February

Drought in Balochistan forces a father and his daughter to abandon their home.
Drought in Balochistan forces a father and his daughter to abandon their home.

DISASTER

Drought affects almost 2 million people in Baluchistan, Pakistan.

IMPACT

Wells dry up, crops fail, people leave their homes in a desperate search for water, food and work.

RESPONSE

We reach 25,700 people in crisis, improving water facilities and helping families grow food and earn an income from livestock farming.

“We wanted [the oppressors] to stop calling us slaves and live peacefully together. We just wanted to be equal. They said slavery will not stop.”

Coulibaly is one of hundreds of former slaves escaping to Mambiri village in Mali’s Kita Circle this month. Beaten and abused in a bid to keep them enslaved, they arrive with nothing. Islamic Relief provides food, water, bedding, mosquito nets and soap to 850 people – and equips the community to protect vulnerable women and children who could be at risk.
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