Relief’s office in China has won an award for its contribution to the
national ‘Interaction for Poverty Alleviation’ programme.
Dawood Ma, Country Director of Islamic Relief China, accepted the
‘Charitarian Organisation Award’ at a ceremony in Beijing on the 10th
Madam Gu Xiulian, the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee of the
National People’s Congress, attended the ceremony and the award was
presented by His Excellency Wang Guoliang, Deputy Director of State
Council Office of Poverty Alleviation.
The programme raises awareness of poverty in China and encourages the
public to become involved in development. Wealthy people were
encouraged to visit disadvantaged areas of China to experience the
harsh reality of poverty for over 120 million people.
The aim is to promote charitable and social responsibility, and the
concept of volunteering and providing assistance to vulnerable members
Working in partnership
The programme was initiated by IRW’s partner, the China Foundation for
Poverty Alleviation (CFPA). Hundreds of organisations supported the
programme, including government bodies, aid agencies and the media.
Islamic Relief in China
In 2006 IRW contributed over 148,000 Euros towards emergency relief and
development projects in China, in partnership with CFPA.
The projects include:
- Emergency flood response in Hunan province
- Girl Students’ Home project in Haiyuan county of Ningxia province
- Integrated rural development in Tongxin county of Ningxia province
- Disaster relief capacity building project
- Ramadhan programme to respond to drought in Tongxin county of Ningxia province
IRW began working in China in 2002 when floods devastated villages in
Shaanxi province. Projects have included education, rainwater
harvesting, irrigation development and seasonal Ramadhan and Qurbani