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LIFE FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT
YEAR BY YEAR
2016

Quadrennial report approved by the UN, aided Syrian refugees in the US and survivors of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, first on the ground during Mosul Iraq crisis

2015

Dug water wells and supported a mobile clinic in Kyrgyzstan, aided families affected by the Nepal earthquake

2014

Signed agreement with UNRWA to aid Gaza, sent hospital beds, medical aid and medicines to Ebola centers in Sierra Leone

2013

Registered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and entered into a partnership with Relief International to provide humanitarian assistance to Syria

2012

Received funding from Mohammed Bin Rashid Charity, in the UAE to construct 2 clinics and 4 schools in Iraq

2011

Constructed and opened 4 community centers in Sierra Leone

2010

Life wins the prestigious Noble Humanitarian Award in Dubai, UAE; Haiti office opens after the earthquake struck in January; Expanded into Ghana – opened an office to provide care for orphans

2009

Sent 125 pilgrims to Hajj from African nations; Established 9 libraries in Iraq

2008

Quadrennial report approved by the United Nations; Received a grant from Mohammed Bin Rashid Charity, Dubai to construct 3 clinics and a boys high school in Iraq

2007

Began construction on a new 100 bed orphanage in Sierra Leone; Iraqi orphans traveled to Japan to participate in an art exhibition

2006

Life awarded a grant from UN Habitat (Life, through its grant from UN Habitat (was able to fund essential community development projects in Iraq)

2005

UAE Office Opens; Nazareth Office Opens; Partnership with IHH begins (IHH is the International Humanitarian Hilfsorganization based in Germany and provides emergency relief around the world)

2004

Jordan Office Opens

2003

Joined the Interaction Committee; Syria Office Opens; Life awarded a grant from UNICEF (UNICEF is the United Nations Children’s Fund created to care for and nurture a better future for children across the world); Partnership with Qatar Charity begins

2002

Afghanistan Operations Begin (Orphan sponsorship begins)

2001

Pakistan Office Opens (Office opens as a result of the increasing number of Afghani refugees attempting to escape Afghanistan’s many hardships)

1999

Received Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the U

1998

Name Changed to Life for Relief and Development (was International Relief Association); Registered with USAID (USAID is the United States Agency for International Development improving life in countries around the world); Partnership with Veterans for Peace begins; Sierra Leone Office Opens (Office opens as a result of the increasing number of war-orphans and families in need)

1997

Iraq Office Opens (Official Iraq office opens in Baghdad)

1996

Went International; Partnership with Brother’s Brother Foundation and Feed the Children begins (began helping those in Lebanon and Sierra Leone)

1994

Expanded to Michigan (Life moves headquarters from California to Southfield, Michigan)

1993

Advanced ruling Federal Tax Exempt Status (Life is granted a tax exemption ID from the federal government)

1992

Founded in California (founded in December as a response to the Iraq war)

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