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About Islamic Relief Islamic Relief (IR) is an international relief and development charity which envisage a caring world where people unite to respond to the suffering of others, empowering them to fulfill their potential. We are an independent Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr. Hany El Banna OBE. Working in more than 30 countries worldwide, we promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and disease. We also respond to disasters and emergencies, helping people in crisis. Islamic Relief (IR) has been working in Afghanistan since 1992 and set up an office in 2001 to respond to the conflict.   Click here for more















Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values we envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others.


Exemplifying our Islamic values, we will mobilize resources, build partnerships, and develop local capacity, as we work to: Enable communities to mitigate the effect of disasters, prepare for their occurrence and respond by providing relief, protection and recovery. Promote integrated development and environmental custodianship with a focus on sustainable livelihoods Support the marginalized and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty. We allocate these resources regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.


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