Islamic Relief has been responding to emergencies for over 30 years, providing a lifeline for vulnerable communities affected by conflict and natural disasters. Our work continues long after an emergency is over: with a presence in over 40 countries worldwide, we promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities to rebuild after disaster and eradicate poverty, illiteracy and disease. We often work in dangerous and hard-to-reach places, where the need is usually greatest.

We believe passionately in empowering the communities we serve, to lift them out of poverty. An increasingly important part of this work is resilience projects such as community reservoirs in drought-plagued areas and raised platforms for flood-prone homes so that communities can better protect themselves before disaster strikes.

Through our advocacy and campaigning efforts we also aim to give vulnerable and marginalised communities a strong voice in pressing for policy changes that can help boost resilience and poverty alleviation.

For more information, visit Islamic Relief's website.


Recent Updates

Islamic Relief - DEC Emergency Appeal for People Fleeing Myanmar

Over half a million people have fled the violence in Myanmar, arriving in Bangladesh with nothing. Islamic Relief have been working hard to raise funds to help provide food, clean water, shelter and medical care, but it is still not enough. Please, donate now:

World’s worst ever cholera outbreak

Yemen is experiencing the world’s worst ever cholera outbreak. Almost 2,000 people have died from the disease and there are now over 400,000 suspected cases.

Islamic Relief ramping up efforts to respond to cholera crisis in Yemen

DEC member Islamic Relief is urgently scaling up its response the tackle cholera outbreak

DEC member Islamic Relief respond to the Yemen Crisis

Imran Madden from DEC member agency Islamic Relief, describes the great work happening at their Hizyaz water programme in Yemen. 

Member agency Islamic Relief has distributed 500 food packs: rice, daal, biscuits, noodles, oil and salt.

@IslamicReliefUK has distributed 500 food packs: rice, daal, biscuits, noodles, oil and salt. #NepalQuake