Who we are

We are a network of key humanitarian and development organizations from each of Muslim donor and recipient countries, the West and the multilateral system.

We improve the lives of those in need, and relations between communities, through bridge building and quality humanitarian action both internationally and locally in a global network of peers.

We also want to foster a conducive, unbiased and safe environment to empower these organizations to work to their full potential.

What we do

We empower civil society groups at all levels, enabling them to reach their full potential. We create dialogue and understanding between humanitarian and development organizations from Muslim countries or denominations and their Western and multilateral counterparts from the West and multi-lateral.

As well as working with humanitarian and development agencies from all over the world, we have set up four national forums in Indonesia, Kuwait, Yemen and Sudan.


The Humanitarian Forum is a global network of key organizations from Muslim donor and recipient countries and their counterparts in Western regions.

We aim to put beneficiaries first by building trust between different communities, organizations, and individuals to maximize the effectiveness of humanitarian action. We work with humanitarian and development organizations of all sizes internationally and in our partner countries. Through training, good governance, cooperation and maintaining humanitarian standards, we hope to create stronger, more efficient networks that can make the most of the resources, learning from each other and foster innovation.


The Humanitarian Forum will attend the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The President the Humanitarian Forum Dr Hany El Banna will be attending the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, taking place in Geneva on 25 April 2017. Co-hosted by Switzerland and Sweden   With an alarming 18.8 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who require immediate assistance …

What we believe

We believe it’s possible for actors from different cultures and backgrounds to tackle poverty and injustice together. We believe there’s a great deal of common ground between Eastern and Western humanitarian groups, and that through strong partnerships built on trust and respect, we can achieve unprecedented results in tackling poverty, maximizing aid and creating prosperity and security.

We believe small, local organisations play a crucial part in this work, and that local knowledge is vital to the global humanitarian movement.