April

Islamic Relief joins leading Christian charities in condemning hatred and violence after hundreds die in appalling attacks targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The previous month, scores of worshippers had been targeted in hate-fueled attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Islamic Relief staff join local communities of all faiths and none in multiple countries at solidarity events calling for peace and harmony.
Safia (above) lost her animals to the drought, leaving her with no food or income and living in dire conditions with her family in Ununule camp, Somaliland.
Safia (above) lost her animals to the drought, leaving her with no food or income and living in dire conditions with her family in Ununule camp, Somaliland.

DISASTER

Drought in Somalia leaves over 4 million people in need of aid.

IMPACT

Hunger and malnutrition rise as the disaster unfolds over the year, claiming lives and livestock.

RESPONSE

Islamic Relief launches an emergency appeal that funds food distribution, water trucking, disease prevention and other aid for nearly 55,000 people.