In 2022, 57 displaced families in Harem and Darkush, Syria, swapped tents for new homes. Islamic Relief built each family a housing unit of their own, each with two rooms, a kitchen and a separate toilet. Umm Muhammad, a mother of five who has been living in a tent for seven years says: “We lost the sense of safety and reassurance while fleeing from one camp to another. By the grace of Allah and Islamic Relief’s support we are able to live much better than we used to.”
Uprooted families in Myanmar also benefited from new, safer homes that protect their dignity and privacy. This year Islamic Relief built 83 more sturdy shelters in Sittwe township, enabling 64 families to move out of flimsy bamboo shelters that leaked miserably during the monsoon. Three new school buildings were also equipped with furniture, water facilities and latrines in Sittwe and Myaungmya townships.