Stories

The Humanitarian Coalition members are taking care of basic survival needs and helping people rebuild their lives when their homes, schools and livelihoods have been devastated by a disaster. Learn more about these crises and meet people who have benefited from your support.

August 8, 2022
“I felt like there was a voice in my head telling me to run and ask the children to follow me (…).” Wesnotte Simeus, a 32-year-old mother of five, painfully recalls the day she had to leave her house during the earthquake.
August 8, 2022
Monique Guerrier, a 46-year-old Haitian mother of four clearly remembers the day she had to leave home.
August 8, 2022
Ema lost her appetite. She felt fearful and overwhelmed. She and her children suffered from anxiety for months after the earthquake in Haiti in August 2021.
July 29, 2022
Clervil Emilienne was working as a housemaid for a family in the town of Camp Perrin when the earthquake changed her life forever.
July 11, 2022
“Many children died on the way,” says *Hanan – an Ethiopian university student – of their nightmarish flight from violence.
April 24, 2022
Disease was not the only killer during the second wave of COVID-19 in India last spring. Lockdowns forced people, many already living on the edge, out of work and into poverty and hunger.
April 13, 2022
The explosion in the port of Beirut just made things worse for Malak’s family. To cope with their increased financial stress, they had to reduce their meat intake from once a week to only every few months.
April 12, 2022
Islamic Relief identified families who were struggling because of the impacts of COVID-19 (in India) and provided them with food supplies and hygiene kits.
April 8, 2022
Arun did not catch COVID-19 during the devastating second wave in India, but the pandemic hit him hard in other ways.
March 24, 2022
"Imagine if we were in Ukraine right now! We need to do whatever we can."
March 16, 2022
Larysa and her family spent four days and nights in the basement of their home in Kharkiv, northeast Ukraine, to hide from the bombing. They escaped ...
February 14, 2022

During the earthquake, a part of Joel’s house collapsed. When another tremor struck, he took a bad fall and injured his leg.