||ISLAMIC RELIEF BACKGROUND
Islamic Relief is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) for emergency relief and sustainable development dedicated into helping the world’s poorest population.
Established in 1984 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Islamic Relief is the first Muslim humanitarian organization to be formed in Europe. The Founder, Dr. Hany al-Banna decided to establish Islamic Relief after he witnessed the effect of devastating famine in sub-Saharan Africa. Islamic Relief headquarter remained in Birmigham to date.
In 1988, its capacity grew to become a functional team. In 1993, Islamic Relief obtained a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).In 1992-1993, more offices were established in Europe: Albania, Belgium, Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, as well as in the United States.
Until now Islamic Relief is actively involved in emergency relief and humanitarian development worldwide including Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chad, Chechya, China, Mesir, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosova, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Africa, Sudan and Yemen.
|ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA
Islamic Relief Malaysia was officially formed in Malaysia in 2005. Understanding the mission, Islamic Relief Malaysia main objectives are to support fundraising and continue Islamic Relief humanitarian aid in the region. Islamic Relief Malaysia is also responsible to increase awareness and providing accurate and updated Islamic Relief information to people in Malaysia.
Other than fundraising, Islamic Relief Malaysia also implement community, economies and social development programs in Malaysia where the target group beneficiaries are the poor, orphans, single mothers, senior citizens and physically challenged.