Coronavirus Appeal

As the world focuses on preventing the spread of COVID-19, Islamic Relief is providing health and hygiene support to vulnerable people in South Africa and around the world – and appealing to our donors to assist with this vital work.

As at 3rd May 2020, over 3.5 million  people had tested positive for the virus, with 247,312 reported deaths.

Our health and hygiene work saves lives

Islamic Relief staff and volunteers on the ground have been providing lifesaving aid to minimise the risk of the disease spreading. As COVID-19 impacts more communities around the world, our teams will be providing essential food packs, hygiene kits and access to sanitation.

Islamic Relief  has stepped up its response and pledged $10 million to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic across the globe.

Good hygiene saves lives

Islamic Relief is encouraging all local communities to take extra care during this period and follow their governments’ official medical advice.

This includes:

  • Washing hands regularly and thoroughly with soap
  • Avoiding touching one’s face
  • Covering one’s mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Putting used tissues in the bin and washing hands immediately
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are unwell.


And whoever saves one life it would be as if he saved all of mankind
(Qur’an 5:32).

Donate to our Coronavirus Appeal

There are millions of vulnerable people around the world who face economic barriers to healthcare or live in areas with inadequate medical facilities. The risk of serious illness or death from disease is even higher for them.

Islamic Relief is continuing to provide support to vulnerable people all over the world and in the coming days, weeks and months will be doing all we can to limit the impact of coronavirus through our health and hygiene programmes.

Help us prevent the spread of Coronavirus by donating towards our Coronavirus Appeal.

In South Africa:

R100 can provide a basic hygiene kit.

R400 can provide a family of 4 with a food pack for a month.

R1500 can provide a vulnerable family with financial aid.

In Gaza, Syria and Yemen:

R500 can provide a family with a hygiene kit

R850 can feed a family for a month

R25,000 can equip a hospital with critical medical supplies


You can help make a difference. Your donation could help save a life.

Islamic Relief runs hygiene awareness sessions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
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