Welcome to Islamic Relief Iraq
Islamic Relief (IR) is an international relief and development charity which envisages 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 Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984.
Working in over 30 countries, 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 provides support regardless of religion, ethnicity or gender and without expecting anything in return.
Islamic Relief’s (IR) work in Iraq more than ten years. IR was on the ground throughout the military incursions and is one of the few aid agencies that continued working during and after the 2003 war.
The IR staff continued working on different projects. These include water and sanitation, health, education, orphans support and camps management of refugee.
Who we are
Islamic Relief Iraq, is the member of the Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW). IRI has been fighting poverty and exclusion in Iraq since 2003, a conflict-stricken country for the last 14 years. Islamic actions are rooted in and inspired by Islamic social teachings: solidarity, compassion, subsidiarity, social justice, trust, good governance and transparency for the common good. This is reflected in our vision: investing in building ownership and strengthening of local communities. We work in the most challenging and poverty-stricken regions of Iraq. Through our membership of IRW (Islamic Relief Worldwide), we can count on the support of Islamic Relief Family. Our team from local communities works to find solutions to complex problems by emphasizing, local ownership, Women’s empowerment, and fighting violence. IRI is deeply rooted in the Iraqi society with more than 92 staff members and 30 volunteers. We also attract funding from major international donor organizations, including the UN.
Growing suffering of vulnerable groups
While conflict inflicts suffering on everyone, women and children are particularly affected. In the ongoing unrest affecting the Middle East, we are facing the growing suffering of vulnerable groups as women and Children.