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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

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CANADA PROJECTS

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EDUCATION & CHILD DEVELOPMENT

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HEALTH & MEDICAL

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WATER & SANITATION

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WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

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RAMADAN & EID

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QURBANI & UDHIYA

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WINTER WARMTH

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ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP

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WHO WE ARE Islamic Relief works in over 40 countries worldwide, providing lifesaving humanitarian aid to those in need, and fighting poverty through sustainable development projects. Inspired by faith, we serve everyone in need regardless of gender, race or religion.

Thank you for your continued generosity and care.

We help impoverished communities access basic services, including education, water, sanitation, and healthcare. Through livelihood projects, skills development and mentorship, we help communities break the cycle of poverty. Our integrated approach to progress helps transform lives worldwide.

OUR WORK THIS YEAR By the Grace of God and your generous donations, we are grateful to share the impact of the work you have supported this year. This impact report features a collection of all the projects we initiated this year, which continue to complement our previous and ongoing work from past years. Because of you, we have reached over 1.2 million people in 2019, and implemented more than 40 new projects to help bring relief and break the cycle of poverty. Every donation you made this year, helped fill someone’s heart with happiness.

EMERGENCY RELIEF

HEALTH & MEDICAL

ZAKAT & SADAQAH

ORPHAN SPONSORSHIP

FOOD & NUTRITION

EDUCATION & TRAINING

QURBANI & RAMADAN

PROTECTION

WATER & SANITATION

LIVELIHOOD

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Emergency Response ISL AMIC RELIEF CANADA


AFGHANISTAN

KENYA

INDONESIA

Herat Floods Response

Emergency Drought Support

Banten Tsunami Response

Providing life-saving food packs to families in the Herat province who were affected by flash flooding, which greatly impacted their homes and agriculture. This assistance was done to complement other forms of emergency aid they were receiving.

Rehabilitating strategic water points and providing cash support for drought stricken pastoral families in northeastern Kenya where no other NGOs are present, to help meet their basic needs in a dignified way.

Providing emergency relief through food distribution, living essentials, and nutritional support. Assisting the community with future preparedness and resilience since the volcano is still active.

BENEFICIARIES

3,500 individuals

BENEFICIARIES

BENEFICIARIES

9,000 individuals

2,500 individuals

BANGLADESH

INDIA

LEBANON

Jamalpur Floods Response

Cyclone Fani Response

Storm Norma Response

Assisting vulnerable families and individuals with their immediate needs, by providing them with personal hygiene supplies, latrine kits, quick growing vegetable seeds, and cash grants to access what their household needs most.

Providing personal hygiene kits, mosquito nets, temporary shelter kits, clean water support and income opportunities to families affected by the cyclone’s massive destruction and loss of their livelihoods.

Assisting flood-affected refugees and displaced families with improved measures to enhance and protect their tents and current infrastructure, as well as prevent against further damage by snow and rain.

BENEFICIARIES

10,800 individuals

Emergency Support for Cox’s Bazaar Assisting undocumented refugees and host families in Cox's Bazaar, by rehabilitating family shelters, as well as constructing semi-permanent toilets, water points and solar powered wells, to ensure safe water and hygiene and prevent disease.

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16,874 individuals

2,000 individuals

Kerala Flood Response Supporting flood-stricken communities by distributing mosquito nets, hygiene and home cleaning kits as well as installing water treatment plants, along with rehabilitating and disinfecting water points. BENEFICIARIES

16,800 individuals

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20,375 individuals

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MALAWI

MALI

SYRIA

Cyclone Idai Response

Circle of Nara Flood Response

Northern Idlib Flood Response

Providing dignity kits, kitchen utensils, blankets, shelter materials, and solar lighting to families displaced by Cyclone Idai, as well as temporary safe learning spaces for children.

Providing vouchers to the most vulnerable families affected by the flood, to enable them to pick which materials and supplies they need the most; as well as training Community Hope Action Teams for better hygiene awareness and protection.

Assisting with infrastructure repair to provide relief and support to families affected by floods, through road graveling for better vehicle access and helping beneficiaries to carry on with their daily activities.

BENEFICIARIES

31,472 individuals

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7,260 individuals Chikwawa Flood Response Providing emergency food supplies and hygiene essentials for displaced families affected by floods in the Chikwawa region, which was worsened by Cyclone Idai. BENEFICIARIES

4,715 individuals

BENEFICIARIES

31,496 individuals

Southern Idlib Response Building Resilience and Peace Facilitating peace between host communities and displaced peoples, by assisting both to harmoniously work together for increased agricultural production. In addition, installing gender-sensitive latrines and toilets to promote better hygiene and sanitation.

Providing displaced families with monthly food packs of oil, lentils, sugar and rice, ensuring both men and women have equal access to the assistance provided. BENEFICIARIES

5,500 individuals

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7,200 individuals

MYANMAR

SOMALIA

YEMEN

Sittwe Food & Shelter Assistance

Drought Response & Recovery

Emergency Life Saving Assistance to Abyan

Distributing food and other essential supplies to displaced families, as well as repairing and rehabilitating their current shelters across various camps in Sittwe, Rakhine State.

Providing hygiene kits and cash transfers to families with young children, to improve food security, health and resilience. Engaging the community to rehabilitate water wells, and promote hygiene and education.

BENEFICIARIES

8,220 individuals

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Providing immediate access to food for the most at-risk families across 7 villages in Abyan, by distributing monthly food baskets with essential supplies.

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4,200 individuals

3,640 individuals


Canada Projects Building our country up through service and positive contributions

Emergency Response In Montreal and Quebec City, delivering non-perishable food items and hygiene products to those affected by the floods, as well as filling sandbags and assisting with clean up. In Toronto, providing funds to displaced residents of the St. James Town fire, to support their ability to return to their homes. BENEFICIARIES

1,900 individuals

Empowering Indigenous Communities

Preventing Gender Based Violence

Empowering Indigenous girls through mentorship and the arts, to enhance their leadership skills and share their professional aspirations and visions for their future. Continuing mentorship programs for young Indigenous mothers to provide maternal health support, as well as inspire them to continue their education and help lower suicide rates. Establishing a safe and accessible diabetes support group for Indigenous individuals, facilitated by an Indigenous elder and registered mental health provider.

Providing support across Canada to help prevent and respond to violence against women and children, engaging and rehabilitating the behaviour of abusive fathers through culturallysensitive programs and specialized support. Increasing capacity for four women shelters and support groups across the country, as well as providing essential supplies. BENEFICIARIES

500 individuals

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70 individuals

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Refugee Support

Mentoring Vulnerable Youth

Climate

Responding to the needs of refugee families and those at a higher risk of violence by providing them with culturally sensitive mental health and social services, as well as increasing the rate of accessibility of those services to other families. Providing language training, e-learning resources and social integration support through dedicated organizations.

Providing mentorship, guidance and support to marginalized and highrisk youth through direct mentorship, athletic sports, personal development, and community involvement. Helping reduce incarceration and recidivism through leadership programs. Raising awareness on racism and Islamophobia through a series of assemblies in order to engage, enable and empower students while enhancing mental health and wellbeing.

Planting over 100 trees in the Wood Buffalo Region with the help of Islamic Relief volunteers to help protect and restore the environment after the Fort McMurray wildfires.

BENEFICIARIES

350 individuals

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3,130 individuals

Food Security

Health & Medical

Supporting local food banks and providing nutritious and culturally sensitive food to low income families throughout the years through dedicated organizations. Assisting with hosting iftars and providing hot meals to the homeless, distributing food baskets during Ramadan, and distributing Qurbani/Udhiya shares for Eid Al-Adha to families in need.

In partnership with SickKids, supporting the training of five specialty paediatric fellows to build a healthier future for Palestinian children; supporting the Ibn Sina Scholar in Global Child Health at SickKids to facilitate expert studies and improved policies that impact disadvantaged children and families around the world; organizing a toy and book drive for SickKids Hospital to help replenish gifts for children who have undergone difficult procedures. Facilitating the Keys to Health Fellowship, a doctor-led initiative that will train eight Palestinian medical fellows at a Canadian university so that they can provide specialized and enhanced medical care once they return.

BENEFICIARIES

25,000 individuals

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Education & Child Development Breaking the cycle of poverty through education and holistic support

BOSNIA

LEBANON

Economic-Social Stability in Orphans

Remedial Program for Vulnerable Children

Providing summer programs for orphan children to enhance their education and social skills; while also supporting mature orphans who face great economic challenges and require special care, by providing scholarships for post-secondary education.

Improving access to education and reducing school dropout rates by supporting various educational projects and recreational activities in two community centres. BENEFICIARIES

160 individuals

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215 individuals

KENYA

SOUTH AFRICA

Community Resilience Building & Schools

Osizweni Community Development

Supporting children in the Kilifi County, by improving school infrastructure and enrollment levels, while also educating on protection, early marriages, early pregnancy and school dropouts. Working with the surrounding community to improve access to water, disaster risk management, tackle economic challenges and environmental conservation.

Improving education services, by facilitating student transportation costs, teacher salaries and nutritious food along with prioritizing early childhood development, primary education and safety for orphans and vulnerable children. BENEFICIARIES

423 individuals

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Health & Medical Improving accessibility and quality of healthcare

LEBANON

PALESTINE

Paediatric Clinic Support

Preschool Health & Education

Supporting a paediatric clinic which provides primary health care services to children, and also offers important ongoing health awareness programs and resources for parents.

Integrating health services into schools, by providing checkups, awareness programs, tools, medicines, better hygiene and nutritional support for vulnerable children, in addition to training their teachers and supporting curriculum enhancement.

BENEFICIARIES

25,000 individuals

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5,000 individuals

MYANMAR

SYRIA

Health, Mobility and Education

Rehabilitation Centre in Idlib

Supporting vulnerable and displaced communities in the Rakhine State, by increasing health services and prevention awareness for diseases; building roads to improve mobility; and providing vocational training to youth to enhance income opportunities.

Supporting an existing rehabilitation medical centre in Idlib, that plays a critical role in treating trauma patients, by facilitating salaries, supplies and medicines to ensure ongoing operation.

BENEFICIARIES

168,950 individuals

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13,884 individuals


Livelihood Resources & training for the poorest families to run their own sustainable businesses

ALBANIA

PAKISTAN

Greenhouses for Income Generation

Sustainable Livelihood and Water

Establishing the roots for sustainable change by providing greenhouses with all its necessary equipment to rural orphan families facing poverty, which results in steady income generation, nutritious food, environmental protection and an increase in youth employment. BENEFICIARIES

300 individuals

Supporting drought affected communities by providing drought resilient seeds, plants and irrigation techniques, as well as equipping them with knowledge and skills on climate change to sustain their resources and advocate for better policies and public awareness. BENEFICIARIES

32,395 individuals

KENYA

SUDAN

Integrated Community Resilience

Darfur Food & Livelihood Support

Providing communities with support systems to improve income and access to safe water, by helping increase agricultural productivity, home garden production, environmental conservation, financial education, irrigation systems and development of water facilities.

Helping to reduce socio-economic vulnerability and long-term reliance on external assistance for displaced people, returnees and host communities, by providing gender balanced access to livelihood assets, loans, skills training, and food security.

BENEFICIARIES

27,675 individuals

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8,679 individuals

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Water & Sanitation ISL AMIC RELIEF CANADA

Greater water equality, sanitation and hygiene to improve health


MALI Solar Water System in Mambiri Installing a solar powered water system in the village of Mambiri, providing the community with clean and safe water, water resource management, and education on protection for women and girls. BENEFICIARIES

1,857 individuals

SOMALIA

SYRIA

Water System Rehabilitation

Emergency Water Services in Aleppo

Rehabilitating the water passage of a main canal in the Sabun village, to ensure sustainable delivery of clean water, to help improve irrigation, agricultural production, and family incomes. BENEFICIARIES

30,000 individuals

Improving access to water and sanitation facilities in 3 camps in Aleppo as well as offering waste removal services, constant maintenance of the facilities, hygiene awareness and water testing and treatment. BENEFICIARIES

14,554 individuals

NIGER

SUDAN

YEMEN

Water & Livelihood Support in Tilliberi

Solar Water System in North Kordofan

Emergency Water Services in Sada’a

Installing Mini Water Supply Systems which will provide water to two villages through solar power. Supporting women through the promotion of income generating activities through those water systems, which includes installing a garden and enabling them to produce and sell the food they make.

Installing hand pumps and upgrading three systems to solar power to increase access to safe water and reduce illnesses, while also training the community in health, hygiene and improved water usage.

Rehabilitating a current water source and installing a solar powered water system along with the training of water management committees, to reinstate community access to clean water, and help control the cholera outbreak.

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15,200 individuals

15,200 individuals

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4,000 individuals

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Women Empowerment ISL AMIC RELIEF CANADA

Building safer and more equitable communities for women and girls


AFGHANISTAN

ETHIOPIA

KOSOVO

Livelihood & Education for Women & Girls

Economic Empowerment and Peacebuilding

Sustainable Farming & Livestock

Reducing the poverty rates of vulnerable women in Herat and Nangarhar, by increasing their livelihood opportunities through literacy, skills training, and group support. In addition to this, education for girls is facilitated through community awareness sessions, teacher retention, and educational material.

Improving economic security for women and youth through access to financial services, training for income generating activities, farming and better access to clean water. In addition to increasing gender participation in community peacebuilding and reconciliation across 10 villages.

BENEFICIARIES

5,600 individuals

BOSNIA Economic Independence through Microfinance Improving the economic and social stability of women in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the provision of accessible, interest-free loans, that will be used towards education, entrepreneurship and improving their living conditions. Focused on assisting widows, survivors of violence, and women with disabilities. BENEFICIARIES

50 individuals

Provided poverty-stricken femaleheaded households with relevant equipment, training, and land for livestock farming and greenhouse growing, improving income generation and food security. BENEFICIARIES

810 individuals

BENEFICIARIES

3,000 individuals

IRAQ, SYRIA, TURKEY & TUNISIA Faith Sensitive Psycho-Social Response Engaging Muslim women who are affected by conflict and coping with trauma, to research and build evidence around the best form of psychosocial responses that are sensitive to faith and gender. This helps enable the effective design of psycho-social programming in our humanitarian response.

NIGER Poverty Reduction in Dosso Region Providing adaptive agriculture and small business developments to combat food insecurity, poverty and nutritional insecurity rates, as well as raising awareness on malnutrition prevention and on women’s rights to enhance protection and economic activities. BENEFICIARIES

7,000 individuals

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340 individuals

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Ramadan Food Packs & Eid Gifts Feeding the poorest communities in the blessed month

Food items are procured locally within each country whenever possible to ensure that they’re appropriate for the recipients and beneficial to the economy.

100,650 PEOPLE WERE SUSTAINED THIS RAMADAN BECAUSE OF YOU

30lbs FAMILY OF 5-7 Each food packet contains 30 pounds of food and sustains a family of 5 to 7 people.

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AFGHANISTAN

12,250

PALESTINE (GAZA)

10,800

LEBANON

6, 000

SOMALIA

MYANMAR

23,100

SYRIA

14,250

PAKISTAN

14,700

YEMEN

10,850

8,700


Qurbani & Udhiya Sharing the joy of Eid Al-Adha with families in need

Qurbani & Udhiya is among the first programs started by Islamic Relief in 1986, and recurs every year when Muslims around the world commemorate Eid Al-Adha and sacrifice livestock to feed the needy. The meat is distributed fresh, chilled or frozen, according to what is appropriate for the dietary culture of the region.

246,843 PEOPLE FELT THE JOY OF EID THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF YOU

2-5kg FAMILY OF 4-8 Each packet is 2-5 kilograms of meat and feeds a family of 4 to 8 people.

AFGHANISTAN

4,400

BANGLADESH

10,200

CANADA

3,823

CHAD

38,400

INDIA

3,000

IRAQ JORDAN LEBANON MALI

120 2,500 200

MYANMAR

12,900

NIGER

30,000

PAKISTAN

4,600

PALESTINE

8,000

SOMALIA

59,000

SRI LANKA

10,000

SYRIA

12,700

YEMEN

13,000

34,000

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Winter Warmth Protection from harsh winter climate and illnesses for refugee and displaced people

Providing families in vulnerable conditions with essential items to protect against harsh winter conditions. These include fuel and heaters, warm blankets and bedding, winter clothing and shoes, construction and insulation materials, as well as tents and shelter supplies.

40,470 PEOPLE SURVIVED BECAUSE OF YOU

AFGHANISTAN BANGLADESH (COX’S BAZAAR) BOSNIA CANADA

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3,199 14,101 400 5,000

IRAQ

1,760

JORDAN

1,135

LEBANON

3,125

MYANMAR

5,500

SYRIA

6,250


Orphan Sponsorship Your kindness transforms lives

Your sponsorships protect the wellbeing, safety, health, education and social environments of orphaned children and youth. This allows for orphans to be individually supported, improves family stability and helps sustainable development for the entire community.

14,349 ORPHANS SPONSORED BECAUSE OF YOU

AFGHANISTAN ALBANIA BANGLADESH

1,281 108 1,144

MALAWI

199

MALI

901

NIGER

659 741

BOSNIA

181

PAKISTAN

CHAD

400

PALESTINE (GAZA)

CHECHNYA

276

SOMALIA

887

ETHIOPIA

410

SOUTH AFRICA

223

INDIA

467

SRI LANKA

222

INDONESIA

180

SUDAN

509

IRAQ

390

SYRIA

JORDAN

214

TUNISIA

136

KENYA

592

TURKEY

234

YEMEN

649

KOSOVO LEBANON

74

1,884

1,138

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