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.
Latefa Abod Mohammed Story
Latefa Abod Mohammed
71 years old
Our lives changed dramatically after we had to leave our home back in 2014, in that year I lost 2 of my daughters and one of my sons became disabled when our house in Salah-Aldin was bombed. We lost everything, before we had our own house and we lived a nice life but now we can only afford basic food and we live in a small old rental house our main source of income is the social security salary that I receive on monthly basis, before I used to be a tailor but my sewing machine broke and I couldn’t afford to fix it, also my husband has blood cancer (leukemia) and he can’t work. We haven’t eaten meat in a year and a half, I can’t express how grateful I am for Islamic Relief, This is the first time in a long time that I saw my family this happy my children and husband were so pleased to see the fresh meat this Eid may God bless you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness.