Islamic Relief, Bangladesh is an international Non- Government Organization. IRW started its operation in Bangladesh in April 1991 with assisting the cyclone-affected people in Chittagong and has been continuing to assist in national advancement. It received registration from the NGO Affairs Bureau in the same year and the registration no. is 553.
Islamic relief Bangladesh has a country office management team that is responsible for coordination, policy formulation and policy implementation in the organization. At present 297 staff work at Islamic relief across 30 districts. Out of them 65 are women and 232 are men. All development and emergency-response programs of IRW-B are covered through the following program units:
- Humanitarian Assistance and Early Recovery (HAER)
- Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
- Sustainable Livelihoods
- Orphan and Child Welfare
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 mobilize 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 marginalized and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty.
We allocate these resources regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.
Following Prophetic Guidance: We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings provided by the revelations contained within the Qu’ran and prophetic example, most specifically:
- Sincerity (Ikhlas): In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfill our obligations to humanity.
- Social Justice (Ihsan): Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfill the rights of the poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.
- 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.
- Custodianship (Amana): We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.