Islamic Relief Worldwide posts record income

The charity's income rose to £127.9m, although the organisation made an overall loss

Islamic Relief Worldwide has recorded its highest ever income, of almost £128m, according to its latest accounts.

In the accounts for the year to 31 December 2018, which were published on Companies House earlier this week, the charity posted an income of £127.9m, up from £126.5m the previous year.

This is the second year in a row that Islamic Relief Worldwide has registered a record high income.

But the charity made a loss of £627,879 because of expenditure rising from £124.7m to £128.6m.

Income from donations and legacies fell slightly, from £107.1m to £106.7m, which was offset by a rise in income from charitable activities

Donations from the public also reduced slightly, from £25.1m to £24.9m.

Spending on charitable activities hit £114.4m, an increase of more than £2.9m, according to the accounts.

Staff numbers at the charity increased from 416 to 457.

The charity also supported a combined 1.8 million people affected by the wars in Syria and Yemen, and the organisation had its largest ever Ramadan and Qurbani food distributions.

Islamic Relief Worldwide helped 3.9 million people worldwide with emergency response and improved 3.5 million lives in 31 countries through development projects.

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