Although vast improvements have been made since the 1991 conflict, Albania remains one of Europe’s poorest countries. There remains a high rate of unemployment and very little opportunities for the population The situation is particularly acute in rural areas, where poverty is rife, and there is poor access to clean water, sanitation, and education.
Islamic Relief began working in Albania in 1991, delivering large shipments of food and clothes and have been working there ever since.
As well as providing support in Ramadan and Qurbani, alongside orphan sponsorship, we build roads, water systems and irrigation networks in rural areas to improve communities’ ability to earn a living and support themselves.
In addition to this we have set up a schools in Shkoder and Koplin. Providing vocational training to thousands of people over the years to help them gain employment.