Who we are


Our commitment to accountability

Relief International is committed to ensuring accountability to our stakeholders and to delivering high-quality programs guided by agreed codes and standards. We are a signatory to many leading global initiatives, including the Core Humanitarian Standards, the International Aid Transparency Initiative, and the UN Global Compact.

We take seriously our responsibility to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of each and every person we serve, as well as our employees, interns, volunteers, partners, contractors, and all others associated with our organization.

Our policies and procedures ensure that all our staff maintain a commitment to ethical conduct, governance, good stewardship of funds, environmental sustainability, accountability, and transparency as we work together to achieve our mission.

Key Commitments


Accountability to Communities

Accountability and transparency are central to Relief International’s culture. Indeed, the RI Way puts transparency, accountability, deliberation, and local participation at the heart of all that we do.


Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Relief International believes anyone who has contact with the organization must be safeguarded from harm, abuse, sexual exploitation and harassment.

Women and their children gather at the Umgedebbo demonstration garden in North Darfur, Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

Combating Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking

As an ethically driven organization, we have zero tolerance regarding all aspects of modern slavery and human trafficking practices. We work to combat exploitation, abuse, discrimination, and poverty.

Rahil Smaha, Meal Officer, photographed at Relief International's Bekaa office in Lebanon. Elie Gardner/RI

Providing Safe Programs & Reporting Ethical Violations

Every person has a right to their safety and dignity while participating in Relief International’s programs. We are committed to safe and transparent programs.

South Sudan. Elie Gardner/RI

Responsible and Transparent Gift Acceptance

Relief International is duty bound to act with responsibility and transparency when soliciting and accepting donations.


Code of Conduct

At Relief International, upholding our organizational values is crucial to creating a safe working environment and the ongoing sustainability of our programs and our work.

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