Islamic Relief Syria

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 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 crisis inside Syria and Turkey. Currently, the Syria operation team 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 Orphans Program.

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Islamic Relief is a faith-inspired humanitarian aid and development agency working to save and transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Established in the UK in 1984, we work in over 42 countries, assist people of all faiths according to need and do not discriminate in any way.

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 and 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. Through global advocacy we push for positive change particularly on climate change, gender justice and forced displacement, and we develop Islamic perspectives that combine spiritual and practical insights to provide distinctive, impactful approaches to some of the biggest challenges facing our world.

The high quality and impact of our work means we are the only Muslim charity to be awarded Core Humanitarian Standard certification. As full members of the INGO Accountability Charter our excellence in transparency, good governance and social responsibility is recognised.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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.