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Welcome to Islamic Relief – a compassionate, faith-inspired humanitarian and development agency dedicated to transforming the lives of the world’s most vulnerable individuals and communities. Since our establishment in 1984, we have tirelessly operated in over 45 countries, reaching out to millions in need through our emergency response and sustainable development projects.
At Islamic Relief, our close ties to the communities we serve enable us to deeply understand their unique cultures and needs, fostering trust and allowing us to respond swiftly to emergencies that many other organizations may not access.
Our impact-driven humanitarian and development initiatives touch the lives of over 10 million individuals annually, aligning directly with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We tirelessly strive to fortify communities against recurring challenges like droughts and floods, while delivering life-saving aid during times of crisis. Essential services such as healthcare, water, sanitation, and hygiene are pivotal in our efforts. Moreover, our livelihood and education programs empower individuals, enabling them to break free from poverty and carve out brighter futures.
Central to our strategy is the enhancement of local partners’ capacities, aiding them to collaborate effectively with us in delivering impactful aid and development programs. Our global advocacy efforts advocate for positive change, emphasizing climate action, gender equality, and addressing forced displacement. We merge Islamic principles with practical insights, offering unique solutions to the most pressing global challenges.
Proudly, Islamic Relief stands among the select 5 UK-based charities certified against the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), demonstrating our commitment to quality and impact. We hold full membership in the INGO Accountability Charter, lauded for our transparency, good governance, and social responsibility.
As signatories to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we adhere rigorously to ethical standards, upholding principles of impartiality, neutrality, and independence. Committed to excellence, we strictly adhere to the People in Aid Code of Best Practice.
Our foundation rests upon the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Five core values guide us:
Sincerity (Ikhlas): Driven by sincerity to God and humanity.
Excellence (Ihsan): Commitment to excellence in our operations and service to vulnerable populations.
Compassion (Rahma): Treating every life as precious, alleviating suffering caused by disasters and injustice.
Social Justice (Adl): Empowering the poor and vulnerable, ensuring their rights and potential are fulfilled.
Custodianship (Amana): Valuing Earth and its resources, prioritizing transparency and accountability.
We stand as policy leaders in Islamic humanitarianism, addressing contemporary issues like climate change, gender equality, forced migration, peacebuilding, child protection, and inclusion. Our Islamic values and vast developmental experience uniquely shape our humanitarian and social justice approaches, contributing to a more compassionate world.