“From a person who didn’t have anything to a person that has something, there is a big difference,” says Omar, a Syrian refugee in Turkey who found a new job after taking part in an RI project.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone living in Pakistan, but no community more so than Afghan refugees.
To support these communities, Relief International has provided over 7000 Afghan households with food packets consisting of flour, rice, pulses, spices, cooking oil, sugar, salt & curry packets.
The Gyapa™ Cookstoves project, a collaboration between Relief International and Climate Care has issued an additional 1 million tonnes of independently verified Gold Standard carbon credits. This brings the total emission reductions achieved by the project to more than 5 million over 12 years.
“I work to bring life to the language. I put a pulse into the words,” states Muteeb, an English teacher at one of RI’s Educational Center in Azraq camp in Jordan.
With new arrivals of Rohingya refugees in 2022, Bangladesh is expected to host more than 1 million Rohingya refugees by the end of 2022. For this reason, RI’s focus remains on building a favorable environment in the settlements, advancing protection and gender mainstreaming, strengthening access to basic primary care health services, and improving the refugees’ quality of life through the empowerment of the community, and the strengthening of community-based structures already in place.
Winter in Syria can be extremely tough for displaced families living in short term dwellings. Freezing cold winds, heavy rain, and sporadic snowfall often combine together to damage and destroy these makeshift homes, leaving families without homes and at increased risk of illness and safety issues.
Recovering from a life threatening illness requires huge amounts of resilience and hard work. Dalal, a 60 year old Syrian refugee living in Turkey, has both.
Dalal attended physical therapy sessions at a center operated by RI after having a stroke. The sessions dramatically improved her quality of life, helping her slowly regain her mobility and independence.