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Syria Flood Relief

03 Jan 2019

In late December 2018 heavy rainfall caused severe flash flooding in parts of Idlib and Aleppo Province in Northern Syria. The flooding affected thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in camps across five towns damaging some 2,214 tents and affecting up to 25 000 people. Some 500 families had their tents completely washed away and others have had their tents and belongings damaged or destroyed. Poor drainage, limited sewerage and the location of camps on agricultural ground with loose...


Yemen Crisis

05 Dec 2018

Airstrikes, armed clashes and attacks on civilian infrastructure which have been going on since March 2015 have resulted in the world’s largest food security crisis and enabled the spread of cholera at an unprecedented scale. More than half of the Yemeni population is still suffering from deliberate targeting and other apparent violations of International Humanitarian Law. All of this makes the Yemeni crisis one of the world’s largest man-made crises, and one which has displaced over three million...


Sulawesi Tsunami

04 Oct 2018

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and powerful aftershocks struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, September 28th,2018, triggering a tsunami that slammed into coastal areas around the provincial capital, Palu. By Sunday, September 30th, the death toll had risen over 800 with Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla saying the final toll could reach much higher. Countless buildings have collapsed, electricity and telecommunications have been cut off and transport networks have been damaged, limiting...


Lombok Earthquake

06 Aug 2018

Al-Imdaad Foundation is responding to the devastating earthquakes that struck the Indonesian Island of Lombok causing large scale destruction. In late July and the first weeks of August 2018, a series of earthquakes rocked the Island, including a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake on August 5th, a Magnitude 6.4 on July 29th and a Magnitude 6.2 on August 9th. By Friday August 10th, 2018, the death toll had risen to 320, with over 1099 serious injuries and more than 270, 000 people displaced. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s...


Rohingya Crisis continues

25 Jan 2018

Rakhine, the poorest region in Myanmar, was home to more than a million Rohingya who have faced decades of persecution in a country, where they are not even considered citizens. The Rohingya are one of the most helpless and forsaken peoples of the world. An ethnic minority disdained by the Burmese public and ignored by the Burmese government, the Rohingya do not have full citizenship rights. Before the most recent mass exodus, about 1.1 million Rohingya lived in apartheid-like conditions in...


Essahaba Hospital and Medical Rehabilitation Projects in GAZA

09 May 2018

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been working in Palestine since our inception in 2003 and has made tremendous and significant strides in rehabilitating the over-burdened health sector in Gaza. We have actively been involved in the first ever “females only” hospital in Gaza. This facility was established to offer medical services exclusively to women by female medical staff and involves no male involvement. The project has been widely accepted in Gaza and has become one of the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s...


Gaza Winter Warmth

23 Jan 2019

Winter in the Gaza Strip is one of the most dreaded times of year. Thousands of families live in slums and makeshift shelters that flood with freezing water when it rains and offer little protection from the harsh winter temperatures. Nights are often freezing and with limited hours of energy, these conditions are exacerbated. Many families need fuel for cooking and heating besides the unreliable electrical grid, but their resources are scarce. Pregnant mothers and small children suffer most in...


Idlib Emergency Appeal

11 Sep 2018

Idlib is the final opposition held territory of Syria and home to more than 3 million people more than half of whom are internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled from other parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be caught in the crossfire and airstrikes of the looming offensive on Idleb. As many as 700 000 people could rapidly be pushed north to the Turkish border with the intensification of conflict in the area and many could be trapped, with dire humanitarian...


Clothe Syrian Orphans and needy children for Eid

06 Jul 2018

This year will be the 7th successive Eid since the beginning of the Syrian uprising and conflict. In these years, most Syrian children have known only war or refugee status have not experience what it feels like to celebrate Eid in their own country. Some 8.4 million Syrian children have been affected by the war and many are living as refugees with single mothers who can scarcely afford monthly meals, let alone a new set of Eid Clothes. For this reason, we are continuing our Eid Clothes project...


Expansion of Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan

06 Jul 2018

In July 2018 Al-Imdaad Foundation began a new project involving the expansion of village 6 at the Azraq refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zarqa Governorate. The expansion will involve the establishment of 540 new shelter homes and an extension of the sanitation facilities at the camp. The project is being implemented in partnership with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) and in coordination with high level UNHCR representatives in Jordan and relevant Government Departments...


Canned Qurbani 2018

06 Jul 2018

For the fourth year, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is continuing its canned Qurbani programme to allow donors to share their Qurbani with communities who have faced unimaginable hardship in recent times. The canned Qurbani option is ideal for displaced Syrian families and refugees living life in camps, who have limited storage and refrigeration facilities available to them. The canned Qurbani is ready to eat and provides an essential source of protein for families fleeing conflict and instability. The...


#Let’s Love for Others What We Love for Ourselves

06 Jul 2018

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) told us that the test of our faith was whether we loved for others what we love for ourselves. In a world of consumerism, where we chase after every fleeting luxury, Ramadan gives us a moment to think about those who do not even have the means to eat the next meal. Ramadan encourages us to reconsider our lives of luxury and to realise that our privileges are a test. Each Ramadan, the Al-Imdaad Foundation provides the opportunity for us to reach out to others and to show...


Kenya Floods 2018

30 Apr 2018

While parts of Kenya were still experiencing the impacts of drought, torrential rains commenced in March 2018 with at least 29 counties affected by changing climatic patterns resulting in floods. As of 7 May 2018, at least 311,164 have been displaced by floods across Kenya, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA). The death toll has risen to at least 132 people, and a further 33 people have been injured. These numbers are likely to increase as the heavy rains are expected to...


Al-Imdaad Foundation- DRC Office

03 Apr 2018

The Democratic Republic of Congo has faced insecurity and instability for years, causing immeasurable difficulties for the population and escalating humanitarian needs. In 2017, the DRC was noted as having the most internal displacement in the world. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been running a Polyclinic in the DRC since 2010, that has been providing vital medical services in the conflict-torn South Kivu region. In 2018 Al-Imdaad Foundation went a step further, by establishing its latest country...


Rohingya Health Post

29 Mar 2018

Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently established a Health Post in one of the main Rohingya refugee camps that is providing quality primary health care with a special focus on mother and child health. The clinic sees up to 90 patients per day and is staffed by two nurses, two-full time doctors and a qualified pharmacist. A third doctor also comes in in an oversight role bi-weekly from the central hospital. The clinic has two outpatient rooms for serious cases, one treatment room and one dedicated...


East Ghouta Crisis and IDP Relief

06 Aug 2018

Al-Imdaad Foundation launched an emergency appeal to respond to the needs of the besieged people of Eastern Ghouta in late February 2018. Since February 17th, 2018, the Eastern Ghouta area on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria was subjected to increased shelling and heavy bombardment in residential and civilian areas. This led to more than 500 deaths in the first week with thousands more injured and maimed. The area had already been under siege since 2013 and displayed some of the worst child...


#LightUpGaza

03 Jan 2018

In the Gaza strip, where power cuts and electricity blackouts are becoming more and more common, Al-Imdaad Foundation's #LightUpGaza project is making a difference. With just a few hours of electricity a day and a rolling blackout schedule affecting 2 million people across the Gaza strip, alternative lighting solutions are essential but unaffordable for many. The #LightUpGaza project provided families with alternative lighting units each including 2 batteries, 5 led lights, chargers, USB ports,...


Indonesia Food Aid Programmes

26 Dec 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation teams in Indonesia regularly conduct food aid distributions to assist members of needy communities with basic essentials. Indonesia has some of the poorest communities in the world due to dense rurality of many island areas which are cut off from development. Urban poverty in slums and shanty towns is also widespread and hunger is common. It is estimated that over 47 million Indonesians live below the national poverty line of 25$ a month.


Philippines Flood Relief 2018

21 Dec 2017

Al-Imdaad Foundation has responded to the needs of families in the Philippines who have been facing difficulty obtaining adequate food in the aftermath of a flood disaster on December 21, 2017. According to officials, the death toll from the disaster reached 200 people. National authorities confirmed that a typhoon reached the eastern shores of Mindanao Island, where the population is about 20 million and caused heavy rains, leading to the floods and landslides. Besides, the direct impact of the...


Winter Warmth for Syrian Refugees

28 Nov 2017

For Syrian refugees living in refugee camps across the middle east, winter is a daunting and often life-threatening experience. With recent winters bringing sub-zero temperatures to the region, the conditions of refugee and displaced communities has become even more vulnerable.More than 5 million people have fled Syria over the course of the civil war and there are about 6.3 million displaced people inside Syria. Many of these families struggle to survive the winter months without adequate shelter,...


Rohingya Housing Project

15 Nov 2017

It is more than 6 months since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees began fleeing across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. These refugees have been facing very difficult circumstances in temporary shelters that provide limited protection against the elements. After negotiations with Bangladeshi authorities, the Al-Imdaad Foundation was given the permission to erect homes for refugees on a piece of land in the Modhurchora area in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. These homes will provide more...


Vision-4-Life Eye Cataract surgeries in Malawi

30 Oct 2017

As an extension of our Vision-4-Life eye care programme outside of South Africa, Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently launched an eye cataract surgery programme in Malawi where over 70 000 people require treatment. Being unable to afford the costs of surgery, many elderly Malawians go on for years at a time with severely impaired vision and even blindness due to the effects of cataracts. This can have long term negative impacts on their quality of life and their overall wellbeing. Donors can sponsor...


Education Projects in Indonesia

27 Oct 2017

Many schools in Indonesia serve the needs of the lowest income strata in addition to middle class students. Some schools have so many poor students who cannot afford to pay fees that severe financial strain is put on the budget for meals and running costs. These schools are thus in desperate need of assistance to help them get through on a monthly basis. Operating from our Indonesian offices, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is able to support these schools with their monthly expenses. Through these efforts...


#CONTAINERS4ROHINGYA

01 Feb 2018

The Rohingya crisis has become one of the biggest humanitarian concerns in the global arena, with more than 530 000 newly displaced refugees having fled Bangladesh since 25th August 2017. These Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh with barely anything to their names. Many have only one set of clothes and with winter fast approaching, most do not have any protection against the drop in temperature. In a bid to mobilise the empathy of the South African people and to address the needs...


#SierraLeoneMudslide

13 Aug 2017

Devastating mudslides were triggered by three days of heavy rains in and around the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown on 14th August 2017. The worst mudslides occurred in the coastal suburbs, as well as in the Regent area where thousands of makeshift settlements house the city’s poorest communities. At least 400 people, including more than 100 children, were killed following the collapse of a hillside in the area. Almost six hundred are still missing with the search for bodies continuing and the...


Canned Qurbani 2017

01 Aug 2017

For the third year running, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is continuing its important canned Qurbani programme that allows donors to send their Qurbani to regions that have faced unimaginable hardship in recent times. The canned Qurbani option is ideal for displaced Syrian families and refugees who have limited storage and refrigeration facilities available to them. The canned Qurbani is ready to eat and provides an essential source of protein for families fleeing conflict and instability. SHARE YOUR...


Yasmin Orphanage

31 Oct 2017

According to recent statistics around 7.5 million Syrian children had been affected by the Syrian conflict when it entered its 7th year in March 2017. Turkey, for its part is hosting around 3 million refugees but only 250,000 of this number stay in official refugee camps. The rest survive by trying to make a life in Turkish border towns and provinces. The Hatay Province of Turkey in particular, has received some of the largest refugee flows and over time the number of refugees has exceeded the...


Marawi Crisis

04 Jun 2017

The city of Marawi is located on the Island of Mindanao in the Philippines and is the capital of the Lano Del Sur province. On May 23rd, 2017, the city was over-run by the rebel group Maute, who has rejected the peace process agreed upon by other groups on the island. This prompted the declaration of Martial law on the Island and Government forces have since been involved in an operation to drive the militants out of the city. In the process over 250 000 people have been displaced from their homes....


#Spread Peace and #Feed the Hungry

13 May 2017

Every year countless numbers across the world face the Holy month of Ramadan without the food or resources to feed their fasting families. In countries scarred by conflict, poverty, and disaster many cannot even find a little food to break their fast each day. This year we continue with our annual Ramadan food hamper programme for people from 16 countries across the world, bearing in mind the instruction of the noble Prophet (PBUH) who said, “O People, Spread Peace and Feed the Hungry”. For just...


Clothe A Syrian Orphan for Eid

13 May 2017

Due to conflict and war, countless Syrian orphans are left without those to care for and support them. After the holy month of Ramadan when Muslim children across the world put on new clothes for Eid, these children wear the same clothes they have been wearing for a few years which often have become too small for them. This year, lets ensure that these Syrian orphans can also dress up smartly in new clothes. For just R550 you can sponsor an Eid clothes-pack including dresses (for girls), pants...


FEED SYRIA CAMPAIGN

13 May 2017

The FEED SYRIA campaign is an initiative of Al-Imdaad Foundation’s office in Jordan. The campaign is being coordinated in partnership with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) and the Jordanian armed forces. It involves the distribution of rice to Syrian refugees stranded in the no-man’s land area between Syria and Jordan. The rice is delivered by the Jordanian armed forces from the border. The beneficiary community are stuck in the border regions of Syria and Jordan but are unable...


Somalia Food Crisis 2017

31 Oct 2017

Somalia teeters on the brink of a devastating famine as a result of an extended drought. Consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have caused the death of three quarters of the county’s livestock which are the main source of income and livelihood for most the population. An estimated 6.2 million Somalians are at risk of a famine that could be even worse than the 2011 disaster which claimed the lives of more than 260 000 people. Currently, more than 363 000 acutely malnourished children and 70 000...


Jordan Refugee Support

31 Oct 2017

Jordan has always been home to a large number of refugees, initially these were mainly Palestinian refugees but ever since the Syrian crisis Jordan has become host to one of the largest numbers of Syrian refugees in the Middle East after Turkey and Lebanon. Currently UNRWA estimates place the number of registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan at some 2 million living in over 10 camps. There are also an estimated 1.4 million Syrians in Jordan with 655 496 registered Syrian refugees. Many of these...


Jordan Container Homes

31 Oct 2017

There are an estimated 1.4 million Syrian in Jordan. Of these, some 655 496 have been officially registered as refugees. The majority of Syrians in Jordan live outside of official refugee camps such as the two largest Zaatari and Mafraq camps. Most live in squalid urban dwellings where they struggle to eke out an existence on the margins of society. But the worst off are those forced to live in makeshift camps and tents in the desert. These refugees are the poorest with the least resources and...


Help Save Aleppo’s Evacuees

16 Dec 2016

Many neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo faced a war of extermination under a brutal siege and the blockade of the only humanitarian access point into the area for much of 2016. Residents faced unprecedented shelling in the last weeks of the siege with over a thousand lives lost in strikes in November and early December 2016. Many other injured civilians also lost their lives due to the collapse of the medical system in the besieged areas. Chlorine gas and other illegal munitions were repeatedly...


Flour-4-Syria

01 Nov 2017

Into the eight year of the Syrian crisis and still countless refugees and internally displaced Syrians are struggling to survive. Millions have taken refuge in neighbouring countries and for those displaced or living in towns and cities, many cannot meet their daily needs. The 2018 Syrian wheat harvest was the worst in 30 years making available supplies extremely limited. With wheat being the staple in the Syrian diet, the importance of daily bread for Syrian IDPs and refugees cannot be over-emphasised....


Education Centres in Malawi

31 Oct 2017

In Malawi, rural poverty often means a lack of adequate facilities for the development of young minds. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has recently established Salima Education Institute in Mkote Village in the Salima District, aims to address this problem. The institute includes classrooms, hostel facilities, teachers’ residences and ablution blocks which serve the children of some 300 families in the area. Al-Imdaad Foundation continues to support education projects in Malawi to help make long...


Hurricane Mathew Emergency Relief

04 Oct 2016

Hurricane Mathew was the worst Hurricane to hit Haiti in decades. A category 4 with wind speeds of over 230 kmh, it brought torrential rainfall and 16 metre high waves. In the southern peninsula of the country, the destruction was devastating, with whole towns completely flooded. Some areas were up to 90% destroyed and the death toll has risen to over 900. Already vulnerable and still recovering from 2010’s devastating earthquake, Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas has once again found...


Gaza Back to school project 2016

29 Sep 2016

Each year in Gaza, families are eager to begin the new school year which represents at least one marker of a return to normalcy after the multiple conflicts and tension that has plagued the area. Due to the difficult economic situation however, many families are uncertain about how to transport their children to school or how to ensure they are safe in the school environment. Another concern is the provision of stationary and other essential learning materials and items that are required at the...


Mediterranean Refugee Crisis- Feeding Campaign

29 Sep 2016

You will all have seen by now the harrowing images of refugees struggling to make it across the Mediterranean. These people flee from violence, war and persecution which has turned homes into places of horror. Some European governments have failed to uphold the laws regarding refugees and this has rendered many of these people homeless and in desperate need of shelter, food and medical assistance. For many of these refugees, even when food is available, access to halal food is problematic in camp...


Canned Qurbani 2016

11 Sep 2016

For the second year running, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is continuing its important canned Qurbani programme that allows donors to send their Qurbani to regions that have faced unimaginable hardship in recent times. The canned Qurbani option is ideal for displaced Syrian families and refugees who have limited storage and refrigeration facilities available to them. The canned Qurbani is ready to eat and provides an essential source of protein for families fleeing conflict and instability.


Aleppo Post-Siege emergency relief

09 Aug 2016

East Aleppo has been victim to violent shelling and destruction since the start of 2016. Currently home to a population of 400,000 people composed mainly of women, children, and elderly people, Aleppo has been under a month-long siege since mid-July 2016. The siege and associated aerial bombardment completely cut-off the city’s residents and resulted in the destruction of 9 of its hospitals and local clinics. With the recent breaking of the siege on August 6th, 2016 a vital avenue for humanitarian...


Feed Gaza Campaign

31 Jul 2016

Repeated wars, an extended blockade and the overall deterioration of the socio-economic situation over the last decade is the bleak reality facing the people of the Gaza strip. These conditions have forced more than 80% of the population to be reliant on international aid to meet their daily needs. For the traditionally large families that characterise the Gaza strip, even providing adequate meals has become a difficulty. Studies suggest that a third of Gazan children face stunted growth as a...


Ramadan 1437/2016: Feeding and Food Hamper Campaign

06 Jun 2016

Across the Muslim world, every Ramadan, there exists two parallels. Those with means enjoy the luxury of tasty iftaar dinners, beautifully prepared as they sit down with their families at the end of the fasting day. It is often a time of great joy as fasts are broken together and smiles shared with friends and loved ones. But in other homes, in other countries, poverty, destitution, disaster and civil conflict have left families without even the means to have a proper meal to break their fasts....


Mediterranean Refugee Crisis- Iftar Feeding

05 Jun 2016

The war and crises in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions have forced large numbers of desperate people to head towards Europe in a desperate attempt to seek safety for themselves and their families. The reluctance of some European Governments to fulfil the law regarding refugees has rendered many of these people homeless and in desperate need of shelter, food and medical assistance as highlighted by the international media. Syrians, who make up the majority of the refugees arriving on...


A NEW LIFE

27 May 2016

The siege over the Gaza Strip is continuing for the 8th consecutive year, and has devastated key sectors in the area. The blockade has also resulted in 90% of the people in Gaza Strip living beneath the poverty line and depending mainly on humanitarian aid for their needs. The Food insecurity rate has also spiked and currently reaches 57% across the Gaza Strip. Due to the sustained siege and recurrent wars, thousands of families are homeless and cannot even afford to secure the basic food needs...


Cyclone Roanu Relief 2016

20 May 2016

On 21st May 2016, Cyclone Roanu made landfall on Bangladesh, pounding coastal areas and forcing half a million people to flee their homes. Al-Imdaad Foundation teams were quickly on the ground to assist and provide emergency aid. Thousands of homes were completely wrecked in the storm and 500 000 have been put up by authorities in temporary shelters where they face daily essential needs. Al-Imdaad Foundation teams from our Bangladesh office have been responding to the Cyclone and associated...


Sri Lanka Floods 2016

15 May 2016

An estimated 500,000 people have been directly affected by a recent tropical cyclone in Sri Lanka with some places experiencing up to 300 mm of rainfall in 24hours. According to the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre, close to 307,000 people were displaced by the flooding and associated landslides with victims being housed at hundreds of temporary camps across Sri Lanka. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been on the ground providing cooked meals and emergency aid to displaced families.


Aleppo Emergency Appeal 2016

03 May 2016

The humanitarian situation unfolding in Aleppo since April 22nd, 2016, has been devastating. Indiscriminate attacks from multiple parties and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas have brought death and devastation to innocent bystanders and civilians. Thus far up to 280 civilians have lost their lives with many more injured in the crossfire. Despite recent pushes to re-establish the faltering February 28th ceasefire, the conditions on the ground are dire. The city, which was once...


Assam Cyclone Relief 2016

02 May 2016

On the 30th April 2016 a heavy storm and cyclone system affected hundreds of families in the Nakhuti, Khagorijan, Udali Gaon and Fultali areas of Hojai District in Assam, India. Many houses were badly damaged and others were completely destroyed leaving many families without shelter. Civic facilities such as water and power were also badly affected across Silchar city. Working with our regional partners in Assam, the NGO Markazul Ma'arif (NGO), the Al-Imdaad Foundation will be rebuilding destroyed...


Save Madaya 2016

10 Jan 2016

In early January 2016, the world was made witness to shocking images of starving and Malnourished Syrians in the Mountainous town of Madaya near Damascus. The images reflect the outcome of up to six-months of siege that has left young and old in dire risk of death. The people need our help now to avoid the consequences of malnourishment and starvation. Madaya has been under siege since early July 2015 and food and water supplies have been limited. Since October 2015 no food has been allowed to...


Disability Centre in the Gaza Camp in Jordan

23 Nov 2015

The Gaza refugee-camp in Jordan is one of the poorest camps in the country with refugees mainly from the Gaza strip. Most refugees here have no ID permits and are unable to obtain employment within Jordan making their position especially vulnerable. Within the camp an important disability centre has been operating to address the needs of disabled refugees in the surrounding communities. The centre was initially a UNHCR funded programme but funding was dropped leaving it unable to function effectively....


Operation Winter Warmth Syria 2015

19 Nov 2015

The winter season has come to the northern hemisphere and with it added hardship for displaced and refugee communities scattered throughout the Middle East. The Syrian conflict has been ongoing for more than 5 years now and with each passing year the tragedy becomes greater. Imagine raising young children in a tent in the middle of the desert with icy water, snow and sub-zero conditions only a canvass sheet away. Last year the middle east faced one of the harshest winters in 20 years and in 2013...


Winter Relief in Assam 2015

15 Nov 2015

The unprecedented and devastating flood in Dhubri, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and other districts of Assam has left thousands homeless with many losing all sources of livelihood. For these helpless victims, rebuilding their houses has become a nightmare. The only thought prevalent in their mind is daily survival. Most are now devoid of basic necessities like food, shelter and clothing. With winter fast approaching the plight of these unfortunate victims will be even harder. The Al-Imdaad Foundation...


Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Orphan programme in Jordan

10 Nov 2015

Jordan has always been home to a large number of refugees, initially these were mainly Palestinian refugees but ever since the Syrian uprising Jordan has become one of the greatest hosts of Syrian refugees in the middle east. Many of these refugee communities live in numerous camps in Jordan with some long established camps having become their own suburbs. They are often populated by the most vulnerable members of Jordanian society including large numbers of orphans and widows who often have no...


Al-Imdaad Launches First Humanitarian Aid Convoy from Jordan to Gaza

08 Nov 2015

After almost 7 months of diplomatic and bureaucratic wrangling, the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Jordanian office in partnership with the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation has successfully launched the first of its kind humanitarian aid convoy from Jordan to the Gaza strip. The convoy will help address the dire conditions many Gazans find themselves facing with poverty and unemployment having risen to their highest recorded levels. Similar convoys have taken place in the past but ever since the...


Masjid Construction Programme

31 Oct 2017

The Al-Imdaad Foundation believes that meaningful spirituality is an essential part of the coping mechanism of destitute and war-torn peoples. When faced with difficulties it is the connection to the creator that helps people to pull through. Religious institutions also serve important social roles that are essential to the harmonious functioning of a given community. Despite the war, poverty, and destitution outside, daily life including regular trips to the Masjid continue and provide a comfort...


Canned Qurbani for Syria

22 Sep 2015

This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation is embarking on an important and innovative new project in partnership with Muslim Aid Australia. The project will see the slaughter of sheep in Australia, processing and canning in New Zealand, and distribution to Syrian refugees and IDP communities through our Turkish partners. At each step of the process is overseen by representatives of our partner organisations, to ensure that the best animals are selected and that they are professionally and hygienically...


Chile Earthquake 2015

15 Sep 2015

On Wednesday 16 the September 2015, a gigantic earthquake struck off the coast of Chile. With a magnitude of 8.3, it was the largest earthquake so far in 2015. In fact, it was five times the energy of had much more energy than the Nepal earthquake but had a lot less impact on human life and property due to the epicentre being off land. The quake’s epicentre was about 50km west of the small city of Illapel in the Pacific ocean. Early Tsunami warnings allowed over a million people to evacuate from...


Mediterranean refugee crisis 2015

04 Sep 2015

Global Al-Imdaad Foundation offices have launched an Emergency Appeal for the Mediterranean refugee crisis. This is a difficult and catastrophic situation which has been unfolding across the Mediterranean, powered by ongoing conflict and instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The “heart-breaking” image of a drowned refugee boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey has ricocheted around the world on social media, along with equally agonising images of children lying suffocated in the backs...


Qurbani in Myanmar 2015

19 Aug 2015

The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the world’s most persecuted minorities. Many living currently in a network of IDP camps after they were driven from their homes during inter-ethnic clashes that flared up in 2012. Living conditions in these camps can be extremely poor and access to adequate nutrtition can be extremely limited. This year the Al-Imdaad Foundation will be conducting a Qurbani initiative in Myanmar to benefit to the Rohingya people. Cattle providing 7 shares will be sacrificed...


Reyhanli Bakery and Flour Mill Restoration

31 Jul 2015

A devastating fire burnt down a central Flour Mill and Bakery in the Reyhanli district of Turkey that was servicing the Syrian community. This tragedy has meant the loss of up to 170 000 loaves of free daily bread which the bakery complex used to provide to vulnerable Syrian IDPs and refugees in surrounding areas. The bakery and flour mill need to be quickly re-erected to ensure that the bread distributions to the Syrian people can continue. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has thus committed to funding...


Eid Gift Distributions for Syrian children

17 Jul 2015

With the intention of bringing joy to the hearts of Syria’s children and bringing smiles to their lips, the Al-Imdaad Foundation supported the distribution of Eid outfits to orphaned children who had lost their parents and those children who may have had parents but were too needy to afford new clothes. These distributions took place in vulnerable areas of Aleppo and Idlib, as well as in Eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus. Boy’s suits and dresses for girls in addition to a toy were handed out to...


Turkish language course for Syrian Orphans

30 Jun 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation is facilitating a Turkish language course for orphans at 4 orphanages in the Turkish province of Reyhanli as well as a number of identified orphans living with their guardians. The overall objective of the project is to support the education of the orphaned children, help them integrate with the local community and make a positive investment in the future of the Syrian people. Up to 200 orphans will benefit directly from the course which will be offered on site at each...


Ramdaan 1436-2015: Feeding and Food Hamper Programme

17 Jun 2015

Ramadaan is a month of mercy and compassion where the fast by day helps Muslims to empathise with the plight of their brothers across the world living lives of hunger and starvation. The holy prophet of Islam (pbuh), who was the most generous of all men, was his most generous during the holy month of Ramadaan. He also emphasised greatly the importance and reward of feeding the fasting. Amongst wealthy Muslims Ramdaan is often an occasion of communal Iftar dinners with no lack of resources to...


Syria Sustainability Project

14 Jun 2015

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has been operating in Syria since the early days of the conflict and has established tent and containerised camps, schools, clinics, orphanages and prayer facilities in addition to distributing emergency aid, clothes and food. Moving into the fifth year and with no foreseeable end to the conflict in sight the need for sustained funds to cover the monthly costs of our existing projects has become essential. The problems faced by displaced Syrians have become long term and...


Make Orphans Smile

31 Oct 2017

The global population of orphans, at some 220 million is staggeringly high. Each day thousands are orphaned as a result of conflict and war, sickness, disease and starvation. If all orphans inhabited one country, it would be in the top 10 most populous countries in the world. These orphans often face discrimination and may become victims of human trafficking and child labour as they struggle to get by with no one to look after them. Their stories are stories of trauma and difficulty and many will...


Tent to containerised village conversion

31 May 2015

Many of the displaced Syrian people who have been leaving their homes due to the on-going conflict have been gathering in villages near the Syrian-Turkish border. The first waves of people to leave were provided with only tent shelters which by now have seen the decay and damage of 3 years. As a consequence many are living in extremely difficult conditions without adequate protection against the extremes of the seasons. There is thus a dire need to provide these families with more durable and...


Rebuild Gaza Campaign

19 May 2015

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places in the world with a total area of just 365 km2 where over 1.8 million people live. Palestinians are still suffering from devastating economic and social conditions brought about by waves of war and the ongoing blockade. In 2014 the 50-day attack, targeting multiple sites in Gaza caused at least 100,000 people to lose their homes. Thousands were injured and more than 2,100 Palestinians lost their lives during the seven-week long conflict,...


Halima Sa'diyya Orphanage for Syrian Refugees

15 May 2015

The on-going Syrian crisis has caused havoc in Syrian social life, tearing apart families and leaving millions displaced or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many of these are women and children who have lost husbands and fathers and been driven far from any family or friends leaving them without any means to support themselves. One of the pressing needs for this population are places which orphans and widows can call a home where they can find, food, warmth and shelter as well as other...


Rohingya Refugees in Indonesia 2015

09 May 2015

In the past three years, more than 120,000 Rohingyas have boarded ships to escape to continued persecution they have faced in Myanmar. Recently however, the boats they are travelling on have been turned away from land leaving many stranded off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia with dwindling supplies of food and water. The Thai government has recently cracked down on the human smugglers who have traditionally taken the refugees to camps in southern Thailand where the hold them ransom,...


Masjid al-Basheer Reconstruction Project

29 Apr 2015

Masjids are one of the most important buildings in Islamic countries. The first thing that the prophet Mohammed (peace upon him) decided to do upon immigration from Makkah to was to build a masjid which represents the great importance of these holy buildings in Islamic tradition. Palestine is one of the Muslim countries containing a large number of holy places and Masjids. These holy places accommodate large numbers of people on a daily basis and therefore need regular maintenance. Moreover,...


Nepal Earthquake 2015

24 Apr 2015

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale (as per USGS) shook Nepal on 25th of April 2015 and has claimed the more than two thousand people as of Sunday April 26th. The quake, which struck around 12AM, local time, spread destruction across a wide area of territory, severely damaging Kathmandu’s historic center, flattening remote villages and triggering a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. The quake has also affected neighbouring countries including India, Bhutan and China. Many have...


Housing Project in Malawi

23 Apr 2015

With funding from Al-Imdaad foundation, Malawian NGO Tanweer implemented an important project in the southern region of Malawi. The districts of Chiradzulu, Blantyre and Mulanje which were severely affected by the floods benefitted from the programme which saw the construction of 155 houses. Over 800 indirect beneficiaries benefited from this project which targeted elderly people, widows and orphans. Community leaders (Imaams) identified the needy families in each area who had been adversely affected...


Gaza Food Hampers 2015

14 Apr 2015

The Gaza strip is one of the most densely populated human settlement sin the world today with more than 20 000 people per square mile. More than 80% of these are now unemployed due to the severe economic impacts of the ongoing blockade and regular conflicts which does not allow the economy to recuperate. A disturbing new report from the UN pointed out that as things currently stand Gaza will become uninhabitable as early as 2020 due to ongoing shortages of essential daily items and the negative...


Tiny Hearts Orphan Village

03 Apr 2015

Turkey is now home to the largest number of refugees from Syria with many of these refugees being young children who have lost their families to the war leaving them with no one to care for them. These orphans require specialised love and care to help them overcome the psychological trauma of their losses. Because of the large number of orphaned children the Al-Imdaad Foundation and its partners in Turkey have initiated an innovative and exciting orphan project where a whole village of 31 villas...


Gaza Food Aid Distribution 2015

28 Feb 2015

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on earth with a total area of 365 km2 and a population of over 1.79 million. The people of Gaza have been living under extremely vulnerable conditions due to the Israeli blockade, which has devastated the economy and left most people stranded restricting their access to essential services such as healthcare and education. Hospitals and basic services are struggling to cope and food prices are rising while livelihoods are being destroyed....


UCAS Education Project

28 Feb 2015

Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip has created the worst humanitarian crisis since its occupation began in 1967. The eight years of economic hardship have brought the Palestinian economy to the verge of collapse with living standards having dropped considerably and levels of poverty, deprivation and unemployment increasing rapidly throughout the territories. A majority of Palestinians some 80% now live below the poverty line, and about half of them, live in conditions of extreme poverty. This...


Tsunami redress in Sri-Lanka

20 Feb 2015

Sri Lanka was one of the countries worst affected by the Indian ocean tsunami on December 26, 2004. In early 2005, Sri Lankan authorities reported 30,196 confirmed deaths with many of the deceased being adults and the elderly citizens. The south and east coasts of the country were the worst hit and over 1.5 million people were displaced as a result. The death toll continued to rise with the rise of infectious diseases with cases of cholera confirmed. Livelihood generating property such as fishing...


Safa Centre Orphanage for Syrian Refugees

31 Jan 2015

Recent statistics by UNICEF suggest that the number of children affected by the Syrian conflict is as high as 5.6 Million living in dire situation inside Syria facing Poverty, displacement and often caught in the lines of fire. A further 2 Million Syrian Children are living as refugees in Neighbouring countries. Of these children there are many who have been orphaned by the conflict and have been left alone with no one to take care of them. In order to embrace these children and provide them...


Winter aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan

13 Jan 2015

In early January 2015 as the winter season progressed an intensive winter storm struck the whole Middle Eastern region causing thick snowfall in many areas where Syrian refugees and IDPs had set up camp. Temperatures fell below zero and the inhabitants of the camps faced life threatening conditions. Many of the refugees have no means by which to obtain winter essentials and struggle to keep warm.


Southern Africa Floods

10 Jan 2015

Flooding in Southern Africa has taken lives, destroyed infrastructure and displaced multitudes in Malawi and Mozambique. In Malawi torrential rain has led to large scale flooding, leading to up to 176 deaths as of January 16 with more than 100 000 people displaced. Large scale damage has occurred to buildings, livestock and crops and a state of emergency has been declared in 15 of Malawi's 28 districts. More than 200 schools have been severely damaged or completely washed away and many more...


Al-Imdaad Foundation partners with ONSUR

06 Jan 2015

As part of an international convoy of Trucks setting out from Turkey for Syria the Al-Imdaad Foundation partnered with the ONSUR organization for Relief and Development to distribute a number of containers of critical aid materials including, medical supplies, food aid, baby kits, and manual hand pumps to be installed in wells situated in IDP and refugee camps . The convoy aimed to address these key areas to help the Syrian people, now entering the fourth year of the crisis, with the humanitarian...


Malaysian Flood Crisis

31 Dec 2014

Heavy seasonal rains and strong winds in December have affected most parts of Malaysia and are expected to continue until January. The rain caused some of the most severe flooding in 50 years, battering the 7 states of the East Coast largely affecting Kelantan (highest recorded at 255 mm). At least 21 people have been killed and almost a quarter of a million people have been displaced with Kelantan being the worst-hit state.


Winter Linen Distribution for Syrian IDPs and refugees

27 Nov 2014

In early January 2015 as the winter season progressed an intensive winter storm struck the whole Middle Eastern region causing thick snowfall in many areas where Syrian refugees and IDPs had set up camp. Temperatures fell below zero and the inhabitants of the camps faced life threatening conditions. Many of the refugees have no means by which to obtain winter essentials and limited bedding to keep warm and comfortable. One of the Al-Imdaad Foundation’s donors took the opportunity to send a large...


Al-Imdaad Foundation Projects in the Balkans

31 Oct 2017

The brutal history of communism in Albania left a scarred population and a struggling economy with the highest rates of unemployment in Europe. Almost one in 3 Albanians lives in poverty especially in rural areas and up to 5% struggle to meet daily food needs. Certain minority groups are especially vulnerable, like the Roma people who often face discrimination and exclusion especially in the area of education where large proportions of Roma teenagers remain illiterate. The Al-Imdaad Foundation...


Al-Imdaad Foundation volunteers visit Syria

20 Nov 2014

The crisis in Syria has been on-going for 4 years now, leaving multitudes internally displaced as they flee conflict zones. Many families are forced to leave all their belongings behind taking only what they can carry. In response to this situation the Al-Imdaad Foundation has established containerised villages and IDP camps as well as number of social facilities like schools, prayer areas and clinics.


I NEED YOU 3 - Operation Winter Warmth in Syria

31 Oct 2014

Winter is a harsh reality for the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons who are victims of the Syrian conflict. Many of these individuals live in tents and broken down buildings that offer little protection against the severe winters that have struck the region over the past few years. Many young children suffer as a result of these conditions and are in desperate need of warm clothes, blankets, heaters as well as food and other essential to sustain them through this period. Recently...


Widow Headed Household Support in Gaza

21 Oct 2014

With the large number of causalities and fatalities affecting Gaza in the recurrent wars and conflicts the number of female and widow headed households continues to grow with studies suggesting that more than 1 in 10 households are female headed. In the environment of the persisting economic blockade and with unemployment rate soaring it becomes increasingly difficult for these female headed households and their orphaned children to get by month by month. The Al-Imdaad Foundation has therefore...


Aid to widow and orphan victims of Kashmir floods 2014

20 Oct 2014

The floods which hit Kashmir in early September 2014, as a result of severe torrential rain led to the loss of many lives including more than 300 in Srinagar. In the village of Frisal, one of the worst hit by the floods, up to 75 houses was washed away. The People of Kashmir and the Indian-State Government experienced difficulties dealing with aftermath of the floods. Up to 1 million people were displaced and the infrastructure of affected areas was severely damaged with roads and telecommunications...


Gaza Water Filtration Plants

08 Jun 2018

After the most recent series of Israeli attacks the already scarce water resources in Gaza were even further limited due to the destruction to water and electrical infrastructure. Gaza’s only aquifer, the coastal aquifer has fallen to almost 15 metres below sea level resulting in the entry of sea water which has made it unfit for consumption or agriculture. In addition there is the threat that heavy-metals and other dangerous chemicals from Israeli munitions may have further contaminated Gaza’s...


Assam Floods 2014

04 Oct 2014

During region wide floods that struck South Asia in 2014, the Indian state of Assam was affected by the worst spate of flooding in recent years. Many villages across the state were submerged and a huge number of embankments, roads, houses and other public infrastructure were damaged. Up to 899 villages were affected by the flood as well as 42 revenue circles including areas used for human habitation, livestock farming and cropland. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported...


Indonesia Qurbani 2014

04 Oct 2014

Although Indonesia has seen some progress in recent years many of its 250 000 000 people still live under the yoke of poverty. In such poor communities child malnutrition and infant mortality is especially high. Many of these areas are also highly prone to disasters and are often at the threat of Tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic activity. Since the 2004 Tsunami the Al-Imdaad Foundation has been reaching out to the people of Indonesia with yearly Ramadan feeding programs, orphanage funding,...


Albania Qurbani 2014

04 Oct 2014

During the Festival of Eidul Adha 2014, when muslims around the world were slaughtering their sacrificial animals and partaking in feasts, the Al-Imdaad Foundation and its partner in the Balkans ensured that the poorest Albanian people also felt the spirit of the occasion. Due to a violent recent history many people in the region are poor and a lot of breadwinners are without work. The meat parcels received will thus be a welcome luxury for many of these people who only eat meat a few times a...


Gaza Qurbani 2014

03 Oct 2014

The Festival of Eidul Adha is a time when muslim around the world slaughter sacrificial animals in commemoration of the story of Ibrahim and his young son Ismaeel. It is a time of celebration and feasts for many of us but for our brothers and sisters in the Gaza strip, only recently coming out of the latest round of deadly hostilities the cost of animals is too high. Studies have shown that Gazans today eat a significantly lower amount of meat than just a few years ago. The Israeli blockade has...


Somalia Qurbani 2014 in the Lower Shabelle region

03 Oct 2014

The Festival of Eidul Adha is a time of sacrifice and feast where Muslims slaughter animals in commemoration of the story of Ibraheem and his son Ismaeel (peace be upon them). It is a time when those able to sacrifice do so and distribute meat to those in need. The people of Somalia have for many years suffered under the yoke of political instability and inter-tribal warfare resulting in millions of displaced people. In particular the Southern region of lower Shabelle has seen persistent civil...


I NEED YOU Flour Campaign

01 Oct 2014

Years of war and destruction have ravaged Syria’s economy, sent prices rocketing and created a situation of scarcity where even the essentials of day to day life are difficult to obtain. One such essential is bread, the price of which has risen by up to 500% since the start of the conflict due to the shortage of flour, yeast and diesel fuel for bakery equipment. Many bakeries have also had to close down because of these shortages whilst some others have been destroyed during the conflict. This...


Kashmir Winter Aid 2014

30 Sep 2014

In September 2014, the Kashmir region witnessed disastrous floods across many of its districts caused by torrential rainfall. The Indian administrated Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan, were affected by these floods. By September 24, 2014, nearly 277 people in India and 280 people in Pakistan had died due to the floods. The lives of millions of people were brought to a standstill and most of them were not able to make ends meet. The state of...


Vietnam Qurbani 2014

24 Sep 2014

The Cham people of Southern Vietnam are descended from one time Hindu overlords in the region that had mostly converted to Isla by the 15th century. In 1830 they were conquered by the ethnic Vietnamese and lost their status becoming in the modern era one of the smallest minorities suffering persecution and discrimination. Whereas economic progress has seen the income of the average ethnic Vietnamese increase by one third since 2006 most of the Cham people still live in poverty. The Al-Imdaad...


SISTRZ4HUMANITY water and food aid in Gaza

13 Sep 2014

After the most recent IDF campaign in the Gaza strip the water situation, already critical became an emergency affair with almost 97% of Gaza’s water unfit for human consumption. This was due in part to the falling of the underground coastal aquifer to below sea level and the entry of sea water into it resulting in contamination of Gaza’s primary water source. In addition IDF strikes caused significant damage to water, sewerage and electrical infrastructure resulting in further contamination of...


Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to South Asia Floods

02 Sep 2014

The latest torrential rains in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal, has left many villages have been affected with a great number of affected people. Due to the nature of the situation, immediate response is required for the affected people in the region. A large number of villages have been cut off from the outside world and hundreds of people marooned.Adjoining areas have received the heaviest rainfall in the main cities; however, some districts are still in dire need of humanitarian...


Kashmir Housing Project

23 Aug 2014

In September 2014, the Kashmir region witnessed disastrous floods caused by torrential rainfall across many of its districts. The Indian administrated Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan, were severely affected by these floods. By September 24, 2014, nearly 277 people in India and 280 people in Pakistan had died due to the floods and the lives of millions of others were brought to a standstill with most of them unable to make ends meet. The floods...


Siccu village school

18 Aug 2014

As a result of the conflict, one in every five schools in Syria has been destroyed, damaged or converted into shelters for displaced families – disrupting schooling for hundreds of thousands of children. Already many children have gaps of three to four years in their education due to constant displacement as they escape conflict. The prospect of an uneducated generation is tragedy not only for the individuals involved but also for the future of the country as a whole. The situation is difficult...


School in Shuheda IDP camp in Aleppo

17 Aug 2014

Due to the Syrian conflict long term processes like the gaining of an education have been interrupted with the consequence that many children now have a gap of up to four years in their formal schooling. Displaced children and many refugees are growing up without an education a situation with severe consequences not just for the individuals but for the Syrian people as a whole. To avoid the consequences of an uneducated generation, the Al-Imdaad Foundation in partnership with iHH has been setting...


Ghouta Orphanage in Syria

17 Aug 2014

Orphans now make up a large portion of the Syrian refugees and displaced persons who have fled their homes in order to escape the violence of the conflict. Many of these orphans have no one to care for them and see to their needs. This places them in a very vulnerable situation and necessitates the establishment of orphanages to cater for the physical, emotional and educational needs of these children. In the Ghouta region of Syria which has seen extended periods of violence including the horrific...


Food aid for widow-headed households in Ghouta, Idlib and Aleppo

17 Aug 2014

The Syrian conflict has left a trail of widows and orphans as husbands and fathers lose their lives in the violence. As a consequence the incidence of widow headed households is rising. These households often have little or no means to support themselves and are reliant on charity for their survival. This is especially the case in localities that have seen intense fighting and causalities like the Ghouta area in eastern Damascus which has been under siege and was witness to devastating chemical...


Gaza Crisis - Emergency Relief 2014

24 Oct 2017

The end of the 2014 war in Gaza revealed a reality that was, perhaps, harsher than the war itself. The Gaza Strip, a small densely populated area, is perhaps the only place in the world that has suffered three devastating wars requiring extensive reconstruction three times in seven years. The 2014 crisis caused vast devastation and damage to many areas that had barely recovered from the last assault with the effect that Gaza was literally...


Al-Imdaad Foundation volunteers visit Jordan

16 Jul 2014

Jordan has become one of the biggest hosts of Syrian and Palestinian refugees and is home to the biggest refugee camp for Syrian refugees in the World. The Zaatari camp has become a sprawling tent city and is now the fourth biggest Jordanian city by population. Many of the refugees situated here a widows and orphans and have almost no means of income. The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Jordanian office has been operating for a number of years now seeing to the needs of the refugee community in the country.


Ramadaan 1435-2014 : Feeding and Food Hamper Programme

05 Jul 2014

The Holy Month of Ramadaan brings with it joy and happiness in the life of every Muslim. Ramadaan is also a month of giving and a month of choice in which a majority of Muslims discharge their obligatory charity. As Muslims it is our duty to help those mired in adversity and as such, The Al-Imdaad Foundation has, since its inception 11 years ago, has been hosting various activities during the Holy month of Ramadaan. These include Iftaars, food aid distributions, eid gifts and educational aid...


Ramadan and Eid distributions in the Gaza strip 2014

28 Jun 2014

During the month of Ramadan 2014 the Gazan people were subjected to an intensive aerial attacks that took thousands of lives and displacing hundreds of thousands more. As a consequence, economic networks were put on hold and the Gazan people found themselves in a position where many could not even afford to buy the means to break their fasts. Before the war the unemployment rate stood at 55% with 65% of families struggling in poverty and almost 80% receiving some form of Humanitarian assistance....


Ramadaan 1435-2014: Food Aid For Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

27 Jun 2014

The Rohingya people of Mynamar have faced persecution and discrimination for many years. But in 2012 this came to a boiling point when inter-communal tensions between the Rohingya and the Rakhine Budhists erupted in waves of violence that saw hundreds of thousands of Rohingya driven from their homes into make shift internment camps with little access to food, medical care or other essentials. These people had to leave behind all their belongings in what has been described as a large scale operation...


Ramadan 1435-2014: Feeding program for Syrian refugees in Jordan

26 Jun 2014

Jordan is now host to over 600,000 refugees who have crossed the border to escape the conflict in Syria. Over 80,000 of these refugees populate the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq which has become a sprawling tent city that is now one of the largest urban hubs in Jordan. Co-ordinating the relief effort is a great challenge as many of the residents have come from middle class lifestyles where they were used to running water and other simple things that now seem like luxuries. As the population of...


Ramadan 1435-2014: Feeding program Indonesia

24 Jun 2014

Although Indonesia has seen some positive economic growth in recent years many in the country are still in a vulnerable position. Almost half the population live just above the poverty line leaving them at risk of falling into poverty due to inflation, environmental disasters or ill health. In poor communities concentrated in rural areas high rates of child malnutrition, death in childbirth and inadequate access to education, safe water and sanitation continue to be problems. Some of the remote...


Medical Rehabilitation - India

20 Jun 2014

With a vast majority of the population living in rural areas and low level of health facilities, healthcare is the right of every individual but lack of quality infrastructure, shortage of qualified medical functionaries, and non- access to basic medicines and medical facilities thwarts its reach to much of the population in India.


Al-Imdaad Foundation powers up GAZA

20 Jun 2014

The people of Gaza have been suffering from power shortages since the bombing of the power station in the Gaza strip in June 2006. Since then, the electricity crisis has gradually become worse. “Previously we had electricity 16 hours a day.


Emergency Food Aid for displaced Arkanese in Rakhine State, Myanmar

05 Jun 2014

The Rohingya people are residents of the Rakhine province (formerly Arkan) in Myanmar. They have suffered long persecution at the hands of Burmese authorities and more recently extremist Budhists who also populate Rakhine. Recently in 2012 the latest wave of violence erupted and hundreds of Rohingya villages were burnt down forcing the Rohingya into internment camps in the Sittwe Township of Rakhine state. Here they live difficult lives in small makeshift camps and villages with poor sanitation,...


Al-Imdaad Foundation Kenya

02 Jun 2014

Kenya has been described as the hope of east Africa and has become a regional hub that promises growing development opportunities. However, poverty in Kenya is still a major issue with almost half the country living below the poverty line. In arid regions, poverty and lack of food is a serious issue due to the continuous droughts that affect the area. Climatic change and environmental issues like land degradation and poor water management make rural Kenyans especially vulnerable to poverty. In...


Bosnia Floods - 2014

26 May 2014

The recent floods that have ravaged Bosnia and surrounding areas has been described as the worst in living memory. Triggering landslides, these floods have left a trail of destruction with homes being toppled, buildings submerged in mud, trees uprooted and villages left strewn with the rotting corpses of livestock. Further fears of causalities and destruction are threatening the already battered Bosnian population as the river Sava swells and mines from the early 90's war have been washed out....


Al-Imdaad adopts Shammarin Bakery in Aleppo

03 May 2014

As a consequence of the continuing conflict in Syria the agricultural sector has come to an almost complete standstill resulting in scarcities among staple foods. This in turn has caused the prices of bread to sky rocket as flour must be imported from other countries given the local scarcities. The high prices of fuel also feed into a highly inflated bread price on average 500% higher than what it was before the conflict. This condition leaves many Syrian families unable to afford their daily...


Second Containerised Village in Syria

31 Mar 2014

The Syrian conflict has generated what is now the world’s largest refugee population and displaced millions within Syria who have lost their homes, families and sources of livelihood. One of the most pressing concerns for the displaced Syrians is shelter, especially given the extreme winters that have been rocking the region for the past few years. Generally the type of accommodation provided were tented villages which provided minimal comfort against harsh weather conditions. The tents are also...


Central African Republic humanitarian crisis 2014

04 Feb 2014

Date: 19 February 2014. The Central African Republic (CAR) is one the poorest countries in the world. It never really was a functioning state and its people have little confidence in its politicians. Over the last few months the ethnic cleansing of Muslim civilians is continuing in (CAR) which has led to a major humanitarian crisis. Thousands of people have been killed over last few months - shot, hacked or burnt in a territory the size of France, the exact toll may never be known. The violence...


Winter Warmth Syria 2013

24 Dec 2013

As if the Syrian population did not have enough to worry about, with war, famine and lack of drinking water, they now have a new threat to add to the list, the threat of winter. As the temperatures plummet, the hopes of this desperate population plummet too. They have no shelter, no clothing, and no food. They have no family, nowhere to go and no one to help them. Syria’s mothers and children, already weakened by the crisis, desperately need warm clothes, blankets and other weather resistant items...


Gaza Floods 2013 – Emergency Relief

17 Dec 2013

More than 5,000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes in northern Gaza and at least one person killed in what the United Nations called "a disaster area". The flooding, caused by four days of torrential rain, was so severe that many homes could only be accessed by rowing boat with water two metres deep in some places. Severe weather in the form of heavy snowfall also paralysed Palestinian cities such as Hebron in the occupied West Bank, as well as Jerusalem. In Gaza, many people...


Eye Surgeries for Syrian Refugees

05 Nov 2013

The eye is one of the most important and most delicate parts of the human body. A small injury, if left untreated can often mean partial or complete loss of sight. Because the eye is so delicate, it requires specialised care when injured, care that all too often for vulnerable Syrian refugees is unavailable. Whether it is shrapnel from a mortar blast or dust and debris from an explosion, the Syrian conflict is an environment that often leads to injuries in this delicate region. In order to help...


Al-Imdaad Flour campaign for bakeries inside Syria

04 Nov 2013

The increasingly worsening conditions of war have had adverse effects on many sectors of the economy with agriculture coming to a standstill, industry being damaged. Many of the bakeries, which represent the only source of food for thousands of Syrians have also been badly affected. The Al-Imdaad Foundation is thus introducing a Flour project, by means of which, we hope to sponsor over 1000 tons of flour to Syrian bakeries by the end of 2013.


Food and Rickshaw Distribution in Bangladesh

19 Aug 2013

The Al-Imdaad Foundation in conjunction with Islamic Dawah Academy of the United Kingdom implemented a Rickshaw and food aid distribution project in Bangladesh. Whereas the food aid component would address the immediate food insecurity of the beneficiary families, the rickshaws would provide an important opportunity for breadwinners to break out of the poverty trap through the establishment of small scale transport operations that would allow them to achieve a regular income and a degree of independence.


Emergency Aid For 2013 Assam Floods

12 Jul 2013

The 2013 Assam floods affected the Indian state of Assam after heavy rainfall at the end of June in the Arunachal Pradesh state The flood submerged 12 out of 27 districts in the state affecting more than 100,000 people. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority's up to 396 villages were affected and around 7000 hectares of agricultural land were destroyed. Many roads and bridges were washed away making overland transport very difficult. Up to 8 relief camps were set up where about...


Al-Imdaad Foundation's Educational Projects in GAZA

08 Jul 2013

Education in the Gaza Strip is an essential means for Gaza’s children to overcome the bleak conditions characterised by poverty and violence in which they have grown up. In school they are able to work towards a better future by gaining skills and knowledge that will allow them to be a positive influence on the future of their country. It is tragic therefore, that years of inadequate funding have left Gaza’s education system overstretched with most schools forced to operate on a double shift....


Al-Imdaad Water Well and Borehole Project

25 Jan 2018

Every living organism requires water to live. This is how the Creator has created life in this world. According to the (Sphere Project, 2011), an initiative setup by the UN to promote quality and accountability in humanitarian activities, “Water is essential for life, health and human dignity. In extreme situations, there may not be sufficient water available to meet basic needs, and in these cases supplying a survival level of safe drinking water is of critical importance. In most cases,...


Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan - 2013

07 Jul 2013

Sudan, officially the Republic of the Sudan or North Sudan, is Africa’s 3rd largest country with Khartoum being the capital city. A country in East Africa, Sudan is surrounded by Egypt, the Red Sea, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Chad and Libya. With a territory of approximately 1,886 million square it is the 16th largest in the world. After the split of Sudan and South Sudan in 2011 it lost the privilege of being the largest country in Africa in terms of the size of...


Ramadaan 1434 - Feeding and food hamper programme

05 Jul 2013

To many of the poorer communities around the world, where debilitating poverty is spiralling out of control, basic necessities are essential for survival. Extreme poverty jeopardises the future of every family and the situation becomes much more dire for those who have no guardian to take care of their food and other basic needs. Orphans, destitute children, widows and refugees are prime examples of the victims facing a live without the sufficient nutrition necessary for survival. With the scale...


Al-Imdaad Container Village Inside Syria - 2013

05 Jul 2013

PROJECT BACKGROUND An ongoing internal conflict, the Syrian uprising is part of a wave of social upheaval throughout the Arab world demanding greater political freedom and an end to autocracy. Gaining inspiration from concurrent regional protests, public demonstrations seeking to address government corruption, a high rate of unemployment and the absence of an effective constitution began on the 26th of January 2011 and developed into a nationwide uprising. In an attempt to quell the uprising,...


Cyclone Mahasen Relief 2013

15 May 2013

In May 2013 a tropical Cyclone made landfall near the second largest city of Chittagong in Bangladesh bringing heavy rains and wind speeds of up to 90 km/h. Tidal flooding affected hundreds of villages and tens of thousands of homes and 128 lakh hectares of cultivated land were destroyed. More than 1, 2 million people were affected by the storm throughout the country.


Bangladesh garment factory disaster

30 Apr 2013

On 24 April, at least 385 people were killed when the concrete structure collapsed in Bangladesh’s Savar industrial suburb (24km northwest Dhaka), trapping more than 3,000 mostly garment workers inside.Rescue workers in Bangladesh gave up hopes of finding any more survivors in the remains of a building that collapsed five days ago, and began using heavy machinery on Monday to dislodge the rubble and look for bodies — a mainstay of Bangladesh’s economy — hundreds of workers poured into the streets...


Al-Imdaad renders aid to the Balkan states

27 Mar 2013

In our busy lives there are many things that we fail to be grateful for and many things that we take for granted. None more so than the truly invaluable gift of Imaan and the blessings of being Muslim. This gift of Imaan allows us to draw from the endless bounties of Almighty Allah and provides us with a way of life that will ensure our success in this world and the hereafter. Whilst many of us fail to acknowledge how fortunate we are to have this Deen and most of us abuse this privilege, there...


Mali Crisis 2013

31 Jan 2013

The 2012 Tuareg Rebellion in the West African nation of Mali has seen the country become embroiled in an ongoing power struggle. Led by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), this conflict is a war of independence against the Malian government in the Sahara Desert region of Azawad. Following the March 2012 coup d’etat that overthrew Mali’s democratically elected government, Mali is now in the grip of an overlapping security, political and humanitarian crisis, one of the most...


India, Assam - Floods 2012

18 Aug 2012

In early July 2012, the province of Assam, India was hit by one the worst floods in recent years resulting in thousands of villages across the state being completely submerged. The devastating current of water struck 1543 villages across 24 of the 27 districts of Assam, destroying livestock and thousands of acres crops. Millions of people have been displaced and over one hundred men, women and children have lost their lives.


Genocide in Burma

30 Jul 2012

Incidents Since June 2012 The last incidents broke out on 3 June when 10 Muslims travelling from the capital Akyab to Maungdaw were killed by Buddhist fanatics. Hundreds of Muslims gathered at the central mosque in Maungdaw to protest the attack but hardline Buddhists and the Burmese police, who viewed the protest as a threat to their existence, attacked the local Muslims and killed and wounded many. The Burmese police branded the protest as an uprising against the state and ordered the punishment...


Ramadaan 1433 - Feeding and food hamper programme in 37 countries

20 Jul 2012

The Al-Imdaad Foundation has ensured that Iftaar is a time of fulfilment for numerous families across the globe. Iftaar programmes in 37 countries including South Africa are undertaken by providing Ramadaan food hampers to families. These hampers contain essential food items, such as dates, rice, sugar, tea, etc. which feed a family of six throughout the blessed month. Taking cognisance of the differing dietary customs of the various regions, the Al-Imdaad Foundation attempts, as far as possible,...


Comoros Flash Flood Relief

02 May 2012

Since 20 Apr 2012, the Islands of Comoros have been battered by torrential rains, which caused heavy floods, landslides and rockslides. According to a joint assessment by the Comoros Government and humanitarian agencies, nearly 50,000 people have been affected by the rains, including more than 9,000 who were forced to leave their homes. Access to affected villages is limited due to landslides and floods, and it is likely that more people have been displaced in those villages. Electricity supplies...


Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

31 Oct 2017

An ongoing internal conflict that has torn a country apart, the Syrian uprising began as part of a wave of social upheaval throughout the Arab world demanding greater political freedom and an end to autocracy. Gaining inspiration from concurrent regional protests, public demonstrations seeking to address government corruption, a high rate of unemployment and the absence of an effective constitution began on the 26th of January 2011 and developed into a nationwide...


Mafraq Distribution Centre in Jordan

19 Feb 2012

Ever since the start of the Syrian conflict Jordan has been one of the frontier states accepting Syrian refugees and now hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the Arab world. The Mafraq governorate of Jordan sharing a border with Syria is host to the largest share of Syrian refugees in the country. It is the point of first entry for many who have lost everything and the location of the largest refugee camp in the world, the Zaatari camp. Early on in 2012 the Al-Imdaad Foundation decided...


Mafraq Distribution Centre in Jordan

19 Feb 2012

Ever since the start of the Syrian conflict Jordan has been one of the frontier states accepting Syrian refugees and now hosts one of the largest refugee populations in the Arab world. The Mafraq governorate of Jordan sharing a border with Syria is host to the largest share of Syrian refugees in the country. It is the point of first entry for many who have lost everything and the location of the largest refugee camp in the world, the Zaatari camp. Early on in 2012 the Al-Imdaad Foundation decided...


Cyclones Giovanna & Irina - Madagascar

13 Feb 2012

A country which feels the force of around 60 percent of the storms that form over the Indian Ocean every year, the cyclone-prone island of Madagascar was once again struck by a category-four tropical storm on the 14th of February 2012. Mustering winds up to 194km/h, Cyclone Giovanna tore into the eastern port city of Toamasina ripping up trees and electricity pylons. Post cyclone assessments revealed that 11 000 were left homeless and that there was a severe shortage of clean drinking water and...


Gambia Stationery Drive

13 Nov 2011

Although the Constitution of Gambia mandates free and compulsory primary education, a lack of resources and educational infrastructure has made implementation of this difficult. Consequently literacy rates in the country are still below 50% even though primary attendance has increased in recent years. As with many countries in a similar situation, it is the rural areas that are the furthest behind. In a bid to address some of the obstacles to effective education and thereby increase the ability...


Turkish Earthquake - Van - Ercis District

02 Nov 2011

Van is a city in South Eastern Turkey located at an elevation of 1750 m. The city of Van lies on the eastern shore, at a distance of 5 kilometres of Lake Van, the largest lake in Turkey. According to the official record, the population of the city is 1,050,000 out of which many live close to the city centre. Agri in the North, Bitlis in the West, Siirt in the Southwest and Hakkari in the South are the neighbouring cities of to Van. Moreover, Van has a border with Iran on the East. Bahcesaray,...


Pakistan Floods 2011

15 Sep 2011

DEVASTATING rains have triggered floods in southern Pakistan, affecting at least 700,000 people and forcing 60,000 from their homes, officials have said. Villages have been flooded and crops destroyed in Pakistan's bread basket of Sindh province, one of the worst-hit areas in the unprecedented floods of 2010 that affected 21 million people and caused losses of $9.57 billion. "At least 700,000 people have been affected by the floods caused by the recent rains in the six districts of Sindh province,"...


AIF Assists a Community Medical Clinic in The Gambia

11 Jul 2011

The Gambia is one of Africa’s smallest and poorest countries. The 2009 Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme ranked the country 168th of a total of 182 low-income countries. Poverty is widespread. More than 60 per cent of the rural population is classified as poor. Poverty is substantially uniform throughout the country. More than 90 per cent of extremely poor people in the country and more than 70 per cent of other poor people depend on agriculture for their livelihood....


Horn of Africa Drought Appeal

06 Jul 2011

The 2011 Horn of Africa drought is a severe drought that is affecting millions in the region due to the absence of seasonal rains for a long period of time. This has caused many crops to fail and subsequently affected the livestock of many poor and impoverished families. Experts have indicated to the humanitarian fraternity that rains are not expected to return until September 2011. This drought is said to be the worst in 60 years. The drought has caused a food crisis in the Horn of Africa...


Disaster Awareness Programme

16 Jun 2011

Since 2006, the Al-Imdaad Foundation has initiated a course in Disaster Management which conscientises learners on relief work and what it entails etc. The course helps learners prepare, mitigate and manage disasters. Students are presented with real-life situations and how they should respond in these situations. This course falls into the Life Orientation Skills subject at schools. Learners who participate in this course receive a certificate which may count towards their requirements for...


Medical Projects in Jordan

03 Jun 2011

Jordan has always been home to a large number of refugees, in the past these were mainly people of Palestinian origin but in recent years the Syrian conflict has seen over 600 000 cross the border into Jordan. Most of these refugees are without their own sources of livelihood and struggle to obtain adequate medical care for the illnesses and injuries that affect them. Especially among the newly arrived Syrian refugees, the incidence of illness and injury is high as the health system of Syria has...


The Japanese Tsunami

11 Mar 2011

11 March 2011 The Japanese earthquake and tsunami was an 8.9-magnitude earthquake which occurred on the 11 March 2011. It caused massive and destructive tsunami waves. It measured 8.9 by the United States Geological Survey making it the largest earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history. The earthquake triggered a tsunami warning for Japan's Pacific coast and various other countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Guam, Philippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Hawaii, Northern...


The Libyan Crisis

03 Mar 2011

Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa with an area of approximately 1 million 800 thousand square kilometers. The capital of Libya is Tripoli. It is home to nearly 1.7 million of Libya's 6.4 million people. Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries. Due to severe unrest in Libya in recent days, this has led to a humanitarian catastrophe. Estimates suggest that up to 147,000 people have fled Libya to Egypt, Tunisia and Niger. Reports have also indicated that thousands...


New Zealand Earthquake

21 Feb 2011

The earthquake which struck Christchurch was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island at 12:51 pm on 22 February 2011. Centered close to Heathcote Valley, 5 kilometres to the north of the town of Lyttelton, the quake caused widespread damage and multiple fatalities in nearby Christchurch-New Zealand's second-most populous city. There are unconfirmed reports that the death toll could reach 200–400. The Mayor of Christchurch says at least 200...


Bangladesh: Self Empowerment Project

08 Jan 2011

Bangladesh is one of the most impoverished counties in the world with nearly half of its population of 135 million living below the poverty line. About 45% of the population in Bangladesh are below the poverty level while around 20% are hardcore poor. The population is predominantly rural, with about 85% of its 135 million people living in rural areas. For their livelihoods rural people depend mainly on land, which is both fertile and extremely vulnerable. Most of the country is made up of flood...


Palestine Widows and Orphans programme

01 Nov 2017

Although the number of orphans in Palestine and especially in the Gaza strip is high, according to humanitarian institutions more than 15,000 children who are Orphans in the Gaza strip and west bank have inadequate facilities to care for them. This is because orphanages are overcrowded, and their resources are overstretched. This situation has been compounded by the recent military incursions. Not only have people’s livelihoods been severely affected, but also entire families were rendered...


Mount Merapi Volcano Relief, Indonesia

31 Oct 2010

The name Merapi could be translated as “Mountain of Fire”. Presently, the name suites the disastrous situation literally. Smoke can be seen billowing from the mountain at least 300 days in a year, and several eruptions have caused serious fatalities in recent times. In November 1994, hot gas from a large explosion killed at least 27 people, mostly in the town of Muntilan, west of the volcano. Another large eruption occurred in 2006, shortly before the Yogyakarta earthquake to which the Al-Imdaad...


Pakistan Flood Relief - 2010

24 Aug 2010

• Over 1600 people have died and close onto 20 million have been directly affected. • 1.2 million houses have been destroyed. • 3.2m hectares of standing crops have been lost or damaged. • 2,055 people have been injured. • About 3.5 million children are considered to be at risk of water borne diseases which include diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid. The massive floods that began to hit Pakistan in late July have afflicted the country extremely. Seventy-nine of the country’s 124 districts...


DRC Health Centre

06 Nov 2018

The Al-Imdaad Foundation officially opened a health centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo on March 18, 2010. The facility is based in Bukavu, capital of the South Kivu province, where political violence since the early 1990s continues unabated. The DRC's history is rife with civil war, violence and poverty, with 80% of the population living below the poverty line. Political unrest has resulted in 2 million displaced people from the DRC and neighbouring countries who are without access...


Haiti Earthquake-Fresh Water Distribution

12 Jan 2010

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on January 12 2010, resulting in an unprecedented scale of disaster and despair. More than 300 000 people died and millions were left homeless. The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to the crisis by dispatching its team of relief workers to Port-au-Prince. Headed by AIF projects co-ordinator Qari Ziyaad Patel, they worked closely with the South African Emergency Operations Committee to co-ordinate a comprehensive response to the disaster. The...


Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission

11 Jan 2010

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on January 12 2010, resulting in an unprecedented scale of disaster and despair. More than 300 000 people died and millions were left homeless. The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to the crisis by dispatching its team of relief workers to Port-au-Prince. Headed by AIF projects co-ordinator Qari Ziyaad Patel, they worked closely with the South African Emergency Operations Committee to co-ordinate a comprehensive response to the disaster. The...


Haiti Earthquake-Food Aid

11 Jan 2010

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck Haiti on January 12 2010, resulting in an unprecedented scale of disaster and despair. More than 300 000 people died and millions were left homeless. The Al-Imdaad Foundation responded to the crisis by dispatching its team of relief workers to Port-au-Prince. Headed by AIF projects co-ordinator Qari Ziyaad Patel, they worked closely with the South African Emergency Operations Committee to co-ordinate a comprehensive response to the disaster. The...


Padang Earthquake - October 2009

14 Oct 2009

The 7.6 magnitude earthquake that shook the city of Padang on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island in October 2009, killed thousands of people, left many injured and trapped numerous people in rubble. Though 7 districts were affected, the worst hit districts were Padang City and Padang Pariaman. The massive earthquake caused widespread damage to water and electricity supplies, high rise buildings and homes. Those affected were mostly from poor backgrounds living in poor quality houses. Almost 180,000 houses...


Indonesia Ramadaan Feeding Programme - 2009

31 Aug 2009

After the infamous Tsunami of 2004 the Al Imdaad Foundation has maintained a strong presence in the region by establishing an office in Indonesia. The devastating Tsunami had debilitating effects on the community and population, many of whom have not yet recovered and find themselves facing abject poverty.


Pakistan Swat Valley Relief - 2009

31 Jul 2009

In early 2009 the lands of Buner and SWAT (Pakistan) were in constant turmoil due to intense fighting between government forces and militants. Due to continuous bombing and shelling thousands were forced to flee Pakistan’s swat valley only to settle in under-equipped refugee camps and hospitals which sparked a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-ridden region


Zimbabwe Food Aid Distribution - Convoy leaves from Durban

10 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the Al-Imdaad Foundation undertook a food aid distribution drive in Zimbabwe. Given the dismal socio-economic conditions of most Zimbabweans, essential items are hard to come by. Abject poverty is a daily reality for the majority of the population and human rights groups report that food aid is urgently needed for the millions of people living below the poverty line. The AIF co-ordinated a food relief project consisting of 8000 food parcels which were distributed to residents...


Zimbabwe Food Aid distribution in the Greater Harare District

10 Feb 2009

In February 2009, the Al-Imdaad Foundation undertook a food aid distribution drive in Zimbabwe. Given the dismal socio-economic conditions of most Zimbabweans, essential items are hard to come by. Abject poverty is a daily reality for the majority of the population and human rights groups report that food aid is urgently needed for the millions of people living below the poverty line. The AIF co-ordinated a food relief project consisting of 8000 food parcels which were distributed to residents...


Gaza Crisis - Emergency Relief

01 Jan 2009

The Al-Imdaad Foundation was the first South African Aid organisation to respond to war-torn Gaza after a massive wave of airstrikes were launched on the Gaza strip in late Dec 2008. The attacks resulted in many civilians being killed injuring hundreds more. Images from targeted areas showed dead and injured Palestinians, burning and destroyed buildings and scenes of panic and chaos on Gaza’s crowded streets. Reports from NGO’s in the region confirmed a figure of 400 dead, including women and...


Cyclone Sidr

18 Dec 2007

Cyclone Sidr, a category 4 cyclone, hit Bangladesh’s south-western coast on Thursday, 15 November 2007. Heavy rains were experienced throughout the country, including the capital Dhaka. The cyclone hit offshore islands in the Bay of Bengal. The cyclone has affected 3.5 million people and latest reports from the government of Bangladesh indicate that more than 3000 people have lost their lives. Thousands are missing and injured, a number likely to increase substantially to exceed 10 000. The greatest...


Greatest Need

26 Oct 2005

The Al-Imdaad Foundation responds to disasters, crises and debilitating poverty all over the world. At any given time, there are hundreds of worthy causes that deserve our attention but there are also those extra needy cases. By dealing with disasters and crises every day, we are able to identify those areas of greatest need and are able to direct funds to projects targeting them. These projects may be famine relief in Somalia during an especially dry season, combatting malnutrition in deeply...


Niger Food Aid Programme 2005

19 Oct 2005

A severe food security crisis occurred in the regions of northern Niger between 2005 and 2006. The crisis was caused by an early end to the 2004 rains and locust damage to pasture lands causing below average yields, high food prices, and increased levels of malnutrition. Up to 3.6 million people were rendered highly vulnerable to food insecurity. Hundreds of thousands faced extreme food insecurity and rendering them in desperate need of aid. The Al-Imdaad Foundation was able to address the crisis...


2005 Kashmir Earthquake

07 Oct 2005

On the 13th of October 2005 a devastating earthquake struck areas of Pakistani and Indian controlled Kashmir causing large scale devastation and taking tens of thousands of lives. In the days that followed more than 140 aftershocks occurred many over 5 on the Richter scale. The state capital of Kashmir, Muzaffarabad was the worst hit in terms of casualties and destruction. Hospitals, schools, and event he much needed rescue services including police and armed forces were paralysed. Virtually...


Al-Imdaad responds to the 2003 Algerian earthquake.

29 May 2003

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck Algeria on Wednesday the 21st of May 2003. This devastating earthquake claimed the lives of 2200 people, injured over 10 000 and left more than 20 000 families homeless, forcing them to live in tents and other makeshift shelters. The quake, the worst to hit Algeria in over two decades, completely flattened the town of Zemmouri which lay at the epicentre. Many hospitals and health centres in the affected areas had been destroyed leaving...