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.

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.

January 20, 2022
“I got this opportunity to buy a machine and now I’ll stand on my own feet without depending on others,” says Santoshi.
January 19, 2022
In the midst of large and small disasters and a global pandemic, some good things did happen last year.
January 19, 2022
Within an hour, all of the houses in Maryam’s neighborhood were ruined, including her own.
January 13, 2022
The dry ration kits consist of food items that are energy dense, high protein, and that are also culturally acceptable. For Prafulla, Satyabhama and their families, the help couldn’t have come at a better time.
December 20, 2021
“I’m happy that I can walk on crutches now,” Stephanie says. “I don’t like being carried around, and now I can be independent again.”