Thursday, 10 December 2009

Islamic Relief- 25 Year Anniversary

"Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" Qur'an 5:32

Islamic Relief- 25 Year Anniversary

Islamic Relief has come a long way since it received its first donation of 20p back in 1984. Only a year later we had raised ₤100 000 and today Islamic Relief raises £90 million a year. In addition to this, our child sponsorship programme has grown considerably over the years. In 1989 Islamic Relief was sponsoring 60 orphans in Kenya. Today this number has risen to 27 000 children worldwide. With 360 development projects running in 35 countries the number of our beneficiaries has surpassed 2 million. Over time Islamic Reliefs resources have grown to provide aid to millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the globe.

Donate online:
Donation line: 0800 520 0000

"Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" Qur'an 5:32

Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity, which aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna.

As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities - regardless of race, religion or gender.

Our vision:

A caring world where the basic requirements of people in need are fulfilled.

Our mission:

- Inspired by Islamic values, Islamic Relief work to:

- Assist individuals, groups and institutions to develop safe and caring communities.

- Help the poor to enjoy self-reliance, with dignity.

- Make it possible for those who wish to support others to reach people in need of their help.

We do this by:

- Providing assistance regardless of race, colour, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.

- Working to mitigate the affect of disasters, preparing for their occurrence and responding by providing relief and rehabilitation.

- Promoting sustainable development through programmes in education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, and income generation.

- Advocating on behalf of the poor.

- Committing ourselves to harnessing our outputs and outcomes to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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