Leading UK-based Muslim charity calls for collaborations with UAE NGOs at Dubai International Humanitarian, Aid and Development Exhibition.
Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), one of the largest Muslim charities in the United Kingdom, announced today at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition that it is seeking partnerships with UAE-based non-profit organisations to deliver life-changing projects to those in need across the world.
Established in 2003, Al-Khair Foundation primarily works in the fields of Emergency Response, Water and Sanitation, Health, Education and Vulnerable People. It has successfully delivered over 200 projects in 26 countries around the world and has received commendation for its Emergency Relief works in the aftermath of the Haiti, Japan and Nepal Earthquakes.
“As we scale up our efforts to alleviate suffering and enhance lives in the Middle East, we are looking for mutually beneficial partnerships with credible non-profit organisations based in the region,” said Founder and Chairman Imam Qasim Rashid Ahmad at the annual DIHAD conference at the Dubai World Trade Center. “Al-Khair Foundation has a strong track record in delivering long-term sustainable projects. We are keen to continue this momentum and are looking to contribute US$10-15 million towards impactful and relevant projects in the Middle East. We are looking for partners who can contribute an equal amount to support those in need.”
The organisation is currently in the process of establishing a base in Dubai’s International Humanitarian City from which it will assess opportunities in the Middle East. Local projects currently include sponsoring a school in Gaza in partnership with the UN Agency UNRWA, an orphan sponsorship programme in Gaza and a food distribution programme in the besieged areas of Syria, including Madaya.
Current and past partners include UN bodies UNRWA and UNHCR, Qatar Red Crescent, Kenya Red Cross, Action Aid UK and Afghan Aid.