Muslim Aid is an international relief and development agency working for poverty alleviation of the world’s poorest and most needy communities irrespective of race, creed, caste, religion, ethnicity and nationality. It is a UK-based humanitarian organisation, was set up in 1985 to help save and support the needy people through its projects in over 70 of the world’s poorest countries around the globe. It has been working in Bangladesh since 1991 with the commitment of “serving humanity”. By responding quickly to emergencies, Muslim Aid provides relief to the victims of natural disasters, war and famine. Muslim Aid also deploys long-term development projects on education, skills training, provision of clean water and healthcare to tackle the root causes of poverty. Bangladesh Field Office of Muslim Aid is now working with 24 international and national organizations at 53 districts with over 1200 staffs. It has served around 3 million people since its beginning in the country.
Muslim Aid is a signatory of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Code of Conduct of NGO in Disaster Relief, a member of British NGOs for Overseas Development (BOND) and supports the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Livelihood, food security, emergency response and disaster risk reduction are the key priority areas of Muslim Aid with ensuring robust community participation.