Humanity First Australia Ltd is a non-political, non-religious and impartial international relief and development agency that focuses on protecting human life and dignity. Humanity First Australia Ltd provides aid on the basis of necessity alone, irrespective of caste, creed, color or religion.
Our mission is to serve socially disadvantaged individuals and families in the poorer communities and disaster struck areas in Australia and around the world.
We aim to offer sustainable development solutions to society whilst providing and empowering local communities the resources to help themselves. We promote peace and understanding based on mutual respect and acceptance. Through advocacy, emergency responses and efficient programming, HF prioritizes the health and safety of those most vulnerable.
As a relief organization, HF aims to help millions of people in need in alleviating poverty, improving standards of living, refining health resources and promoting quality education to vulnerable communities. HF is funded by voluntary contributions of individuals and private sponsors. Majority of the aid workers and management are unpaid volunteers who recognize the significance and value in helping those less fortunate.
Humanity First has consultative status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). HF also works in partnership with many international, regional and local relief organizations.
Humanity First began to operate in the early 1990 and was formally established under a trust deed as a registered charity with the UK Charities Commission, in November1995. Now registered in 55 countries, across 6 continents, HF provides aid and resources to millions of people in need. Our initial mission was to focus on disaster response programs across Europe, but soon morphed in alleviating poverty, improving standards of living, refining health resources and services and promoting quality education to vulnerable communities.
In 2021, a separate new entity Humanity First Australia Ltd was setup to focus on development projects in locally and developing countries under the guidance of Humanity First International both incorporated as limited companies.
The regional Humanity First teams aim to deliver outcomes to help low income and vulnerable communities free themselves from poverty. Collaboration is important to Humanity First as certain organizations expertise in certain areas. It is important to recognize that collaboration means richer resources to help communities in the areas most detrimental to them. Relief involves ambiguity, teamwork and strength in numbers; ensuring that communities get the best help accessible.
Collaboration can include co-working, sharing of funds, resources and personnel. We achieved UN ECOSOC consultative status and work with a wide range of UN bodies. We partner with local organizations wherever it is possible to ensure that our response is quick and locally driven. It is important for us to collaborate with other organizations to gain trust.
In recent years, Humanity First has worked with organisations in the following areas:
World Water Works
Water & Sanitation
Education & Training
Lajna Ima'illah UK
School in a Bag
Fundraising & Marketing
Our team members, from the board of directors, project managers, operations and production teams, marketing and finance all from a proficient and diverse background spanning years of professionalism, provide high levels of technical, functional and interpersonal skills. Our team members work with great devotion, commitment and passion to serve humanity.
Humanity First International is responsible for providing policies, general guidance, strategy and a complete framework of operations to all its affiliates across the globe. It is responsible for new setups and coordinates relief activities during major disasters. HF ensures effectiveness, efficiency and control in operational financial management. Humanity First International has two governing bodies:
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
This is the governing body of HF International. It oversees all activities planned, conducted and executed by all its affiliates. The board formulates and approves policies, strategy and financial requirements of the organization. The trustees represent Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and collaborate collectively with their vast experience in these continents in humanitarian and relief initiatives.
The day to day management is handled by an executive body responsible for implementing and supervising the global strategy and objectives defined by the board of trustees. The management board also ensures the effective management of the organisation and its activities. It monitors and coordinates the activities of all HF branches to ensure they are in keeping with the founding principles, objects and values.
The management of Humanity First Australia Ltd is mainly operated by Health Care professionals, Entrepreneurs, Educators, technology expertise and many other professionals, all of whom volunteer their time to serve humanity.
Dr Muhammad Tanveer Arif
Chairman Humanity First
MBBS,FCPS(P) FRCS & MRCGP(UK) FRACGP(Aus)
Dr Abdul Noor Aftab
Vice Chairman and Director Fundraising
Currently working as CEO/Director Australian Center of Further Education and President Lions Club Indians Sydney.
Dr Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry
State Director Queensland
Visiting Medical officer to Matar Hospital Bundaberg, Qld 4670 and Caboolture Private Hospital. Qualifications- FRCS, FCPS, FRACS. Senior consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Redcliffe Hospital, Metro North. Brisbane, Qld.
Member of Board of Governors HF Australia and Regional Director Victoria
Currently working as Product Development Manager in Polymer Chemistry
State Director South Australia
Hold Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and currently working in Transport related industry in Adelaide.
Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering with Masters in Engineering Management from University of South Australia. Worked on Multi billion dollars projects in Australia now currently working on a Senior Management position in NSW Government.
State Director Victoria
Architectural Graduate (Building Designer) completed master’s degree in Architecture design from university of Melbourne victoria followed by the studies in sustainable architecture design from central Europe. With several years of multinational professional experience, currently working with a design and construction company as design manager as well as running a design company providing building design services in Victoria.
Majid holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in IT from Queensland University of Technology
Served in senior and executive positions in large and small organisations over the last 20 years, including St. George Bank, Westpac, RACQ. Currently serves as General Manager Technology at Resimac in Sydney.
Director Student Affairs
Holds double Bachelor Degree in Law and Social Science in Peace and Development and is currently completing the Master of Laws in International Law.
Admitted as a lawyer in Australia currently working for government. During Law School she participated in legal policy work on the field in rural India and Thailand under the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade and UNDP.
Dr Aamir Mahmood
Director of Medical Program in HF Australia
WORKING AS GP SINCE 1992
Served as Missionary doctor in Nigeria under Nusrat Jahan Scheme from 1993 to 1996