‘She was the pillar of our family’


Tuesday, 21 Mar, 2017

Tufail Hussain is currently in drought ravaged Somalia, assessing the situation and supporting Islamic Relief Somalia with the delivery of vital aid.

From his first day in Somalia, Tufail writes about the heart-wrenching story of a family he met in an IDP camp in Mogadishu.

Standing with Syria as the conflict enters a seventh year


Tuesday, 21 Mar, 2017

Six years on from when it began on March 15 2011, the brutal and agonising Syrian conflict shows no signs of ending any time soon. Islamic Relief continues to deliver food, shelter, medicines and other aid on a huge scale as this most challenging of humanitarian crises enters a seventh year.

‘We urgently need water & food or we will die’


Monday, 27 Feb, 2017

Mother-of-four says the drought in Somalia is the worst she has seen.

“We’ve had droughts here in the past but I don’t remember one as bad as this – and look at my age,” says 50-year-old widow Sareedo Barre Haji Muse.

Kashmir Response for Displaced Families


Monday, 05 Dec, 2016

Increased tensions on the Pakistani-Indian border have caused 11,000 families to flee their homes.

Over the last two days Islamic Relief has delivered food packs to feed 1,500 people who have fled their homes in the Upper Neelum Valley.

Launch of Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

Monday, 05 Dec, 2016

Islamic Relief is one of three major donors to the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, which launched on Friday December 2 in the Parktown area of Johannesburg.

Fears for Mosul as Iraq prepares for fleeing citizens


Monday, 31 Oct, 2016

Islamic Relief’s team on the ground, leading a £500,000 response plan, says civilians who manage to escape the city may be subjected to screening and possible detention or onward travel to camps for displaced people.

Back to school with new kit in Kosovo!


Monday, 31 Oct, 2016

Hundreds of children have started the new term with a boost from new school sets.

Islamic Relief has delivered a distribution with a difference in Kosovo.

Nepal Blog – Racing The Monsoon Season

Nepal Earthquake Blog

Friday, 08 May, 2015

The earthquake came violently and brutally, but when it left, the suffering it had caused remained. Now Islamic Relief’s Fadi Itani reports that we are in a race against time to help those affected before the monsoon season starts.

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