At NRS International, we respond to global challenges by offering high quality and cost-effective relief products to international agencies, bilateral donors, governments and non- governmental organisations. We believe that by having an in-depth understanding of the humanitarian and development situation, we are better equipped to serve those who need it the most.
We recently created a series of relevant infographics to visualise the humanitarian crisis we are currently facing. Below you find infographics that will give you insights in many facets of the refugee crisis and the problems that arise due to it, including hunger, education and the malaria risks among refugees.
#LoveCoats project: Made by refugees, for refugees
We’ve been shortlisted for the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) Awards 2017 – Social Responsibility and Environmental PR Category for our #LoveCoats project. This initiative was launched on World Refugee Day to empower refugee girls in Za’atari camp through fashion and design. Check out the key results and the media coverage we generated from this CSR-driven campaign.
Fighting cholera in Yemen: Our Aquatainers at the heart of fighting cholera
As the conflict in Yemen continues, a cholera outbreak in the country is spreading at an unprecedented rate. According to the World Health Organization, there have so far been 368,207 suspected cholera cases and 1,828 deaths. Our life-saving Aquatainer 10 L and 20 L jerry cans enable the vulnerable populations to store water safely. Check out this infographic illustrating the dangers of cholera and how our Aquatainers are at the heart of fighting this disease:
Survey: 1 in 4 people living in the UAE have family or friends affected by a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis
On 20 June, World Refugee Day, we published the results of a survey which gauged the level of humanitarianism amongst UAE residents. NRS International, which sold 42 million relief essentials to UN and aid agencies to alleviate the suffering of 75 million people globally in 2014-2015, released the following data:
- 73% of residents made a contribution to an international humanitarian cause in the past year;
- 43% donate in excess of USD 100 each year;
- 86% believe that it is important to contribute to such causes in the aftermath of natural disaster and war;
- 80% are likely to continue their support of international humanitarian causes in the coming year;
- The majority (76%) underestimates the global challenges and does not know that 60 million people are displaced.
Global Forced Displacement
A total of nearly 60 million people were displaced in 2014; an increase of 8.3 million in only one year. Displaced figures had already reached record-high levels in 2013, exceeding 50 million for the first time since World War II.
The worst humanitarian crisis today: Syria
The crisis in Syria affects more than 12 million people – of which half are children. That number is more than those affected by Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, and the Indian Ocean tsunami combined.
World Food Programme is currently facing six emergencies at the same time, getting food to save victims of war, civil conflict and natural disaster. They aim to assist 80 million people in 75 countries.
Malaria and refugees
Leishmaniasis in the Middle East
The Syrian refugee crisis has prompted a widespread outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis across swathes of the Middle East. This tropical disease, which causes life-changing disfigurement, is now threatening hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps or trapped in conflict zones. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of long-lasting insecticidal nets, our subsidiary TANA Netting is using its expertise as part of the ongoing response to this outbreak.
Female Empowerment Programme
Sustainability Chronicles: Becoming a responsible company
At NRS International, we create products that respond to the needs of vulnerable populations whilst simultaneously building sustainable employment opportunities in Pakistan. In 2009, we established the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation to improve public healthcare, and have expanded to include education and humanitarian relief.