Al-Imdaad Foundation
Help Save Sudan

11 Sep 2020

Sudan is the meeting point of the Blue and White Niles to become the mighty Nile River. It is a frontline in the climate emergency as natural disasters become more intensive and more frequent. It has been a hundred years since the Nile river has reached the current water levels of 17.5 metres. An...


Beirut Blast

08 Aug 2020

The Beirut blast has left over 135 dead, thousands injured and up to 300 000 homeless and in need of shelter, food, and water. The destruction of Lebanon’s main port is a catastrophe for a country that imports 80% of its food. Lebanon was already reeling from a financial collapse that has seen the...


South Asia Cyclone Relief

03 Jul 2020

It’s been a season of deadly Cyclones in the Indian subcontinent with Cyclone Amphan on the East Coast closely followed by Cyclone Nisarga on the West Coast just two weeks later. Amphan affected tens of millions in Bangladesh...


Yemen Crisis

16 Sep 2020

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...


COVID-19 Response

21 Jul 2020

The World Health Organisation has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a global pandemic and South Africa and other countries globally...


Idlib Emergency Appeal

08 Jul 2020

Idlib is part of the final opposition held territory in Syria and home to more than 3 million people. Over half of the population are internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have fled from other parts of the country. Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been caught in the crossfire and airstrikes...


Kenya Housing Village (Sahaba City)

01 Jun 2020

Drought and conflict have displaced countless numbers in East Africa. They resettle in areas far from home, with limited resources and insufficient shelter. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s office in Kenya has been able to assist these communities by establishing shelter villages to accommodate the neediest...


Essahaba Hospital in GAZA

13 May 2020

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 “females friendly” Essahaba hospital in Gaza. This facility was established...


Daily Sadaqah Debit Order scheme

06 May 2020

Daily Sadaqah allows you to contribute a specified amount as Sadaqah for every day of the month. These contributions go to the most deserving projects we have earmarked for each month, whether locally or internationally....


Make Orphans Smile

15 Jul 2020

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...


Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

13 Jul 2020

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,...


Global Water Well and Borehole Projects

17 Sep 2020

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....


Orphan Sponsorship in Jordan

28 May 2020

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...


Flour-4-Syria

28 May 2020

After nine years of the Syrian crisis, 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. Recent Syrian wheat harvests have been...


Kashmir Needs You

28 May 2020

Kashmir is the beautiful, contested region at the heart of 70-year-old dispute. Beginning August 2019, things have taken a turn for the worse with curfews and security checkpoints limiting movement and placing added difficulties on average Kashmiris. Due to this situation, many are struggling to obtain...


Darrunisa Girls Training Institute

09 May 2020

The Al-Imdaad Foundation’s office in Kenya started Darunnisaa as an empowerment training centre to provide education and skills to post primary students who cannot afford to attend high school. The centre provides instruction in English, Arabic and Islamic studies, Swahili, Mathematics and Computer...


Jordan Refugee Support

08 Jul 2020

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...


A NEW LIFE

28 May 2020

The blockade over the Gaza Strip has been in place since 2007, and has devastated key sectors in the territory. The blockade has resulted in 90% of the people in the Gaza Strip living beneath the poverty line and depending on humanitarian aid for their needs. The food insecurity rate has also spiked...


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...


Gaza Water Filtration Plants

03 Sep 2020

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...


Halima Sa'diyya Orphanage for Syrian Refugees

06 May 2020

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...


Al-Imdaad Foundation Kenya

06 May 2020

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...


Greatest Need

13 May 2020

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...


Al-Imdaad Foundation Projects in the Balkans

13 May 2020

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...


Rebuild Gaza Campaign

13 May 2020

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...


Gaza Crisis - Emergency Relief

13 May 2020

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...


DRC Health Centre

10 Sep 2020

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...


Education Projects in Indonesia

13 May 2020

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...


Yasmin Orphanage

13 May 2020

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...


Gaza Crisis - Emergency Relief

13 May 2020

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...


Canned Qurbani

28 Aug 2020

For the past six years, your Qurbani has been reaching the people of Syria as a convenient, ready to eat canned product that is ideal for refugees and displaced persons. Canned Qurbani requires no refrigeration and can be easily heated and consumed to add a much-needed protein boost for struggling...


Eid Clothes 2020

24 May 2020

This Eid, you can reach beyond borders to spread smiles on the faces of orphans and needy children in five countries globally. Al-Imdaad Foundation’s Eid Clothes campaign allows...


#Show Mercy- Ramadan 2020

24 May 2020

The Holy Prophet Peace and Blessings Upon Him Said, “Those who show mercy will be shown Mercy by the Most Merciful. Show mercy to those on earth and The One in the heavens will show Mercy to you.” This Ramadan, in the face of global crisis we all need divine mercy more than ever. So, let’s follow...


Middle East Winter Warmth

30 Apr 2020

Across the Middle East, millions of refugees and internally displaced people are using whatever they can to wrap their children up tightly, hoping that this winter will not bring further tragedy and despair. Winter is a...


South Asia Monsoon Floods 2019

05 Nov 2019

Devastating monsoon rains have caused large scale flooding in South Asia affecting millions in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Northeast India and Nepal. The flooding caused hundreds of deaths, displaced hundreds of thousands and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. While current reports indicate...


Ramadan 1440/ 2019: Benefit Mankind Food Hamper Campaign

11 May 2020

In today’s world it’s all about getting the best deal for yourself. Many people stop and nothing to ensure they get the most benefit out of every situation. People get excited and feel good when things go their way, without even considering the impact on those around them. But it’s Ramadan, and maybe...


Cyclone Idai Relief

11 May 2020

Since early March, Tropical Cyclone Idai has been wreaking a path of havoc over Southern Africa. Making two landfalls since first forming on March 4th, Idai has brought strong winds and caused severe flooding in Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. Hundreds of deaths have been recorded thus...


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...


Syria Flood Relief

08 May 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...


Sulawesi Multi-Disaster

11 Feb 2020

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...


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...


Lombok Earthquake

11 Feb 2020

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...


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...


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,...


#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...


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...


Al-Imdaad Foundation- DRC Office

11 May 2020

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...


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...


East Ghouta Crisis and IDP Relief

12 Apr 2019

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...


#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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Vision-4-Life Eye Cataract surgeries in Malawi

11 Feb 2020

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...


#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...


#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....


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...


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...


#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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Disability Centre in the Gaza Camp in Jordan

11 May 2020

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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”...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


Tiny Hearts Orphan Village

11 May 2020

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Medical Projects in Jordan

11 Feb 2020

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Mount Merapi Volcano Relief, Indonesia

30 Apr 2020

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...


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...


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...


Haiti Earthquake Relief Mission

11 May 2020

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...



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