Muslim Aid was established in the UK in 1985 by community leaders from 17 Islamic organizations in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. It was led by a Board of Trustees, Chaired by Yusuf Islam. Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. Cat Stevens, was the Chairman of Muslim Aid until 1996. Currently, Muslim Aid is focusing on sustainable programmes in charity and development sectors in over 70 countries based in the field offices in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iraq, Bosnia, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Jordan, Sweden and USA.
Muslim Aid-UK Bangladesh Field Office (MABFO) is registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) of the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Bangladesh under the Foreign Registration Ordinance NO. 46, 1978. NGOAB Registration Number: FD 522; registered on 10/11/1991
Partnership and Affiliation
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Drug Administration of Ministry of Health, Ministry of Disaster Management, Ministry of Social Welfare, Bangladesh Technical Education Board, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense, Local Govt. and Engineering Department (LGED), Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) of Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB), Bangladesh National Commission on UNESCO, BD institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, National Heart Foundation, BBC Media action, Center for Agri-research and sustainable Environment & Entrepreneurship Development (CASEED), Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), National Institute of Neuro-Sciences & Hospital, Drug Administration, etc.
UNDP, WFP, WHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO, UNOCHA, ILO, UN Clusters.
ECHO, AmeriCares, UMCOR, CIDA, AusAid, UkAID, USAID, ROTA (Qatar Foundation), Educational, Charitable and Humanitarian Organization (ECHO)-USA, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and World Bank (STEP).
ACDI/VOCA, Save the Children, Practical Action, World Fish, World Vision, Swiss Contact, Action in Agriculture, Plan Bangladesh. Member of START Network (an international humanitarian network of 24 leading NGOs), DeSHARI Consortium (a consortium of 5 INGOs working in Bangladesh including Muslim Aid, Save the Children, Christian Aid, Dan Church Aid, and ACF), National Action for Climate Resilient & Sustainable Bangladesh-(ACRSB) Consortium (a 7-member consortium of national NGO, Private organizations and INGOs including Muslim Aid, VSO, Practial Action), etc.
Globally Muslim Aid is a signatory of the IFRC Code of Conduct of NGO in Disaster Relief, a members of British Overseas NGOs for Developments (BOND), the UK’s broadest network of voluntary organizations working in international development. In Bangladesh Muslim Aid is a member of Market Development Forum (MDF), Credit and Development Forum (CDF), Global Advocacy Network, Girl Child Advocacy Forum, Gender Working Group, INGO Forum, etc.
Europe Aid (Bangladesh): BD-2009-FAH-0302012681
Europe Aid (United Kingdom): GB-2008-FHR-2502905959
Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: 641322227