Deen Relief was started in 2013 by Brighton & Hove resident Shabek Ali . Shabek was born in Bangladesh and suffered from Polio as a child. As an adult living in the UK he became acutely aware of the suffering of thousands of Bangladeshi children living in Bangladesh unable to access adequate healthcare, support, education, and food. So he started Deen Relief to be able to provide a direct channel of support to these poor, vulnerable and disabled children. By asking friends and his local community in the UK for donations, he was able to deliver food parcels directly to children in remote areas of Bangladesh. Shabek has also set the direction of the organization to work across different countries in order to meet the objectives of the charity.
We recognise that people across the world and in our own community can benefit from our help, and we fundraise for and run projects in both. Our strategy is to raise money directly for our own causes such as the Bangladeshi Children Fund (BCF) where we distribute food and blankets internationally. We also support local causes such as Feeding the Homeless in Brighton and Hove.