“Whoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter”.
(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim)
Preventing illness can be as simple as having soap and clean water or a mosquito net to protect children from malaria.
Once people become ill they need healthcare – and this is often severely lacking in poor countries. That’s why Islamic Relief builds hospitals and clinics as well as supplying existing centres with life-saving medication, equipment and ambulances.
When crisis hits a country Islamic Relief provides humanitarian as soon as possible. The aid often includes emergency health care and the distribution of clean water to prevent illness.
We also run maternal health programmes, provide vaccinations and check-ups for mothers and babies to ensure they are safe and healthy.
Critically, we look at more than just physical health. When people have suffered losses and witnessed scenes of violence due to conflict we provide psychosocial care in the form of therapy and counselling, particularly with children.