About Us

About Us

Close to the communities we serve, we work hard to understand their culture and needs and gain their trust. Our proximity means we can often respond swiftly to emergencies and work in areas that other organisations cannot access.

Our humanitarian and development projects typically help over 10 million people every year, contributing directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We help communities to better protect themselves against recurrent challenges such as drought and floods, and we deliver lifesaving emergency aid when disaster strikes. We provide vital services such as healthcare, water, sanitation and hygiene. Our livelihoods and education projects empower people to escape poverty and build brighter futures.

To maximise our impact and build community resilience, Islamic Relief develops the capacity of local partners to work alongside us in delivering effective aid and development programmes.

Our values and faith perspective

Islamic Relief is guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the prophetic example. In particular, our organisation is committed to five key values:

Sincerity (ikhlas)
We are driven and motivated by sincerity to God and our duty to humanity.
Excellence (ihsan)
A commitment to excellence is a hallmark of our operations, programmes and conduct towards the vulnerable people we serve.
Compassion (rahma)
Every life is precious, so we join other humanitarian actors in easing the suffering caused by disasters, poverty and injustice.
Social Justice (adl)
We empower poor and vulnerable people to have their rights fulfilled and to achieve their God-given potential.
Custodianship (amana)
We value and protect the Earth and its resources, including its people, and we aim to honour the trust people place in us to be transparent and accountable.