Founded in 1991, Secours Islamique France (SIF) is a Non-Governmental Organisation devoted to international solidarity, social and humanitarian causes in the fields of humanitarian assistance and development aid, both in France and in the world.
A caring world, in which the basic requirements of people in need are satisfied.
The Secours Islamique France is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest people in France and around the world. Secours Islamique France acts wherever humanitarian and social needs require mobilisation of emergency relief and implementation of development programmes.
The Secours Islamique France is inspired by the values of Islam, solidarity and respect for human dignity, which are at the heart of its concerns. Through its commitment, values and missions, it calls for the building of human solidarity that transcends differences and borders.
NEUTRALITY - INDEPENDENCE - IMPARTIALITY - RESPECT - RESPONSIBILITY - RISK-TAKING These are the principles underlying the humanitarian action that Secours Islamique France has committed to preserve since its creation. Each of these principles guarantees relief for populations that is fair and respects their diversity – whether cultural, religious or social.
Each year, the charity’s accounts are certified by a “Commissaire aux Comptes” (statutory auditor) and are published
on our website: www.secours-islamique.org
In addition, SIF is accredited by the Comité de la Charte du don en confiance, an accreditation body which controls
charities using public generosity.
SOCIAL MISSION IN FRANCE
The Social Mission in France carries out solidarity projects aimed at alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable: families struggling on the brink of poverty, the homeless, the unemployed, the elderly, the desocialised youths, people with disabilities, single women or single mothers, inmates...
Our night-time patrols enable us to engage with homeless people, maintain a social bond
with them in order to guide them towards specialised organisations.
Our housing policy for people without a stable residence has meant that we have set up
a daytime social centre and emergency accommodation structures such as shelters.
Every registered person is monitored and accompanied by social workers for a sustainable
Each year, in partnership with the French State’s Winter Plan, SIF strengthens its actions
SIF provides food assistance to vulnerable and marginalised populations (inmates,
migrants...) and contributes to the fight against exclusion through distribution of food
packages or meals: solidarity restaurant during Ramadan and meat packages on the
occasion of Eid El Adha, etc.
SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE GROCERY STORES
“Epi’Sol” provides temporary food relief for people in difficult situations as well as
socio-educational support. The money saved on food products allows beneficiaries to pay for
a personal project or to tackle unpredictable matters.
In partnership with social landlords, SIF enables individuals to benefit from a single bedroom,
whilst waiting to secure permanent accomodation.
FIELD OF ACTIONS
WATER, SANITATION & HYGIENE
Access to water, sanitation and hygiene is considered a fundamental right for all human beings. SIF is mobilised on the field (water and sanitary facilities supply, basic hygiene awareness) and in the area of advocacy for an effective implementation of the right to safe water.
Seasonal programmes and long-term projects complement each other to fight against hunger: distribution of food packages and meat during Ramadhan and Eid El-Adha, farming activities, fight against malnutrition, distribution of livestock, etc.
The most vulnerable, children are granted special attention through protection programmes: nutrition, access to health care, education and psycho-social support. This is a priority that is accompanied, in some countries, by orphans’ sponsorship programmes: thanks to education and counselling, children are protected from street dangers and risks of exploitation.
EMERGENCY & REHABILITATION
Providing assistance to the most vulnerable populations, even in the most difficult conditions... Secours Islamique France works closely with its partners to provide immediate assistance to victims of conflicts and natural disasters: food aid, drinking water, psychological support, building of infrastructure… Beyond emergencies, these actions are designed to allow the transition towards preliminary reconstruction and rehabilitation, essential for any future development work.
POST-EMERGENCY & DEVELOPMENT
With a sustainable approach to interventions, Secours Islamique France implements post-emergency and development programmes enabling local populations to gain their autonomy. Through access to safe water, income generating activities, education and awareness. Local involvement is the key to foster the rise of civil society.
Secours Islamique France has developed its advocacy campaigns to have more impact and give more meaning to its actions and exert influence on global policy matters that are related to its field of work: protection of civilians and respect of international humanitarian law, access to water and sanitation for vulnerable populations, food security, child protection and social emergency in France.