Our Call to Action

“Muslim philanthropy will be at the forefront in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Now more than ever, Muslim philanthropists around the world need to act collectively and think strategically to maximize their impact. The partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and UNICEF to create the Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children offers a vital new platform to achieve this goal. It is my fervent hope that Muslim philanthropists will look at this opportunity as an amanah, a trust that Allah SWT has bestowed upon us to fulfil.”

Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad

“The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children is an important and much-needed initiative in Islamic philanthropy and will have a meaningful impact for children and youth at the global level.”

H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and founder of the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund

“With the challenges the world faces, particularly as we look to post-COVID-19 recovery and resilience, there is no more precious resource than collective and coordinated action. The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children represents a unique opportunity for leading global Muslim philanthropists to come together and create significant and lasting change for the most vulnerable children and their families.”

— Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF

“Children are especially vulnerable – they face the highest risk of violence, exploitation and disease, and bear the brunt of climatic events, be they floods or droughts. We are proud to partner with UNICEF to develop this innovative, ethical and sustainable funding solution.” 

— H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, President of the Islamic Development Bank

“I am very pleased to announce KSrelief’s participation in the Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children. Particularly now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating an already-challenging global humanitarian landscape, it is essential for our collective efforts to be directed towards helping the most vulnerable among us – our children. The fund will enable Muslim philanthropists to support programmes that provide at-risk children and youth with access to protection, education, health care, proper nutrition and every opportunity to achieve success in the future.”

— H.E. Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Secretary General of KSrelief and Advisor to the Royal Court