Islamic Relief Syria Mission is guided by the Islamic Relief Worldwide adopted vision, mission and values and its strategic objectives, which is inspired by the following verses:
‘And those in whose wealth there is a right acknowledged for the needy who ask and for those who are deprived’ (Quran 70:24-25)
Islamic Relief Worldwide
As an independent humanitarian and development organisation, Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 32 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty.
Since we received our first donation in 1984, we have helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by our values, we believe that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Our projects provide poor people with access to vital services. We protect communities from disasters and deliver life-saving emergency aid. We provide lasting routes out of poverty, and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and their communities.
Our global family includes national offices, affiliated partners and field offices. We also own a subsidiary company based in Birmingham, UK, which raises funds for our work by collecting and recycling clothing. TIC International also conducts food activities, largely related to canned meat for aid purposes.
Islamic Relief Syria Mission
Islamic Relief has established a mission that focuses on supporting the Syrian people affected by the ongoing crisis since April 2012. The mission was able to reach millions of people who are affected by the conflict inside Syria and Turkey. Currently, Syria operation team is about 77 staff (45 Staff inside Syria and 31 Staff in Turkey) who is working to provide support in various sectors such as health, food, seasonal programs ( Ramadan and Qurbani), education, and NFIs.
The mission has also managed to support the Syrian in besieged areas and provided emergency support to the families that have been displaced due to the escalation of violence.
The response is not only for the Syrian displaced people in Syria but also it includes providing essential assistance for Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries (Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon) through vital programs such as food, health, education, sustainable livelihood, NFIs, and psychosocial Programs.
Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values we envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others.
Exemplifying our Islamic values, we will mobilise resources, build partnerships and develop local capacity as we work to:
Enable communities to mitigate the effect of disasters, prepare for their occurrence and respond by providing relief, protection and recovery.
Promote integrated development and environmental custodianship with a focus on sustainable livelihoods.
Support the marginalised and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty.
We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and the prophetic example (Sunnah), most specifically:
Sincerity (Ikhlas) –In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity.
Excellences (Ihsan) – Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and the conduct through which we help the deserving people we serve.
Compassion (Rahma) – We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
Social Justice (Adl) –Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and develop their capabilities and resources.
Custodianship (Amana) – We uphold our duty of custodianship over Earth and its resources, and the trust people place in us as a humanitarian and development practitioner to be transparent and accountable.