- Nearly 160 million Chinese live on less than $1.25 a day (World Bank)
- Efforts to assist the poor are impeded by inaccessibility, as most of them live in remote and rural locations
- 30.46 million are classified as poor by the Chinese government (Forbes)
Islamic Relief launched its aid efforts in China at the turn of the century, in response to the 2002 Shaanxi floods. Following the initial emergency phase, Islamic Relief partnered with local population to build new homes in four villages.
Islamic Relief China then opened to sustain ongoing efforts. In recent years, IRUSA donors have supported inspiring microfinance initiatives and seasonal food aid in the country.