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

(Qur’an 5:32)

When an emergency strikes, Islamic Relief aims to be the first on the ground, to provide emergency relief and help those affected immediately. When floods, droughts or earthquakes happen, we’re there: providing life-saving food, water, shelter, medicine and other essential items to families who have lost everything.

Saving lives since 1984

Here at Islamic Relief, we’re saving lives in over 40 countries across the globe. In conflict zones such as Syria and Yemen, we’re on the ground reaching places where many other organisations cannot. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, we’ve delivered a staggering R 5.8 billion of aid to support communities in need, as well as serving refugee populations in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon and Jordan.

In Yemen, where conflict continues to destroy an already struggling nation, we’re on the ground in 19 of the country’s 22 governorates, providing essential food aid to families at risk of famine and facing extensive food insecurity.

In flooded countries like Bangladesh, we’re helping communities to recover from and become resilient against disaster. We’re raising 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’re building long-lasting water systems and plant drought resilient crops which can survive in dry weather, so families won’t starve.

Across the globe, in over 40 countries, we’re serving communities in need – we’re saving and transforming lives.


More than 90% of natural disaster-related deaths occur in developing countries

Emergencies place the lives of entire populations in jeopardy with devastating long-term effects. Our Global Emerge