It is estimated that over 100 million people are homeless worldwide; many others have inadequate housing or shelter. Many are displaced by natural disasters and still others by manmade disasters and conflicts. Islamic Help has, since its establishment, been committed to addressing housing shortages.
Following the Java earthquake 2006 and an emergency relief effort Islamic Help undertook to rebuild orphanage housing over 300 girls and also rebuilt a number of houses in the affected area of Indonesia.
The South Asian Earthquake of 2005 left a trail of destruction killing over 73,000 people and leaving 150,000 injured and over 2.5 million people without shelter. Kashmir and the north West Frontier Province were hardest hit and as part of the relief effort Islamic Help established a tent village providing shelter to over 900 families. We then worked with UNO to provide corrugated iron sheets for the construction of over 800 homes in Union Council Bhairi and a further 1400 in Azad Kashmir and Sarhad Province.
Islamic Help was also involved in the reconstruction of Balakot, a city in the NWFP that was effectively levelled by the earthquake. We have contributed to the Pakistan Government’s initiative to rebuild Balakot and have built earthquake resistant two bedroom homes in the city.
The devastating floods of July 2010 affected a staggering 20 million people and left many of those without food, water and shelter. Islamic Help was involved in the relief process in the immediate aftermath of the floods and is still working in the region on various projects.
Islamic Help has begun construction work on a model village in Ehsaanpur in Muzaffargarh, Punjab; the village will provide quality housing for over 390 families, an orphanage housing 250 orphans, a school, a medical centre and a mosque.
Islamic Help has also begun work on two model villages in Sujawal and Thatta in Sindh, each will house 250 families.
After months of flooding and one of the worst monsoon seasons it had see the south western coast of Bangladesh was hit by Cyclone Sidr on 15 November 2007. The cyclone left 2300 people dead and affected 3.2 million people and 1.3 million homes. Islamic Help was involved in the relief efforts and in the long term reconstruction programmes in the region. In 2008 began work on a Model Village programme in the region. The model village will comprise of 200 2 bedroom homes, a school, a mosque and a medical centre.
Land for a home £100
Construction of a home £350
Complete home (incl land) £450
School - £10,000
Books for students £1000
Medical Centre (fully equipped) £5000
Ambulance (fully equipped) - £5000