İnsan Hak ve Hürriyetleri İnsani Yardım Vakfı (İHH)
هيئة الإغاثة الإنسانية وحقوق الإنسان والحريات
The Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief
Membership Number: 19
Membership Date and Place: 31 December 2005, Founding Member
Year Founded and Place: 1992, Istanbul
Area of Activities: Education and Culture, Youth, Woman and Family, Law and Human Rights, Tableegh and Da’wah, Health, Research and Analysis, Humanitarian Aid, Umbrella Organization
President: Atty. Fehmi Bulent Yildirim
IHH has been working since 1992 with the purpose to deliver aid to all people who are in need, who had a catastrophe, who are victims of war, natural disaster, etc. or wounded, crippled, starved, homeless and persecuted thereof, wherever they are regardless of their religion, language, race or sect and to prevent the violation of the basic human rights and freedoms of those people. IHH’s voluntary relief activities have evolved to an official organization in 1995 and spread around five continents as it established a bridge of goodwill stretching from Turkey to 135 countries and territories.
IHH gives priority to the following in its relief operations; war-zone or war-torn countries and territories, regions struck by natural disasters, poverty-stricken countries and territories.
Atty. Fehmi Bulent Yildirim
He was born in 1966, Erzurum. He completed his higher education at Istanbul University, Faculty of Law. He has served in various non-governmental organizations. While the Bosnian genocide was happening, he founded IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation with a group of friends. He pioneered humanitarian aid to the Yildirim area, and led the Turkish activists carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. He was arrested on 31 May 2010 right after Israeli bloody intervention of the fleet. He returned to Turkey with some other prisoners as a result of Turkey's negotiation, after having arrested for 3 days in Israel. He continues his projects in a wide range of areas in needy countries with the IHH, which he is currently heading.
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Telephone: +90 212 631 21 21