SKT Welfare is a US registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charity, founded in 2008, dedicated to the delivery of humanitarian aid and solutions regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief. Its aim is to help relieve the suffering of the world’s poorest communities.

Since its inception, the charity has accomplished several projects in the UK, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Somalia and more recently, Palestine. However, since 2011 and the onset of the crisis in Syria, SKT Welfare has re-oriented most of its efforts addressing the humanitarian fallout from this conflict, and has become instrumental in delivering aid to Syrians in need, both inside Syria and within refugee camps in neighbouring countries. The charity has evolved and adapted itself successfully to what is an extremely difficult conflict zone to function within, operationally and logistically.

The charity operates a 100% donation policy, and all of its work is carried out by experienced and committed volunteers, overseen by trustees, who are primarily from professional backgrounds. SKT does not outsource any aspect of its relief efforts whatsoever, and takes complete ownership for delivering projects itself, end-to-end. Currently, SKT Welfare has offices in the UK, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Palestine and Jordan.

SKT Welfare’s patron, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi, is one of the most preeminent Islamic scholars in the world today, having been included in the Royal Aal al-Bayt’s publication of the 500 most influential Muslims for several years running. He was one of the first from amongst the ulema to speak out against the use of excessive force against the populace in Syria.

The Sheikh is vocal in championing the rights of the Syrian people, and continues to call for humanitarian intervention and assistance. In addition, he has participated in several conferences and efforts aimed at propagating a peaceful transition to a stable, post-crisis Syria, which will engender freedom and justice for all, as well as protection for minorities.

The charity is in regular contact with the Sheikh, who, given his significant following inside Syria, is able to provide ongoing guidance concerning the needs of the Syrian people, thereby assisting our relief efforts on the ground.




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SKT Welfare’s unique position

  • We operate a 100% donation policy.
  • All of our work is carried out by experienced and committed volunteers, primarily from professional backgrounds. We do not outsource any aspect of our relief efforts whatsoever, and take complete ownership for delivering projects ourselves, end-to-end.
  • Our decision to function autonomously in responding to humanitarian crises is the engine behind our ability to initiate and continue independent, swift and effective relief efforts.
  • The donations we receive enable us to maintain this freedom to act without constraint or consideration to outside currents which might otherwise impact the critical work we do, based on our own assessments of where the needs are most acute and the resources at our disposal.
  • This work we do is driven solely by our own assessment of the need, balanced by any associated risk.
  • We are not subject to any external agency, interests or pressure. This approach is especially important when large segments of civilian populations are facing imminent threats to life and welfare.
  • SKT Welfare’s extensive network of volunteers enables us to be extremely efficient in delivering aid to those who need it most inside Syria. There are many credible charities contributing to aid efforts, but very few have the logistical set-up to get aid into Syria. Those that can, are focussed on border areas or major cities such as Aleppo and Homs. Unlike SKT Welfare, few are actually getting aid to many of the devastated village areas, which are, therefore, being neglected. Our network (of 50 people inside Syria) is so effective that charities have requested us to partner with them, in delivering aid to Syrians.
  • We now have offices in the USA, Jordan, Turkey, Sweden as well as the UK giving us an international footprint for both fund-raising and delivering aid.


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