Humanity First is an international disaster relief and development non-profit organization with 52 independent chapters around the world. This enables us to draw on the support of a diverse group of volunteers, donors and partner organizations around the globe.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Worldwide which has a presence in more than 200 countries remain the major partner and supporter of Humanity First. This partnership provides us with a pool of donors and supporters spread across the world which is one of the biggest reasons we’re able to effectively care for humanity. Wherever there’s a crisis or a critical need for development, we already have a dedicated membership base nearby, which speeds response times and ensures that the vast majority of our resources (approx. 90%) can go directly towards funding our programs.
Our international humanitarian work is largely funded and organized by five independently chartered Humanity First chapters in key donor countries: The USA, Canada, Germany, France and the UK. Each of these national organizations collaborates with Humanity First chapters in beneficiary countries to implement projects. The assignment of beneficiary country to a donor country is based on geographic location, international relationships and other factors.
National Humanity First groups also serve their native countries with human development and disaster relief efforts. For example, Humanity First USA launched crucial Hurricane Sandy relief efforts within 48 hours of the hurricane’s impact in New York and New Jersey, providing hot food, help with recovery cleanup, rebuilding and other services in communities across the Northeast.
Humanity First USA Location
Humanity First USA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, registered in 2004. Currently, we work in 12 key project countries across the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia and Micronesia:
- Burkina Faso
- Marshall Islands
Humanity First USA served over 149,000 people in 2018 alone, meeting their needs on the ground. In the last three years (2016-2018) we’ve served more than 618,000 people globally. Our services range from providing disaster relief, food and water, to running schools and providing vocational training, to giving state of the art medical care to underserved communities. Click the countries above to see how we’ve been providing care for humanity with the help of volunteers and donors like you.