Past Relief Projects
Fort McMurray Disaster Relief 2016
Fort McMurray, a community in northern Alberta, Canada, was hit by a wildfire fueled by strong winds and swept through the community destroying more than 2,400 homes and buildings forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in the history of Alberta. This natural disaster led to more than 100,000 residents of the city and surrounding to leave their homes and their lives after an evacuation order was issued.
NASIMCO launched an emergency appeal to provide relief to those affected by the raging fire and worked with Islamic Shia Ithna-Asheri Association of Edmonton who were involved in supporting the Fort McMurray community.
Yemen Appeal 2015
There is a major humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Recent events led to hundreds of people killed and many more injured. Thousands fled their homes and are struggling to find basic necessities, such as food, water and shelter.
Out of the population of over 20million in Yemen, nearly 1,000 are Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri’s. Many have lived there for years. They are at risk of losing everything, including their homes and businesses.
In 2015, World Health Organisation indicated that since March 19, 2015, more than 700 civilians have been killed and more than 2,900 injured.
The situation continues to worsen day by day. The UN high commissioner for human rights has already warned that Yemen is “on the verge of total collapse”.
There is an acute shortage of drinking water, food and habitable shelter. Families are facing difficulties in obtaining basic essential, such as food and they have to do with what little is available. With the number of casualties increasing daily, hospitals too are struggling to cope.
In 2015, NASIMCO launched an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the current conflict in Yemen. Through community support and donations, we were able to provide humanitarian aid to those who need it most – food, water and shelter being the most important.
SYRIAN HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
Defend your faith (in Allah) with the help of charity. Protect your wealth with the aid of Zakat. Let the prayers guard you from calamities and disasters. – Imam Ali (a.s.), Nahjul Balagha.
A brutal conflict has wreaked havoc on Syria and the surrounding region, leaving millions uprooted, traumatized and suffering in its wake. Entire swaths of the country have been destroyed, and according to UNHCR, an estimated 220,000 Syrians have been killed, and nearly 12 million others have been displaced within Syria and abroad. Today, there are over four million Syrians forced to flee their country into the neighboring countries, there is still no end in sight.
Countless families have been torn apart leaving many children to survive alone, separated from their parents and without care. Children of all ages have suffered severe physical injury and psychological trauma from living in the midst of war. Childhood dreams have been replaced with disturbing memories of the horror these children have experienced, such as the abuse and brutal killings of family and friends.
In 2016, NASIMCO ran an emergency appeal to provide humanitarian relief to the Syrian refugees.
In 2010, heavy monsoon rainfall in northwest Pakistan caused catastrophic floods in different rivers resulting in more than 1170 deaths and misplacing thousands of families. In the worst-affected areas, entire villages have been washed. Over 3 million people were affected and forecasters predicted more rain in the upcoming days. This is the worst flooding in more than 80 years in Pakistan.
The World Federation worked with the Hussaini Foundation to provide urgent immediate relief to the displaced victims. The Hussaini Foundation sent out many food parcels to the victims. . Click on the link above to read the full report.
NASIMCO was deeply distraught and concerned about the devastation and loss of lives and strongly appeals to all donors to donate generously. Through generous donations we were able to make a great impact on the lives of all those who have lost not only their homes and their livelihood but also their loved ones.