As it currently stands, a significant proportion of those living on less than $1.25 a day are located in fragile states. People living in countries affected by violence are twice as likely to be undernourished and it is three times as likely that their children will not be attending school.
Islamic Relief currently works in over 16 fragile or conflict locations around the world, and understanding conflict is key to our work to empower communities and the protection of life and dignity where people are suffering. Islamic Relief has been engaged in conflict transformation programming for over 10 years and has made a sustainable impact through its work, including in Yemen, Pakistan, and Sudan. Islamic Relief has particularly focused on combining current tools and best practice with traditional Islamic principles and teachings.
Islamic Relief will work towards and is interested in research addressing issues of conflict transformation by looking at the following areas:
- the role faith principles play in the resolution of conflict
- deepening understanding of how the use of faith traditions, principles and teachings can be used to address conflict through improved community understanding and practice