International Islamic Relief Organization

Established by the Muslim World League in 1978, the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) collects donations, zakat, and sadaqah in order to provide emergency relief and development assistance to Muslims in war-torn and disaster-affected areas. Programs focus on orphan care, vocational training and small business assistance, educational scholarships and curricular development, construction of schools and other civic buildings, and health care provision; the organization also runs a Qur'an memorization initiative. IIRO has worked with the World Health Organization, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, the World Food Programme, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The Philippine and Indonesian IIRO branches were designated as terrorist entities by the US Department of the Treasury in 2006 for allegedly providing funding to Al-Qaeda. Like the Muslim World League, IIRO is based in Saudi Arabia and promotes the Wahhabi strain of Islam.

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International Islamic Relief Organization