Women and their children gather at the Umgedebbo demonstration garden in North Darfur, Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI
Who We Are

Our Impact

OUR IMPACT

How do we measure progress?

Numbers are a key component of Relief International’s monitoring and evaluation efforts. The amount of patients we treat, students we support, and jobs we help create are all transparent markers of what a project delivered and to how many people. But numbers, while useful, offer only a limited portrait of how our work positively changes the lives of millions of vulnerable people.

Our impact is also measured by the communities themselves. Relief International actively seeks out community feedback, both positive and negative, throughout a project’s life cycle to ensure that our work is of the highest quality and utility to all participants. This feedback helps to define the lasting effects of our projects. Participants’ voices improve us and our work, positioning us to better serve both our current and future community partners.

Global Impact in 2018

Together, we create lasting change in vulnerable communities

4.2M
vital services provided to people in 2018
8K
staff and volunteers working across 16 countries delivered these programs
98%
of our staff in these countries are local nationals working alongside neighbors, family, and friends to combat fragility
$124M
invested in all our programs last year
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Sector Impact in 2018
234K
people supported along new pathways to economic opportunity and independence
1.2M
people provided with access to quality healthcare services
130K
students equipped with new knowledge and skills in our education programs
215K
people with improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene services

Stories of Impact

Community voices: Relief International program participants share how our work is changing lives.

Ghana

A Market-Based Approach to Sustainable Development

Since 2007, Relief International has worked alongside Ghanaian communities and the CO2 emissions experts at ClimateCare to design, produce and sell a safer cooking solution: the Gyapa cookstove.

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Turkey

Providing Life-Changing Prosthetics for Syrian Refugees

One and a half million people in Syria are currently living with permanent impairments, including over 80,000 who have lost limbs.

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Jordan

“Wherever life takes me, I will use my education to get there.”

Relief International is the only provider of education inside Jordan’s Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps. Our signature project is a year-long prep course for the Tawjihi, the final exam students are required to take to graduate from high school.

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Somalia

Educating Girls to End Poverty in Somalia

Throughout Somalia, violence and extreme poverty have left deep scars, forcing many families to keep girls at home instead of in school. In response, Relief International has implemented the Educate Girls, End Poverty program, providing Somali girls with the opportunity to receive an education and break the cycle of chronic poverty.

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Ghana. RI

Ghana

A Market-Based Approach to Sustainable Development

Rahaf is a technician who makes prosthetic limbs at Relief International's clinic. Rachel Elkind/RI

Turkey

Providing Life-Changing Prosthetics for Syrian Refugees

Jordan. Elie Gardner/RI

Jordan

“Wherever life takes me, I will use my education to get there.”

Ifrah participates in Relief International's education program that empowers young women to break the cycle of poverty.

Somalia

Educating Girls to End Poverty in Somalia

Ghana. RI
Rahaf is a technician who makes prosthetic limbs at Relief International's clinic. Rachel Elkind/RI
Jordan. Elie Gardner/RI
Ifrah participates in Relief International's education program that empowers young women to break the cycle of poverty.
Ghana. RI

A Market-Based Approach to Sustainable Development

Rahaf is a technician who makes prosthetic limbs at Relief International's clinic. Rachel Elkind/RI

Providing Life-Changing Prosthetics for Syrian Refugees

Jordan. Elie Gardner/RI

“Wherever life takes me, I will use my education to get there.”

Ifrah participates in Relief International's education program that empowers young women to break the cycle of poverty.

Educating Girls to End Poverty in Somalia

Going Where the Need is Greatest

Impact in Action: Our Work in 2017

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Relief International
Annual Report 2017
Annual Report 2017

As of 2017, more than 68 million people have fled their homes due to conflict, violence or natural disaster. Relief International responded to these crises by continuing to expand our lifesaving work in Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, and other fragile settings.

Where we work

We operate in 16 countries

Donations

Help us grow our impact

With a gift to Relief International, you can help deliver safe drinking water. You can help provide healthcare to displaced families, far from home. You can help ensure girls and boys alike receive an education, which in turn creates paths towards employment. This all starts with you.

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