Islamic Relief Humanitarian Assistance 2017-2019

Activity identifier

Support to Islamic Relief Sweden for humanitarian assistance in cooperation with Islamic Relief Worldwide

Expected results

The intended outcome of the support to Islamic Relief Sweden in 2019 is to contribute to alleviation of humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Palestine (Gaza), Indonesia, Jordan, and South Sudan. Islamic Relief's two-year multi-sectoral programmes aims to strengthen resilience in targeted areas of Sudan and Pakistan. Islamic Relief will continue to receive support to further develop methods for inclusive, sensitive and protective approaches to accountable programming. Through Sida's Rapid Response Mechanism, Islamic Relief will continue to provide immediate and rapid humanitarian support to persons affected by sudden onset or deteriorating crises. 


During the first year of the three-year agreement period, Islamic Relief provided humanitarian assistance to a total of 935 216 people. Of these, 383 560 are women and 171 982 girls, which represents 59% of the total beneficiaries.  Six major humanitarian projects were implemented, four in the MENA region (Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Gaza) while one project was implemented in South Asia (Pakistan) and one project in East Africa (Ethiopia). Islamic Relief in addition implemented one thematic project focusing on capacity building for country offices. The thematic project served as an umbrella over the six projects, serving to strengthen IR field offices’ capacity to streamline inclusive and sensitive programming into the humanitarian assistance.Seven Rapid Response projects were implemented in areas affected by sudden onset crisis or severely deteriorated conditions with increased needs in protracted crisis in Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Iraq, Yemen, Niger and Mali.  Islamic Relief’s humanitarian response during the period of 2017/2018 have spanned over sectors such as education, livelihood, disaster risk reduction, food security, NFIs, WASH and health, but has also focused on protection and awareness. Furthermore, IR has focused on mainstreaming gender, environment, safeguarding and conflict sensitivity within the projects implemented in the reporting period. Through the support from the thematic project, capacities were strengthened for inclusive and sensitive programming at Country Offices and at Islamic Relief Worldwide. Adhering to the principle of ‘Do No Harm’, IR has sought to further its capabilities to ensure that the humanitarian interventions leave no one behind and that key thematic issues are integrated in the interventions. Islamic Relief has through its humanitarian intervention during this period reached many of the world’s most conflict affected and vulnerable populations, and has within this provided coordinated responses, contributing to protecting the life and dignity of people.Key achievements within the projects include, while not being limited to; - Provision of education to children in the highly conflict affected areas of Iraq, - Increased emergency access to water and food for crisis affected populations and support for livelihoods in Gaza. - Life-sustaining humanitarian assistance provided to emergency affected communities Niger, Mali, South Sudan and Kenya through water trucking, rehabilitation of water sources, distribution of food and non-food items. - Integrated emergency response and measures to build future resilience within DRR and nutrition in Ethiopia- Implementation of an integrated project with social mobilization, DRR, livelihood and WASH in Pakistan I- Provision of emergency medical supplies, food and support to health services in the war zones of Syria and Yemen. Islamic Relief has maintained and continuously developed its coordination with local and international actors through membership in cluster coordination structures, thus contributing to a coordinated, relevant and complementary humanitarian response. Islamic Relief Sweden has been vocal in further promoting participation of Islamic Relief Worldwide's country offices in relevant coordination structures and country-based humanitarian response plans, in order to assure that Islamic Relief’s humanitarian interventions are based on jointly identified and prioritized needs for an effective humanitarian response. This is evident in the RRM-response during the reporting period, in which projects have been developed and implemented in close coordination with relevant clusters and disaster response authorities. Islamic Relief Sweden has also promoted that Sida funds are reported through the humanitarian financial tracking system and to ensure visibility of Sida’s financial contributions within the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) funding progress reports. Most of the projects were implemented in areas affected by conflict, where access remain



Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
Aid type
C01 - Project-type interventions


Palestinian Territory, Occupied


Emergency response
Materiel relief assistance and services


Activity length
2017 – 2020

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 1 168 948
2018 USD 1 370 340
2019 USD 1 157 363
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 3 696 651
Total committed amount


DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-03-01USD 3 739 060
USD 1 168 948
USD 1 370 340
USD 1 157 363

This post shows the annual total amount of disbursements for this particular activity. For the current year, the figure reflects the total amount of disbursements up until the date of the latest data update. The date of the latest data update is available on Openaids startpage.




Intended ultimate beneficiaries

Objectives / Purpose of activity

Pre- and post-project impact appraisal

Review of project performance and evaluation

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)


Activity data from IATI