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.

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Afia Aslam on Twitter

Thank u to those bucketing for the DEC appeal today. @IslamicReliefUK @decappeal #GazaCrisis pic.twitter.com/4UmVQ9kl0A

DEC on Twitter

GazaCrisis: @IslamicReliefUK is helping over 125,000 people by providing water and sanitation, food & child welfare pic.twitter.com/P5XVjmQd8D

Restoring independence

Islamic Relief report on one woman they met who'd lost almost everything and how they help her gain sense of independence after devastation of Typhoon Haiyan...

Delivering relief supplies

DEC member Islamic Relief is on the ground in the Philippines and updates on providing urgently needed shelter...

DEC on Twitter

WATCH: DEC member @IslamicReliefUK shipping tents for 1500 families to #Philippines http://bit.ly/1ewQlaF #TyphoonAid