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About Us

Restoring communities.
Building a future.

Our Mission

Humanity First USA is dedicated to serving humanity and safeguarding human life and human dignity.

Our Vision

We focus on giving people the skills and the capacity to succeed and flourish.

Where we work

We work with dedicated partner countries and regions across the globe to provide resources and establish infrastructure that people need to thrive and flourish.

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Burkina Faso

We have opened schools, established vocational centers, held medical and cataract surgery camps, and installed hand pumps for safe and clean drinking water.
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This is the home of Nasir Hospital, HFUSA's North America flagship healthcare facility. We also organize medical camps in remote areas and operate an elementary school.
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HFUSA is actively providing assistance through free medical and eye camps, food distribution, and vocational training.


Beginning in 2010, we swiftly responded to the earthquake crisis and remained to support primary education, medical care, and on-going humanitarian needs.
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We have built the Asih Sasama (Love for All) medical center and will soon open both the Rahmat Hospital and Hasanah Kautsar Orphanage.


We are addressing the lack of clean drinking water, healthcare, and education through projects in these areas of need.
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HFUSA took the lead to operate five schools for refugee children in 2020. Nearly 500 children from South and Southeast Asia attend our primary schools for their education each year.
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Mali is home our largest number of schools and vocational training centers and to the Humanity First Medical Center.
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Marshall Islands

HFUSA supports HF-RMI to meet local needs in education and youth programming, healthcare, and solar electricity.


HFUSA has supported short-term projects in disaster relief, health, and education since 2017. Our newest work distributes hot meals to people experiencing food insecurity.
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Puerto Rico

We have supported Puerto Rico’s relief and recovery from hurricanes since 2017, responding immediately to help thousands of families.


We are building schools for children, installing hand pumps to bring clean water, and will soon establish a new medical clinic.
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HFUSA is actively engaged in Disaster Relief, food distribution, and a free tutoring program to meet humanitarian needs in our home country.


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Humanity First USA was established as an independent 501(c)3 in 2004. We are affiliated with the Humanity First International network that was founded in 1995, initially to help those in need of disaster relief during the war in Bosnia. Started by the head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Humanity First can now be found in over 60 countries.

While we have deep roots in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, our volunteers, staff, and supporters come from all religions and walks of life, and we serve all people–regardless of their race, their religion, their politics, or their ethnicity.

Our Values

Four core values inform everything that we do at Humanity First:

Impartiality: We serve everyone, regardless of their background or affiliations
Efficiency: We stretch every dollar by enlisting volunteer expertise. Our worldwide team of medical professionals, engineers, and project managers provide pro bono services so that more of our funds can be used directly on programs.
Collaboration: We know we are stronger when we work together, so we make it a priority to work with local governments and NGOs. And we use global expertise while relying on local leaders who know the culture and the needs of those we serve.
Empowerment: In everything we do, our goal is to empower communities to become self-sufficient.

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Striving for UN Sustainable Development Goals

Humanity First has consultative status with The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and contributes to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our programs in particular advance SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9,10,11,16, and 17, while we work hard to be a positive actor across all these critical global goals.

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“It is up to the members of Humanity First to strive earnestly, seeking the betterment and wellbeing of mankind. Never rest easy or feel satisfied with what has gone in the past; rather, look to the future and see how and where you can increase the scope of your service for humanity.”

His Holiness Mirza Masroor AhmadThe current worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community,


The Humanity First Student Division strengthens our commitment to youth leadership, and HF Healthcare Services is an HFUSA subsidiary dedicated to global health.

HF Healthcare Services

HF Healthcare Services is a low-profit subsidiary under Humanity First USA to build and operate healthcare facilities for Humanity First organizations worldwide.

Humanity First Student Division

The Humanity First Student Division of Humanity First USA runs student service organizations in top universities, high schools, and professional schools around the country.

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