Mercy-USA’s Medical Support Staff provide Hope and Care in Syria

The clinic sees an average of 750 newborns a month   Mercy-USA, with 20 years of experience in managing mother and child health clinics in some of the world’s most dangerous war-zones, is now operating most ambitious privately funded mother and child health clinic in Aleppo, Syria, where the need is critical.   Located in the Omar Ibn Abdel Aziz Hospital in the Al Ma’adi district of Aleppo, the health clinic is open and operating daily serving this district and surrounding districts. The staff of two physicians, two nurses, plus administrative personnel see an average of 600 women for free pre- and postnatal care and birthing services each month.   The clinic also sees an average of 750 newborns, infants and children each month for free pediatric care with special attention paid to the monitoring of their vaccination schedules and nutrition counseling. Our brave female OB/GYN physician is one of the very few women left to provide this vital care in the region.  ...

Islamic Relief: Distributing 63,300 Cans of Meat in Jordan

Relief this month is providing food supplies to nearly 2,650 families that are finding it harder than ever to meet their basic needs. Focussing on the most vulnerable families – such as female-headed households, families with orphaned children, as well as elderly and disabled people – we are offering the canned meat in Mafraq and Ramtha.   “Each household will receive 24 cans of meat,” said Ala’ Shanti, project manager for Islamic Relief Jordan.   “Canned meat has a much longer shelf-life than fresh meat, so we hope that these food supplies will supplement their diets for several weeks.”   Whilst the project mostly serves refugees fleeing deadly conflict in Syria, 30 per cent of beneficiaries are poor Jordanian families.   – See more at:...

Muslims Hands France: 1000 Food Packets in Rohingya, Water for Pakistan, Food for Nepal

  The village of Tarkeswari, 15 km from Kathmandu, has been destroyed to 90 % by the earthquakes. After an in-depth study of the needs, Muslim hands has offered 75 food parcels and 75 hygiene kits to victims. Muslim Hands team has promised emergency accommodation in the very near future. Muslim Hands thanks to the donors, “Your donations at ‪Nepal have made this possible.”   Simultaneously, In Mirpur, located in the North-East of Pakistan, Muslim hands fight against failures. The organization distributed, in a public school for girls, sports clothing, uniforms, school books and notebooks. Poor students benefited from this donation. Added to this is the construction of a water tank of more than 7000 liters.   MHF has also contributed to the distribution of more than a thousand of food pantry bags, and hygyène clothing in the camps around Rakhine. Access to drinking water has also been put in place by the digging of wells. The installation of latrines has also enabled the preservation of decent sanitary conditions. Source:...

Islamic Relief and the African Union sign MOU for fighting poverty in Africa

IR and AU signed a trailblazing agreement to work together to reduce poverty and the impact of disasters in Africa. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed today in Ethiopia’s capital city, marks the beginning of a formal partnership for cooperation between the international NGO Islamic Relief  and the African Union, which consists of 54 member states. Dr Mohammed Ashmawey, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide, said: “Thirty years ago, Islamic Relief helped save lives in famine-stricken Sudan. In the decades since, we have developed extensive programmes to alleviate suffering and lift people across the continent out of poverty. However, there remain many more who require help. “Partnering with the African Union is therefore a momentous step forward toward our shared goal to eradicate poverty and reduce the impact of disasters on the continent’s most vulnerable communities.” At the signing ceremony in Addis Ababa, Islamic Relief chair Ibrahim El Zayat and trustee Tahir Salie, who chairs our African Development Committee, were joined by Yusuf Ahmed, regional director of East Africa and the country director of Ethiopia, Omar Ibrahim. Yusuf Ahmed, Regional Director for Islamic Relief, added: “This formal agreement will see Islamic Relief working with the African Union to shape innovative poverty-relieving policies and to deliver sustainable development which transforms communities. “It will see collaboration and expertise-sharing on vital disaster preparedness, and will add momentum to financial inclusion interventions which empower poor families to escape the poverty trap. We have also pledged to work closely together on key issues including climate change, urbanisation and youth development.” Today’s announcement follows a series of high-level meetings between Islamic Relief and the African Union. – See more...

German Syrian Association works for Displaced Syrian Children in Aleppo

Members of the German Syrian Association are pleased to be able to show the first pictures of Association’s children’s Centre in Aleppo. The association expresses thanks to generous donors. An old Arab House could be rebuilt and established child-friendly. A Video of this event has been posted on their official Facebook account. Recently, the children’s Center has recorded the operation. The children have the opportunity to be a child again and to be able to play there. In addition to painting, dancing and theatre play the children are cared psychologically. Also their families receive educational, psycho-social and therapeutic support. The Centre is at the same time learning and Cultural Centre for the children. A small library with children and youth literature has been set up already, as a cinema. The Centre helps children to handle their war experiences. It strengthens them, gives them hope and strength for the future. The organization has created a “place of hope” for the children. The organizations requested to help in order to  expand the Centre with its maintenance. Source...

Islamic Relief USA:  Food and Medical Aid to 7000 in Yemen

    IR international offices are undertaking efforts to provide emergency relief, with special focus on food aid, to those affected by recent violence.   Some 7,000 individuals in the Amran governate stand to benefit from a food distribution project. The food packages, providing at least a month’s worth of sustenance, will include items such as flour, sugar, cooking oil, rice, red beans, milk powder, tea and cooking sauce.   Life-saving medical supplies will insha’Allah be distributed to three main hospitals in the Aden governate, helping some 4,000 people in need.   IR requests to support their mission in Yemen. It will assist 5,160 vulnerable households (approx..36,120 individuals) in 6 governorates of Yemen (Marib, Lahj, Aden , Sanaa, Dhammar, and Taiz) with monthly food rations for 3 months, the food pack will contain: Wheat Flour 50KG Sugar 10 KG Cooking Oil 4 L Rice 20 KG/bag Pulses 9.6 KG   Source...