Enhancing Well-being in Impoverished Areas

In some parts of the world, proper healthcare systems do not exist, making preventing illness only part of the challenge.

Populations struggling with poverty, conflict or ongoing hardship are less likely to have access to health care.


This leaves vulnerable communities often unable to provide the medical support their sick members need in order to get better, or, in dire circumstances, survive.


Poor children, in turn, live much shorter lives than children from wealthy families, in part due to inadequate or lack of access to health care. A boy who was born in 2012 in a high-income country can expect to live 75.8 years –more than 15 years longer than a boy born in a low-income country.


That’s why, for those less fortunate, even small interventions – from improved hygiene to vaccinations – can make a huge difference.

Islamic Relief provides ongoing medical support.

In emergency crises, our field teams respond immediately, including providing essential medical aid.


In the months that follow, we stay to implement long-term healthcare projects, such as restocking damaged hospitals building specialised units to providing mobile health clinics to reach populations in remote areas.

Jordan Clinic

The healthcare sector in Jordan faces growing pressure as the number of refugees and vulnerable individuals in the country continues to increase.


To address this need, Islamic Relief is working with the Jordanian Ministry of Health, UNHCR and local community-based organisations to provide primary health care services for refugees and host communities in Al-Mafraq.


The intervention will improve the health of 2,000 of the most vulnerable and marginalised people.

HIRA Afghanistan

Decades of conflict and instability have left thousands in Afghanistan struggling to meet their basic needs. This includes adequate medical care, as the nation’s healthcare sector strains to meet the growing demand.


Islamic Relief continues to deliver assistance through our community-based healthcare project, known as HIRA, which focuses on assisting the most vulnerable community members – mothers, children and the youth.


This project aims to assist over 4,020 community members

Syrian Refugees

Prolonged crisis has left 14.6 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance, as shortages of food, medicine and fuel only increase.


Some 90% of the population are living below the poverty line. Almost 2.4 million children are out of school, with many more facing barriers to accessing safe and stable educational opportunities.


In the ongoing crisis, Islamic Relief is providing life-saving aid, including delivering vital healthcare support to almost 1.3 million people.


We have so far provided: 5 health care centres and 30,000 people with drugs, disposables and baby food.

uniting for health: Donor's impact on global health equity

Through the support of our donors, communities all around the world are given the tools they need to empower themselves toward healthy living.


By working together to provide access to basic necessities, like soap and mosquito netting, to large-scale pharmaceuticals, sanitation programs, and even hygiene training, our donors make a powerful and concrete impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.


Even basic interventions can make a large difference in the long-term health outcomes of vulnerable communities.


Within these communities, medical support is not the only resource that is hard to access, food, clean water and sanitation facilities are also often out of reach. Without these resources, populations have a high risk of contracting preventable diseases and suffering from malnutrition and other health conditions.


As such, implementing programs to help poor communities combat issues such as food insecurity, poor nutrition, poor hygiene and preventable diseases, significantly improves the population’s health outcomes and life expectancy. 

Islamic Relief provides tools and resources that empower vulnerable communities worldwide. These range from providing basic necessities to implementing large-scale healthcare initiatives. 

The HIRA project in Afghanistan focuses on aiding the most vulnerable members of the community by providing them with necessary healthcare services. This includes mothers, children, and youth. 

Islamic Relief’s approach in Jordan involves collaboration with the local Ministry of Health, UNHCR, and community-based organisations to develop healthcare solutions.


Recognising the complex needs of refugees and host communities, Islamic Relief’s projects go beyond medical treatment. They encompass primary healthcare services, sanitation programs, and partnerships that enhance local capacities.


This comprehensive approach not only improves the health of vulnerable individuals but also contributes to community resilience and empowerment.