MY AIM AND THE DESIRED OBJECTIVE IS TO SERVE MANKIND! (The Promised Messiah as)
“It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East or the West, but truly righteous is he who believes in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Book and the Prophets, and spends his money for love of Him, on the kindred and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and those who ask for charity, and for ransoming the captives.” (The Holy Quran 2:178)
Humanity First is a charitable organisation working under the fold of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat. Humanity First was founded by Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad(rah) Khalifatul Masih IV in 1994. It was conceived with the back drop of hunger crisis in Somalia in 1992 and the war in Bosnia. This was the time when the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat tried to help the victims of these crises, but faced difficulties in serving them directly because of being a religious organization.
We were forced to hand over the food and supplies to other agencies working in those areas at the time. Hadhur was deeply touched by the situation. He perceived the need and opportunity for the Jamaat to establish an independent charitable organization to serve mankind, without any distinction of faith, race, or ethnicity. Humanity First was conceived and formally established as a result of this vision. Hadhur further advised the organizational leads that Humanity First should not limit itself to engaging Ahmadis alone, but be inclusive of other noble souls as well.
Today, Humanity First is registered in 33 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1995. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, storms and tsunamis in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe. Over 93% of donated funds are spent directly on aid projects. With the majority of our labour including skilled engineers and clinicians being volunteers along with preferential rates for materials benefiting from global sourcing, Humanity First is often able to deliver a value of aid many times the value of donations provided. For more information please log on: http://humanityfirst.org/