Based in Birmingham, UK, Islamic Relief Worldwide is the international office of the Islamic Relief federation. We oversee global standards, co-ordinate and monitor project implementation, identify new areas for fund development, oversee the response to emergencies and disasters by members of the Islamic Relief federation and support them as needed with marketing and media materials. We also coordinate engagement and ongoing relations with multi-lateral institutions, represent the federation in international forums and develop and coordinate the global strategy.

Registered as independent legal entities, Islamic Relief Worldwide’s members raise funds for international humanitarian projects, implement local programmes and deliver advocacy and other activities in their own contexts. In these accounts we have included funds transferred to us from the following, legally recognised under Company Law, members of our IGA:

  • Islamic Relief Australia
  • Islamic Relief Canada
  • Islamic Relief Germany
  • Islamic Relief Italy
  • Islamic Relief Malaysia
  • Islamic Relief South Africa
  • Islamic Relief Sweden
  • Islamic Relief Switzerland
  • Islamic Relief USA

Non-voting members also attend our IGA, and, while they do not yet meet the criteria for full membership, fully share in the Islamic Relief strategy and activities. The following are non-voting members:

  • Islamic Relief Ireland
  • Islamic Relief Kenya
  • Islamic Relief Norway
  • Islamic Relief Pakistan
  • Islamic Relief Spain

Some independent organisations are affiliated to Islamic Relief Worldwide through our Licence Agreement. These affiliates, some of which are independent legal entities, deliver projects on behalf of the Islamic Relief family and include:

  • Islamic Relief Indonesia
  • Islamic Relief Russian Federation
  • Islamic Relief Türkiye

Countries in which we have what we call ‘country offices’, delivering humanitarian and development aid, and sometimes engaging in advocacy and external relations locally:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Bangladesh
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ethiopia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kosova
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • The Philippines
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia*
  • Yemen

Countries in which we work through and with other partners to deliver projects include:

  • China*
  • India
  • North Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Syria*

*In early 2022 Islamic Relief stopped operating in China and in 2023 we ended our operations in Tunisia. Programmes in Syria are delivered directly through Islamic Relief Türkiye.