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Rohingya Housing Project

15 Nov 2017

It is more than 2 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 has now been given the permission to erect 10 000 homes for refugees on a piece of land in the Modhurchora area in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. These homes...


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,...


#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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


Yemen Crisis

01 Feb 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...


Gaza Winter Warmth 2018

17 Jan 2018

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...


#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,...



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