January 1, 2021 9:00am - December 31, 2021 12:00am
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No one should go to bed COLD and HUNGRY!
India Goes Under Water
Torrential rains have pushed thousands of people in Hyderabad, India out of their homes due to severe flooding. More than 20,000 households have been affected, placing them in a state of emergency. Every major highway in and out of the district is now closed along with mass telecommunications outages. Islamic Relief is mobilizing assessments and emergency aid in order to support survivors.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better India a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$225 can provide vital relief to emergency survivors
$500 can implement livelihood programs to set up women-led households for success
$1,000 can help build innovative water and sanitation facilities
One of the Largest Populations in the World; One of the Most in Need
India’s vast population size and rapid growth mean that while the percent of Indians living in poverty has fallen, the absolute number of individuals living in poverty in India’s poorest states has actually increased.
That coupled with the region being prone to natural disasters like monsoons and floods means that hundreds of thousands of people face displacement, injury, or worse.
Did you know…
One-third of India’s population survives on less than $1.25 a day, accounting for approximately 1/3 of the world’s poor
Almost half of all children in India are moderately or severely stunted in growth
1 in every 3 of the world’s malnourished children live in India (UNICEF)
Malnutrition is a common occurrence
Educational opportunities for women and girls are disproportionate to those of men and boys
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of India are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief’s Dedication to India
Islamic Relief has been working in India since 1994, often collaborating with local relief organizations to ensure that assistance is delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. Islamic Relief India opened in 2008 to implement development programs to help alleviate growing needs for humanitarian aid.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for families in need across India:
Delivering emergency relief to survivors of natural disasters
Providing vital food aid, including Qurbani meat and Ramadan food boxes
Opening access to educational opportunities for vulnerable communities