Yan Hui Fung, who was injured from falling bricks during the earthquake, rests on a bed in a tennis court which has been made into a provisory hospital, in Mianzhu

Emergency Response

About the Situation

By the Numbers

Some of Islamic Relief’s Major Emergency Response Campaigns:

Bosnia, conflict, 1990s
Ethiopia, droughts, 2001-2003
Indonesia, tsunami, 2004
U.S. Gulf Region, Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Haiti, earthquake, 2010
Pakistan, floods, 2010
Egypt, political unrest, 2011
Libya, conflict, 2011
Japan, earthquake and tsunami, 2011
Alabama, tornadoes, 2011
East Africa, drought and famine, 2011
Turkey, earthquake, 2011
Iran, earthquake, 2012
Myanmar, humanitarian crisis, 2012
U.S. East Coast, Hurricane Sandy, 2012
West Africa, food shortage, 2012
Philippines, typhoon, 2013
Central African Republic, conflict, 2014
Syria, conflict, 2011-2014

Disasters—whether natural or man-made—strike with unyielding fervor, leveling everything in their paths and destroying life, property and livelihood. They affect countless people each year, striking when least expected and leaving when little is left. They wreak havoc that is especially devastating to the poor, who are often defenseless against their coming and may be pushed further into poverty.

How Islamic Relief USA is Helping

Since its inception, one of Islamic Relief’s primary goals has been to provide rapid relief for disaster victims. Partnerships in some three dozen countries maximize Islamic Relief’s ability to respond to urgent situations with speed and efficiency, as well as cultural sensitivity. Islamic Relief’s emergency aid efforts often include the distribution of food, water and clothing; the construction of temporary shelters; and the administration of vital medical care.

You can learn more about Islamic Relief USA current and past emergency efforts by visiting our Emergencies section.



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