Islamic Relief Worldwide Bangladesh

Basic Informations

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation. Founded in 1984, with headquarters based in Birmingham, UK, we have a presence in around 45 countries.

We support the world’s most vulnerable people in the fight against poverty and suffering. We do this regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief, and without expecting anything in return.

As a registered charity, we are open and transparent. We continually assess our work and how we operate to improve our impact and effectiveness.

Islamic Relief has been working in Bangladesh since 1991, when we provided emergency relief and supported communities to rebuild in the wake of a devastating cyclone. Since then, we have expanded our programmes to focus on both humanitarian and development challenges.

Address

Islamic Relief Bangladesh
House 10, Road 10, Block K, Baridhara
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 02 222293458, 222299130
222299128, 222261329
Email: info@islamicrelief-bd.org

Vision

We envisage a caring world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others.

Mission

Islamic Relief Worldwide aims to help meet the needs of vulnerable people and empower them to become self-reliant so that they can live with dignity and confidence. We help individuals, groups and institutions to develop safe and caring communities and make it possible for those who wish to support others to reach people in need of their help.

Objectives

In responding to poverty and suffering our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfill our obligations to humanity. 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. 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. 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. Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which are deserving of the people we serve.

 

Major Activities

Our innovative integrated approach sees us work closely with the vulnerable communities that we serve. They identify the problems and are part of the solutions. As a result, our programmes often encompass many interlinked areas.
These include Economic Empowerment and Governance, Child Rights and Protection, Water and Sanitation, Education, Food Security, Health and Nutrition, Community Development, Humanitarian Crisis Response, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Diversity and inclusion.

Head Office

Bangladesh Country Office:

Islamic Relief Bangladesh
House 10, Road 10, Block K, Baridhara
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Tel: +88 02 222293458, 222299130
222299128, 222261329
Email: info@islamicrelief-bd.org

Headquater:

Islamic Relief Worldwide
19 Rea St South Digbeth
Birmingham, B5 6LB
United Kingdom

Project Office

Khonika (Opposite of WAPDA Rest House), Thana Road, Chondipur, Shyamnagar, Satkhira.

List of Excutive Body

  1. Golam Motasim Billah, Head of Programme
  2. Mohammad Saiful Islam, Finance Manager
  3. Md. Asifur Rahman, Deputy Manager, HRM & Organisational Development
  4. SAM Jaber, Operation Support Manager
  5. Mohammad Akmal Shareef, Country Director
  6. Sharmin Ruba, Manager-External Relations & Communications

Chief of NGO

Name: Mohammad Akmal Shareef

Designation: Country Director

Phone & Mobile No. +88 02 222293458 (+880-222299130)

Staff Strength

Staff category Male Female Total
Management and Supervision 1 0 1
Mid-level 3 0 3
Support Staff 1 0 1

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Project List ( Total Project : 1 )

Project Name : Empowering Marginalised Communities of Bangladesh towards Achieving Agenda 2030

Doner : Islamic Relief USA

Sector : Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihood Development

Area : Bhurulia, Shyamnagar (sadar) & Ishwaripur Union under Shymnagar Upazila

Time Line : 1September, 2021 to 28 February, 2024

Brief of activities :

The country has achieved remarkable progress in a number of development indicators such as steady GDP growth, poverty eradication, child mortality reduction, improvement of maternal health and employment over the last two decades. However, 40 million people still live below poverty line whereas 21 million is extreme poor. COVID 19 Pandemic has made the situation even worsen. 

A brief needs assessment was conducted in the target areas recently which shows that prevalence of weak economic and social rights in the form of social exclusion, inequality, poor governance, gender gap is widespread. The target areas are also the most climate vulnerable areas. While, the south-western coastal areas are experiencing frequent cyclones and storm surges, resulting in denial of basic human rights - rights to livelihoods, education, food security, clean water, health, sanitation, and housing. This leads to rural to urban migration of poor people and increases unplanned urbanization that develops slum areas with risk of fire, earthquake and water logging. In the backdrop of increased poverty, vulnerability, growing impact of climate change associated with COVID 19 pandemic among the marginalized communities, achievement of Agenda 2030 remains a huge challenge. Efforts from the national and international community is not adequate in meeting the needs of the impacted community. 

Objectives: 

  • Enhanced sustainable livelihood opportunities and empowerment of marginalized communities.
  • Institutions and communities in the targeted climate vulnerable coastal areas are better prepared to climate change impacts.
  • Increased engagement of the duty bearers and service providers for ensuring rights and entitlements.

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