When conflict erupted in Gaza again in 2014, we were on the ground to help vulnerable people. When Pakistan suffered the worst floods in living memory, Islamic Relief provided emergency support before pivoting to long-term programmes to assist in rebuilding devastated regions.
Today Islamic Relief Worldwide is among the world’s largest relief and development charities. With global headquarters in Birmingham, UK, it is the international office of the Islamic Relief federation, which operates in more than 40 countries. In 2022 alone, we ploughed over £193 million into emergency aid, long-term development, and campaigning for change that directly helped over 17.3 million people.
At the start of our 40 years of saving and changing lives, we have launched new interactive resources to make it easier for our supporters to trace the history of Islamic Relief.
Trusted to deliver
The new interactive elements of our website explore the detailed history of Islamic Relief.
The first resource of its kind, we have developed an interactive timeline packed with facts, quotes and images covering the width and breadth of Islamic Relief’s 40 years of existence.
Covering major milestones from the opening of our first offices in Birmingham, to our lifesaving and life-changing work, the timeline is a result of months of exhaustive research. Our staff have trawled through the archives and consulted with past and present staff and volunteers to unearth images and stories that have never been published before.
The clickable world map covers every country in which Islamic Relief operates. Clicking on a country details how our operations began in that country and shares stories about Islamic Relief’s impact over the years.
Throughout 2024 we will also be sharing memories from our past. Every day throughout the year, we will be highlighting an event, a story or a moment from Islamic Relief’s history – celebrating accomplishments of our programmes and our staff or perhaps highlighting a significant worldwide event that impacted our organisation in some way.
All of these elements combined allow us to tell the story of the 40 years of serving humanity, with the support of our incredible staff, donors, volunteers, and partners around the world.
Celebrating a milestone
From humble beginnings, Islamic Relief has come a long way – unfortunately, we are needed now more than ever.