful protests near the Israeli border which have come under fire.
A recent spike in seasonal rainfall in parts of East Africa, which has previously been suffering from long periods of drought, has resulted in widespread flooding across large parts of Somalia, Kenya and now Ethiopia.
Malak is 8 years old, and she was diagnosed with cholera. Children like Malak are especially vulnerable, and are in desperate need for immediate treatment.
The outbreak of cholera has been described as the largest outbreak in world history with over 1 million people affected by the disease.This treatable disease can be contained, but unfortunately it has spread and claimed the lives of thousands of people. Children are among the worst affected.
International Non-Government Organisations working in Yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an ICRC vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross earlier today, 21 April 2018. We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. Our deepest condolences go to Hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the International Committee of the Red Cross.
*This news release has been updated to reflect two additional signatories, bringing the final number to 47.
Islamic Relief UK has today (Wednesday 4 April 2018) launched a major advocacy campaign to tackle all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), both internationally and domestically.
As the largest Islamic faith inspired humanitarian organisation in the UK, Islamic Relief is taking a proactive stance against all forms of VAWG, including domestic abuse, sexual violence, human trafficking, forced and early child marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM/C), and so-called "honour" killings.
3 April 2018, Geneva
This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.
INGOs are delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, despite the complex and serious nature of the security situation and sustained bureaucratic access constraints.
50,680+ children fed
- Swaziland: 28% of youths have not completed primary school
- Madagascar: 19% of primary school-age youths are out of school
- Zimbabwe: e pupil to teacher ratio at primary schools is 39:1
- Malawi: Drop out rate for primary school is 10 for boys, 11 for girls
- Mozambique: Repetition rate at grade 5 is 15%
For seven years the Syrian people have been bombed, besieged and forced to endure one of the worst humanitarian crises in living memory.
The recent intensification of violence and increase in military offensives has made the situation even more dangerous for ordinary civilians. Ordinary men, women, and children have borne the brunt of this conflict, they continue to suffer a war that does not seem to have an end in sight.
The war continues to impact every aspect of life.
We live in a world where poverty and gender inequality go hand in hand.
- Women and girls have poorer access to food, healthcare, education and paid work.
- Women and girls make up sixty percent of people suffering from chronic hunger.
- Women and girls are more likely to die from natural disasters.
Across the developing world, women and girls have fewer opportunities in life, limiting their potential as individuals and holding back the development of their societies.