Emergencies

“Whoever saves the life of one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind”.

(Qur’an 5:32)

 

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Since its inception, one of Islamic Relief’s primary goals has been to provide rapid relief for disaster victims. Field offices or partnerships in around 30 countries maximize Islamic Relief’s ability to respond to urgent situations with speed and efficiency, as well as cultural sensitivity. Islamic Relief’s emergency aid efforts often include the distribution of food, water and clothing; the construction of temporary shelters; and the administration of vital medical care.
We don’t even stop there – where people are affected by the same disasters over and over, we think about how to lessen the blow before emergency strikes. In flooded countries like Bangladesh, we raise houses on plinths so the water doesn’t reach homes and destroy them, protecting communities for years to come. In drought-stricken countries like Niger, we build long-lasting wells and plant crops which can survive in dry weather, so families won’t starve.