On March 11, 2021, JLI held a webinar where Dr. Riham Ahmed Khafagy (Assistant Professor, Department of International Affairs, Zayed University) presented her paper ‘Faith-based Organizations: Humanitarian Mission or Religious Missionary’. In her presentation, Dr. Ahmed Khafagy compared the British Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and the Kuwaiti Direct Aid Society (DAS) to examine the influence of social settings on the humanitarian experiences of Islamic faith-based organisations. A response was provided by Dr. Amjad Mohamed Saleem (Manager for Inclusion, Protection and Engagement at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent and JLI Board Member), followed by an engaged discussion with the audience, which included academics, NGO researchers and practitioners.

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