Relief International teams are racing to distribute critical health and hygiene items to hundreds of families devastated by Iran’s recent earthquake. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake rumbled through Iran’s border region with Iraq on November 12, 2017, hitting hardest in the western Kermanshah province. The quake left more than 538 people dead and nearly 8,000 injured. The cities of Sarpol-e-Zahab and Qasr-e Shirin bore the brunt of the damage with large-scale destruction of houses and other buildings. The quake reportedly destroyed half of all the schools in Sarpol-e-Zahab.Read More
Relief International relieves poverty and restores dignity to the world’s most vulnerable communities.
RI partners with vulnerable communities to deliver education, health, water and sanitation, and economic opportunities. The result: communities gain long-term well-being and dignity.
Every year, our programs educate children, feed families and create livelihoods across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Each community has a story.
We have a distinct approach. We call it The RI Way. That means empowering communities to find and implement the solutions that work best for them.
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People served by RI in 2016
Full-time and auxiliary staff working to empower communities around the world
Dollars spent to assist vulnerable communities in 2016 alone
The African continent faces many challenges: weak or absent education systems, food insecurity, political conflict, water and hygiene issues, and of course, health crises such as the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Relief International partners with communities in east and west Africa to address the immediate...
Working in Asia often means being in the eye of the storm — literally. The region is prone to earthquakes, typhoons and other natural disasters that can threaten already fragile political and economic environments. Humanitarian aid is a cornerstone of RI’s role in Asia. We also partner with...
Our Middle East programs address the immediate and long terms needs of people forced from their homes and the communities that welcome them. We work in refugee camps, urban centers and remote, hard-to-reach areas, bringing our integrated approach to health, clean water and sanitation, education and...
We engage with local stakeholders to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and restore dignity.
We enable partners to provide education that focuses on academic, social and emotional well-being.
We work with communities to improve malnutrition, protect against disease and increase access to healthcare.
We team with communities to provide clean and safe water, appropriate sanitation and improved hygiene.
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