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    * Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation *

    کمیته امداد امام خمینی


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    (Wikipedia) - Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation Imam Khomeini''s Relief Foundation Founded Founder Location Area servedWebsite
    March 5, 1979

    Ruhollah Khomeini, Habibollah Asgaroladi, Mehdi Karroubi, M. Shafigh, Reza Nayeri, Aboulfax Haji Heidari

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    The Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation was founded in March 1979 as a charity organization to provide support for poor families. The aim is to help such families regain financial stability. IKRF has also provided support to regions outside of Iran, including Pakistan, Somalia, Afghanistan, Palestine, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Kosovo, Chechnya, Comoros, Iraq, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Syria, Lebanon.

    Main branch office of IKRF in Nishapur.

    IKRF provides multiple ways of support to individuals or families. By the end of 2008, a total of 8.6 million needy people have received aid from IKRF. 698 thousand families were covered in Rajaei plan, which provides social security coverage for senior villagers and nomads without insurance. 1.5 million people bellow poverty line received free insurance from IKRF and 843 thousand student received assistance for education.

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    Sources of funding See also: Taxation in Iran

    This foundation is supported by Iranian government and also receives the Islamic taxes of Khums and Zakat, as well as Zakat al-fitr. Also, the foundation has charity boxes installed all across the country to gather donations.

    Child sitting on a IKRF charity boxHistory

    The history of such committee goes back to 1964, 15 years before Iran''s revolution. At that time, the objective of the smaller committee was to support the families of political prisoners.

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