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Human Relief Foundation

Who We Are

Human Relief Foundation (HRF) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation registered with the UK Charity Commission (Charity no. 1126281 & SC038671). 

Welcome to HRF

Launched in 1991, HRF seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and developmental programmes, supporting them to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.

Human Relief Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and run by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. The foundation is internationally recognised and in April 2003 was granted Special Consulative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

HRF is a signatory of the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and has a partnership agreement with the European Commission Humanitarian Aid (ECHO). It is also a member of the British Overseas National Development Forum (BOND).

Download our Welcome brochure here.
Our vision

Human Relief Foundation (HRF) envisions a world in which every man, woman and child can enjoy an empowered life in security, dignity and with equal opportunities, in which the basic requirements of all people are fulfilled.

Our mission is to achieve lasting improvement in the quality of life of all people, regardless of their gender, race, religion, class or political affiliation, by mobilising resources, building partnerships and developing local capacities to:

  • Enable individuals, groups and communities to mitigate the effects of disaster and crises, prepare for their occurrence and provide humanitarian relief and recovery;
  • Assist the disadvantaged in becoming self-reliant by developing their own solutions to development challenges and creating sustainable livelihoods;
  • Promote sustainable development and address the root causes of conflict through programmes that target education, shelter, water and sanitation, health and nutrition and humanitarian dialogue;
  • Support the vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised and enable them to voice their needs;
  • Build local capacities.
where we work

HRF has continuously strengthened and expanded its activities to struggling regions across the world. With seven permanent relief offices strategically located across the globe, HRF is capable of providing assistance quickly whenever and wherever it is needed. Click here to find out more.

Our partners

Human Relief Foundation works, and has worked, in association with other international NGOs and funding bodies to deliver emergency aid and long term, strategic programmes across the world. Click here to find out more.


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