Two years after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Kermanshah, an agricultural region in western Iran, nearly 5,000 people are still unable to return to their homes. The biggest challenge has come, not during the immediate response, but in the lengthy reconstruction efforts that have followed since.
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A crippling drought has left 5.1 million people without reliable access to food. Our Somalia teams have the necessary relationships, experience, and expertise to help in this crisis, but are dependent on an increase in resources and donations to meet the population’s urgent needs.
Relief International’s Village Savings and Loan program comprises sixty groups of approximately 20 members. Members of the group have been able to purchase items such as a cow and a sewing machine, leading to income generating activities.
The damage to mental health for many Syrian children and adults is both chronic and severe. Relief International works across Turkey to improve the mental health of traumatized Syrian refugees.
Since 2006, Relief International has provided more than $60 million in credit products tailored specifically to low-income households and small businesses in Iraq that are unable to access financing through traditional banks.
In late April of 2018, Somalia’s two major rivers overflowed after weeks of heavy rains. Our response demonstrates how we provide emergency aid when a crisis is at its height.
In mid-March 2019, floods hit vast parts of Iran, leaving more than 10 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Relief International was the first international nonprofit on the ground to respond to flooding. As life attempts to return to normal in flood-affected areas, the next phase of our response will prioritize rebuilding schools, healthcare facilities, and water/sanitation infrastructure to ensure families receive the critical support they need as they return home.
One and a half million people in Syria are currently living with permanent impairments, including over 80,000 who have lost limbs.