Measuring poverty in South Africa:

  • 30.4 million living in poverty (Oxfam Inequality report, 2015)
  • 25.2% of the country live in extreme poverty (National Data Agency, Statistics South Africa, 2015)

Islamic Relief opened an office in South Africa in 2003, and has overseen education and health programs geared towards alleviating poverty in the region, providing education support to children, and helping children affected by HIV and AIDS.