“Whoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter”.
(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim)
Preventing illness can be as simple as soap and clean water or a mosquito net to protect children from malaria.
Once people become ill, they need healthcare – and this is often severely lacking in poor countries. That’s why Islamic Relief builds hospitals and clinics as well as supplying existing centres with life-saving medication, equipment and ambulances.
When crisis hits a country, Islamic Relief provides humanitarian aid that often includes emergency health care and distribution of clean water to prevent illness.
We also run maternal health programmes, vaccinating children and providing check-ups for both mother and baby, to ensure they are safe and healthy at this critical time. Critically, we look at more than just physical health: when people have suffered losses and witnessed scenes of violence and bloodshed due to conflict, we provide psychosocial care in the form of therapy and counselling, particularly with children.