What We Do

Annual Report 2021



My name is Hasina and I’m a volunteer with Relief International in Bangladesh.

My family and I came to Bangladesh after we had to flee Myanmar very suddenly. Our journey was long and difficult, and when I arrived at the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, I felt exhausted. The camp here is the largest in the world, but when I first arrived, I felt completely alone.

One day, a neighbor of mine told me about RI’s Safe Spaces. At these Safe Spaces, children can learn and play together, and women can meet, talk, and support one another. A year after I began coming to the Safe Space, I started volunteering here too.

Through my work, I’ve learnt that RI support families like mine in 16 countries around the world.

It’s really amazing to no longer feel like I am alone, and that there are people all over the world that are all trying to help each other.

Thank you for all you do to support us.


Relief International 2021 Annual Report

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Country Snapshots

In 2021, we supported families across the globe

In 2021, we provided over 10 million vital services across Africa, Asia and the Middle East


    Healthcare Consultations Provided


    People With Increased Income From RI Jobs Programs


    Students Provided With Classes Or Training


    People With Increased Access to Water or Educated on Disease Prevention

Afghan refugees in Iran. Pierre Prakash/ECHO
When Crises Hit


As thousands of families fled Afghanistan in August 2021, RI was there to meet their immediate needs at the border with Iran. 

“Women with young children arrived exhausted. Many had travelled through the night on foot, carrying the few possessions they were able to fling into a suitcase,” says Azadeh Hassani, RI Global Humanitarian Director.

“Our teams greeted them with hot meals, warm clothes, blankets and health services.”


How Our Funds Are Spent

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In 2021, we raised $163,046,018. 98% came from governments, 1% from income-earning projects, and 1% from individual donors.

Some donations were small. Some were large. All made a real difference in the lives of people living in the world’s most fragile settings.

We invested 91% of our funds in programs and services and 8% in management, with less than 1% dedicated to fundraising efforts.

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At Relief International, every contribution counts. Whether you give $10 or $200,000, your generosity allows us to go where — and when — we are needed most.

Relief International’s Patrons are among our most dedicated supporters. Without them, the work we do all over the world would not be possible.

Learn More About the 2021 Patrons


Relief International 2021 Annual Report

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