WHO WE ARE: Invitation Relief is a Non-Profit 501 3 (c) tax-exempt corporation focusing on Forced Migration and Health.
This courageous initiative was founded in March 2006 by a Hassan Akmal, a graduate of the Forced Migration and Health Track of the Departments of Population and Family Health and Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman Graduate School of Public Health. The Founder, a former professional tennis player and Right to Play International Athlete Ambassador to Pakistan and the United States, represented the sport of tennis as a spokesperson while using sport for psychosocial development for disadvantaged children all over the world.
OUR MISSION: The organization's team is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people affected by conflict and forced migration.
The organization bears witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. It does not discriminate with respect to culture, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition or disability, etc. The organization has no political affiliation and invites full nondiscriminatory participation. The organization hopes to be an integral and instrumental leader for the next generation of humanitarian workers trying to be public health professionals in complex emergencies.