Islamic Relief began working in China in 2002, responding to the floods in the Shaanxi province. Working with local communities, we built new homes in four villages in Ningshang County, helping hundreds of families back onto their feet.
Today, we work with local organisations in the drought-affected western and central provinces of Gansu, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Chongquing, as well as the autonomous region.
Projects have included rainwater harvesting, irrigation development and education for girls. We have also worked with Chinese organisations to develop their nationwide disaster preparedness and relief programmes.
Most recently, we have been tackling rural poverty by promoting pastoral enterprise, improving the skills of farmers, and providing access to Islamic finance – giving people the means to lift themselves out of poverty, permanently.
We focus on renewable energy, agriculture and livelihoods, and distribute Ramadan food parcels and Qurbani packs to needy families in China. In addition, we deliver projects to develop physical infrastructure as well as water and sanitation facilities.