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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...


Containers4Rohingya

21 Nov 2017

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

13 Nov 2017

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....


Winter Warmth for Syrian Refugees 2017

21 Nov 2017

For Syrian refugees living in refugee camps across the middle east, winter 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,...


Vision4Life Eye Cataract surgeries in Malawi

30 Oct 2017

As an extension of our Vision4Life 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...


#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...



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