“Since we received our first donation in 1984, we have helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by our values, we believe that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Our projects provide poor people with access to vital services. We protect communities from disasters and deliver life-saving emergency aid. We provide lasting routes out of poverty, and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and their communities.
• Islamic Relief Lebanon has been active in Lebanon since 2006 as a response for the Israeli attack on Lebanon to support the Lebanese people who were affected by war. At the end of 2011, Islamic Relief responded to the Syrian crisis after the flow of Syrian refugees to Lebanon. Since 2011 up to 2015, IRL has been supporting people affected by the conflict in Syria including Syrian refugees, Lebanese returnees and Palestinian refugees.
Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values, we envisage a 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.
Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to disasters, and we provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur.
We help poor people to access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable livelihoods schemes, and our integrated approach to development is transforming communities worldwide.
We tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world’s most vulnerable people have a strong voice and real influence in both our programmes and advocacy. We are also a policy leader on Islamic humanitarianism, and our research programmes / http://www.islamic-relief.org/publications/ / develop distinctive, practical approaches to the key issues that are affecting our world today.”
Headquarters address: Islamic Relief Worldwide 19 Rea St South Digbeth Birmingham B5 6LB United Kingdom
HQ Email: [email protected]
HQ Tel: +44 (0)121 605 5555