IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
  • Who are we
  • What we do
  • What can you do
  • Login
IHH continues search and rescue efforts in Tanzania
Teams from the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation joined the ongoing search and rescue efforts in Tanzania where almost 300 people lost their lives after a ship sank early Saturday near the island of
Africa, Tanzania 12.09.2011

Kassim was reportedly on board the ship in order to take food relief to the families in need in the region. 

The ferry, the MV Spice Islander, capsized during a trip around the three islands that make up Tanzania's Zanzibar archipelago.

The ship was carrying about 1,300 passengers beyond its recommended capacity, in addition to cargo that included cars and building materials. 500 passengers have reportedly survived while 500 of them have gone missing and nearly 300 others have lost their lives. 

Officials from the semi-autonomous Zanzibar island noted that the ship sank because it was filled beyond capacity. Search and rescue teams and divers were sent from the neighboring countries to join the rescue efforts. Teams from the IHH and Muzdalifah, IHH's partner in the region, also rushed to the area to join the rescue efforts. Offering their thanks to the IHH teams, Tanzanian officials said they are grateful to the IHH and Muzdalifah for their efforts in the region. 

Members from the IHH aid teams in the region noted that people who lost their relatives and belongings in the accident are in a very difficult situation, adding that relief efforts were still in progress in the area.

Related news
See all
The last terminal of "An Armful of Goodness"
The last terminal of "An Armful of Goodness"
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues to commemorate the 11th annual Orphan Solidarity Days (OSD) project with the theme "An Armful of Goodness". Many studies have been carried out for orphans and their families in Kenya, one of the countries where the initiative is executed.
54,000 loaves of bread for camps in Syria per day
54,000 loaves of bread for camps in Syria per day
Through a partnership between the IHH and the İnsan Charity Foundation, and with financial support from The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 54,000 loaves of bread are supplied daily to civilians living in camps in the countryside of Idlib province in northern Syria
4 permanent works in Sierra Leone
4 permanent works in Sierra Leone
In West Africa’s Sierra Leone, IHH inaugurated four distinct buildings including orphanages, universities and mosques. The newly inaugurated permanent works are vital to the country's future.
Mosque-Masjid, Orphan