November

As a series of earthquakes in the Philippines follow last month’s quake, destroying over 20,000 homes, we give 140 families vital items such as nappies, sanitary towels, mosquito nets and folding beds.
In Gourma Rharous, Mali, where inter-communal conflict causes over 4,400 people to flee their homes, we provide cash vouchers so they can buy enough food for a fortnight.
In central Somalia, deadly flash floods submerge villages and destroy crops. One of the first organizations on the ground, Islamic Relief staff arrive on tractors to reach 3,000 families and distribute tents and food packs. We also provide clean water and sanitation facilities to curb insects spreading diarrhoea, malaria and other diseases.

In the wake of Cyclone Bulbul, a woman cooks amid the ruins of her home in Bangladesh.
In the wake of Cyclone Bulbul, a woman cooks amid the ruins of her home in Bangladesh.

DISASTER

Cyclone Bulbul batters coastal regions of Bangladesh and India, with winds reaching 140km per hour.

IMPACT

Millions of people are uprooted from their homes. The storm destroys thousands of mud houses and floods farms, ruining crops and sparking fears of malnutrition as food prices rise.

RESPONSE

Islamic Relief Bangladesh staff and volunteers evacuate vulnerable people, provide emergency shelter and hygiene kits, support home repairs and help replace ruined crops. Altogether, we help about 10,000 people to get through the crisis.