Islamic Relief Kenya is a humanitarian and developmental organization with a mission to alleviate poverty and suffering as well as to provide emergency relief.
The 2006 Horn of Africa drought inspired the birth of IRK in Mandera County, in Northern Eastern Kenya. Since then IRK has been providing humanitarian and developmental assistance in the Northern Region; having extended its programme to Wajir and Garissa Counties in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Currently our major initiatives include Health and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Livelihood, Child Welfare, Emergency Response, Environmental Conservation and Seasonal Activities.
The North Eastern region in Kenya is an arid area known for devastating famine; drought and high levels of starvation, which result in rampant malnutrition. Additionally the region is characterized with flash flooding followed by outbreak of diseases like diarrhoea and cholera that have over the years claimed many lives. The region is also the least developed in the land; with poor infrastructure and undeveloped/lack of social amenities like schools and hospitals. It is for these factors that Islamic Relief has engaged its programmes to the Northern Region of Kenya.
IRK is thus dedicated and committed to reconstruction of community livelihoods through direct contacts with the communities and positively contribute towards improving the living standards and conditions of those adversely affected by disasters and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
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Islamic Relief is dedicated to alleviating the poverty and suffering of the world’s poorest people.