Two-thirds of people in India live in poverty, with nearly 70% of people living on less than $2/day. Most live in very rural areas and rely on odd jobs to make ends meet. The lack of employment opportunities in these areas are driving waves of people to the cities, where they lack access to clean drinking water and poor hygiene and sanitation is leading to rising cases of disease such as cholera, typhus, and dysentery.
Women and children suffer the most. India has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. And according to UNICEF, about 25% of children in India lack access to education. They are instead forced into work or marriage at a young age to help support their families.
Thank You for Your Help
As of now, programming and fundraising for India is temporarily paused. We are currently working on solutions to reinstate our work, and will update this page with developments as they are made available. Thank you.
Islamic Relief has been working in India since 1994, collaborating with local relief organizations when possible.
A few of our interventions have included:
Access to clean and safe water
Healthcare support for communities in need
Humanitarian aid for disasters including floods and Covid-19
Livelihood support for vulnerable youth populations
What happens when you join the fundraising movement?
When you make the decision to help fundraise for the effort, you go beyond just thoughts and prayers. This increased IMPACT is priceless, because it means we’re able to meet more needs of those who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.
And if you're reading this message, it's because you want to go beyond the call the duty. For you, it's not enough to just keep those children in your thoughts and prayer. You want to double your impact by helping to sponsor these emergency efforts and helping deliver aid to those affected by creating a fundraising page. Get started by creating your page today!
We’re so glad you came. Just scroll to the top of the page and click "become a fundraiser" to setup your page and start promoting to your network via e-mail, social media, and your preferred messaging app. Even with a goal as small as $50, you can provide urgent food aid for families.